Cleggan, Claddaghduff & Sky Road Loops
Cleggan and Claddaghduff Section
33 Kilometers: 3 to 6 hours
This route travels north to the rocky Connemara coast around Cleggan, following the fringes of Streamstown Bay. The route passes Omey Island and cyclists can opt to visit this small island on foot when the tide is out. Near the fishing village of Cleggan, visitors can climb Cleggan Head with spectacular views of Inishbofin, Inishturk, Clare Island and the Twelve Bens. From Cleggan, a mountain road climbs gradually through a forested area before a speedy descent back down to the town.
Sky Road Section
16 Kilometers: 1 to 2 hours
When overlooking Clifden Bay, this rise to more than 150m above sea level has spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean and many of its Islands including: Inish Turbot, Turk, Ard Mór and beyond.
You will also see the old ruins of Clifden Castle, former home of John Darcy who founded the town at the start of the 19th century. This cycle brings you to secluded beaches and up close and personal with flora and fauna, wildlife and animals including the famed Connemara ponies, harbour and grey seals and not to mention the odd black faced sheep and maybe even a donkey.