On this section of the route you will discover ancient ruins, quiet country lanes, hidden coves and stunning coastal landscapes. The route out of Wellingtonbridge heads north along the R738 before looping back towards the coast and out towards the stunning Hook Peninsula. Enjoying cycling along the coast through St. Kieran’s and Saltmills. Take time out to stop at Tintern Abbey and Colclough Walled Garden to explore the Abbey and the recently restored walled gardens.
Fethard -on -sea is a great stop for refreshments before embarking on the next leg of the journey. If time is with you take a short detour down to Carnivan Bay, one of Wexford’s most stunning beaches and best kept secret. Next head for the renowned Hook Peninsula.
Do note that while the official Euro Velo route does not bring cyclists down to the lighthouse right out on the furthesmost point of Hook Head Peninsula, it is well worth exploring Here you will discover stunning coastal landscapes and the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. Head back inland and west into Duncannon village, a bustling tourist spot in the summer months. This section ends in Ballyhack a short spin from Duncannon from where you can take the Passage East Ferry across the estuary to Waterford for the next section of the Euro Velo.
Wellingtonbridge to Saltmills 20km
Saltmills to Fethard-on-Sea 8km
Fethard-on-Sea to Hook Lighthouse 13km
Hook Lighthouse to Duncannon 14km
Duncannon to Ballyhack 5k