Cycle Routes

Satisfy your thirst for discovery and adventure on one of Connemara’s Cycle Loops. Cruise gently along the bog road, discover secluded beaches and simply breathe the fresh sea air. Starting in the delightful market town of Clifden, this is the perfect way to explore one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most scenic areas. Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Twelve Bens and with the tranquil coastline at your side, you might even catch a glimpse of the wild seals and leaping dolphins out at sea..

Clifden Cycle Hub Loops and Trails


Clifden – Sky Road – Roundstone – Bog Road – Derrigimlagh – Connemara Greenway 

There are a number of cycle routes on offer which include:

Route 1: Sky Road Loop

20 Kilometres: 1.5+ hours

A spectacularly scenic, overlooking Clifden
Bay, this route rises more than 150m above
sea level and has spectacular views over the
Atlantic and its Islands Inish Turbot, Turk, Ard
Mór and beyond

Route 2: Derrigimlagh & Errislannan Loop

18 Kilometres: 1.5+ hours

The Errislannan Loop is a short one to the
south of Clifden with the theme of famous historical fetes, water, turf and stone, as it goes around the Errislannan Peninsula through the rocky Connemara

Route: Tour de Bens

85-140 Kilometres: 3.5+ hours

Majestic all-encompassing for the energetic, seasoned rider. The route encompasses the majestic Sky Road, Omey Island, Cleggan, Renvyle peninsula, Inagh valley, Twelve Bens mountains, Roundstone and Clifden


Route 3: Cleggan & Claddaghduff Loop

33 Kilometres: 2+ hours

This route is a longer trip north to the rocky
Connemara coast around Cleggan, following
the fringes of Streamstown Bay, passing the many  Islands out to the west.

Route 4: Roundstone and Bog Road Loop

44 Kilometres: 3+ hours

On this route, cyclists can take in the lovely
natural wilderness of the famed Derrygimlagh Site and Roundstone bogs, with the coastline to one side and the backdrop of the Bens mountain range.

Route; Derroura MTB Trail

16+ Kilometres: 1.5+ hours

With massive views north to Maam valley and west to the Twelve Bens. Derroura offers you some incredible mountain biking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Connemara. You will face long climbs and thrilling descents with great views overlooking the entire of Lough Corrib


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