People Cycling Rides

Mizen Head to Malin - Ireland End to End.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Cork, Ireland (ORK)
End Location
Derry, Ireland
Cost (est.)
$4150 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$415 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Iron Donkey
Avg. Distance
41 mi / 66 km
Avg. Elevation
1900 ft / 579 m
Ride Description

Welcome to Ireland’s legendary End-to-End trip – from Mizen Head in the very southwestern corner of the country to Malin Head at its northernmost.  This route explores hidden Ireland, from pristine coastal routes, to sleepy hamlets and bustling port towns.  Ireland is a country steeped in history, folklore and song.  It’s warm welcome is famous the world over, but it's emerald Isle is best explored by bike.

This itinerary combines some of the island's best routes following a more direct path along both inland and coastal country roads.  It takes in breathtaking scenery and many unique attractions that Ireland has to offer.   The iconic ride is easily comparable to Lands end to John O'Groats and is a must have on any bicycle adventure list.  


The total distance is just over 700 miles with a total ascent of around 35,000 feet. There are 17 required riding days giving a daily average of around 41 miles with an average of 1,900 feet of climbing. There are two (optional) rest days – in Navan and in Ardara. The shortest day is 29 miles and the longest is 51 miles. The biggest climbing day is 2,970 feet. 

The tour includes 20 nights accommodation (with breakfast). Accommodations will be a mix of hotels and  guesthouses / B & B’s. In some locations the group will by necessity be split between t… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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