This page provides information about the signing of EuroVelo 1 Ireland and things you should know related to following the route. There are some pictures below of the different signs you might see.

  • The whole route is signposted – in the both directions – from south to north and north to south.
  •  There are some different types of signs. Designated cycle routes on road in Ireland have a white background with blue text. On greenways you will see green signs with the greenway logo and the EuroVelo 1 logo.
  •  Signs on the EuroVelo 1 route will always have the Eurovelo 1 logo as shown below.
  •  There may also be other logos or numbers on the sign related to local cycle routes.
  • If you see a cycle route directional sign that does not have the EuroVelo logo you may be following another cycle route.
  • If there is a junction/ turn on the road or path with no sign this means there is no change of direction and you should continue in the same direction
  • Signs are sometimes on the same pole as other directional signs and sometimes they are alone on a pole.
  • On the same pole as a Eurovelo sign you may also see white directional signs to a destination with black text and a distance to the destination.
    • These signs are primarily to direct motorists to the destination.
    • EuroVelo 1 may follow a different route to the destination, so if you want to stay on the route, you should follow the EuroVelo signing.
    • The distance to the destination via the EuroVelo route may be different than the distance on the route signposted for motorists. It is often longer on the EuroVelo route as it follows quiet roads or more scenic roads.
  •  In some urban areas there may be a one way traffic flow and if the EuroVelo route shares the road with other traffic it is necessary for cyclists to follow the one way system – e.g. Limerick City and Galway City. In these cases, the route signing will be different for cyclists going towards the north and cyclists going towards the south.
  •  On Greenways the signing has a green background with white text. Where EuroVelo 1 is on a greenway the logo will be displayed.

The route in the Republic of Ireland is approximately 2300km long. This requires a lot of signs! With so many signs there is a possiblity that some will be missing, damaged or misaligned (pointing the wrong direction). Signs get blown by the wind, moved by mischievous people, hit by vehicles, stolen of poles etc.

Even through the route has been fully signposted it is strongly recommended that you bring a detailed map of the route – either a paper copy or a copy on a phone or tablet.  If you have a GPS unit on your bike it is also recommended that you load the route on to this to assist navigation.

You can download the GPX file for the full route here (south to north Route) or for each section on the section pages (which are mapped South to North). The GPX file for the full route north to south can be found here.

If you see problem with a sign, or any other problem on the route, please contact

Examples of signs on EuroVelo 1 in Ireland