The Irish leg of a network of high-quality cycle routes across Europe is now complete with the addition of new dedicated signposts across Cork County. The final 470km section of EuroVelo 1 follows the coast from Youghal to the Beara Peninsula and was recently completed by Cork County Council in partnership with Sport Ireland.
The EuroVelo cycling routes can be used by cyclists of all abilities, from long-distance tourists to locals without the need for maps or electronic devices. It directs cyclists away from busier areas and uses quieter roads where possible. The blue and white signposts are clearly recognisable and can be understood by all.
EuroVelo 1 also known as The Atlantic Coast Route, spans European countries from Norway to Portugal. It includes 2,300km of rugged Irish coastline, taking in 11 scenic counties including Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Mayo and Donegal.
Funded by the Department of Transport, the signage was completed by Cork County Council and Sport Ireland, in collaboration with Lagan Operations & Maintenance Ltd, and PWS Signs Ltd. EuroVelo signs are now visible at junctions and at set intervals along the cycle route.
More information on the EuroVelo1 route in Ireland is available through https://en.eurovelo.com/ireland.