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Cycle to the sea!

  • 12-05-2021 6:05pm
    Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Hi all, I am planning on cycling to the coast for a day, just to do something different, I’ll be coming from Blessington direction and going over Sally gap or Wicklow gap, but I’m not familiar with the roads past there, beyond Laragh etc , which would be the best route to cycle to get to Wicklow coast? thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭ Seaswimmer

    If you come over Sally Gap you will end up in Roundwood and from there it is an easy cycle down to Newtonmountkennedy and on to Newcastle to the coast. From Roundwood you can also go to Wicklow town via Ashford
    If you go over Wicklow Gap you will end up in Laragh and from there you could get to Rathdrum and on to Brittas Bay.
    You are probably talking 60kms from Blessington itself so a round trip of 120kms to Brittas and probably 90 or 100kms to coast north of Wicklow. Plenty of climbing too. Especially on the way back!!

    Roads are pretty good although busy at weekends.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    thanks Seaswimmer! was looking at a route on Strava and was getting close to 125kms with nearly 2km of climbing which would be a good day out. Might give it a shot in 2 weeks when I have some time off work

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,102 ✭✭✭ bazermc

    Just remember you need to go back

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,235 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu

    head for Greystones, plenty of places to get coffee and cake to fuel your ride back.
    here you go:

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,323 ✭✭✭ Macy0161

    Roundwood - Newtown - Kilcoole would be (marginally) the shortest from Mullinavague (where the Sally Gap road hits the R755).

    Coffee and Beer (Wicklow Wolf Tap Room) in Newtown.

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