The north side of Donegal Bay offers great cycling roads -- scenic but very hilly. For long-distance bikers, one good but arduous route from Donegal Town follows the coast roads west to Glencolumbkille (day 1), continues north to Ardara and Dawros Head (day 2), and then returns to Donegal (day 3). It takes in lots of spectacular coastal scenery along the way. Rental bikes are available from the Bike Shop, Waterloo Place (tel. 074/972-2515). The cost varies based on the kind of bike, but starts at around €10 a day, €60 a week.


For advice and equipment for fishing in Lough Eske and other local waters, contact Doherty's Fishing Tackle, Main Street (tel. 074/972-1119). The shop stocks a wide selection of flies, reels, bait, and fishing poles. It's open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm.


Crossing Boyce's Bridge on the Killybegs road will bring you to the beginning of the Bank Walk to your left. This 2.5km (1.5-mile) walk is delightful, following the west bank of the River Eske as it empties into Donegal Bay. It offers great views of the Old Abbey, Green Island, and Donegal Bay.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.