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Arranmore Island, Donegal

Badger Rating 4.0/5
A fifteen minute ferry journey from Burtonport. A great day out with spectacular scenery, lung-busting climbs and exhilarating descents. All rough double-track and tiny tarmac roads. There are tracks and trails all over the island, so the possibilities are endless.

Getting There

Park at the harbour in Burtonport, and hop on the ferry with the bike. There are a few companies offering ferry services to the island, so particularly if you are in a group of more than four, you will be able to haggle for the best price on the harbour.

Trail Description

Make your way to the lighthouse on the western side of the island - the cliffs are incredible and it's possible to ride on the open mountain in parts. Lots of tracks all over the island ensure you are never too far from civilisation!

Following exploring the island, a quick dip in the Atlantic will put you in the mood for a cold one before returning to Burtonport. The Lobster Pot in Burtonport does a fantastic feed, and the seafood is fresh off the harbour.

Arranmore is great fun, and we'd encourage anyone to head over with the bike if you get the chance. The ferry runs back and forth pretty much constantly.

Arranmore Map

Useful Maps & Links

Check ferry times for Arranmore/Burtonport

OSI Map 1


trail head marker Trail Head

Movies of Arranmore Island, Donegal


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  • LOTS of height to play with. Some of the hills are very steep, and the scenery is amazing. No single-track, but tiny roads and bog tracks aplenty all over the island. A great day out.

NOTE: The trails on this site have been ridden before, but you should not interpret their inclusion as an indication that mountain-biking is officially sanctioned on them. Seeking permission from landowners is your own responsibility, as is conducting yourself in a manner that is courteous, respectful to the environment, and conscious of the safety of others.