The Inis Eoghain Cycleway is a 36-mile loop connecting The River Foyle in County Londonderry to Lough Swilly in Donegal. More than one third of the route is traffic free, passing along the Foyle Valley, close to the heart of Derry City and continuing under the spectacular Foyle Bridge before heading through Ballyarnett Country Park. Once at the city limits, the route begins to climb to An Grianán Aileach, with magnificent views over Lough Swilly, Inch Island, the Inis Eoghain Peninsula and south towards the Sperrin Mountains.
From here the route falls away through quiet country roads to the shores of Lough Swilly and the bustling town of Newtowncunningham. The Cycleway then returns via undulating countryside to the River Foyle after passing through Carrigans, where a one-way system avoids a bad bend on a busy road for cyclists travelling in an anticlockwise direction. From Carrigans the route follows the traffic-free Foyle Valley Greenway alongside the river back to the heart of Derry.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.