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.

Map of the routes

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Clifden Bike Shop

The Capital of Connemara and your starting and finishing point to discover Connemara’s cycling havens.

Sky Road Viewing Point and Discovery Point.

One of the most beautiful views of the Wild Atlantic Sea.



Omey Island:

This tidal island Omey can be reached at low tide via a wide sandy beach –  by foot 

Cleggan Village and Discovery Point.

A fishing port with ferry access to Inishbofin

Letterfrack Village

The entrance to Connemara National Park, with Shops, bars and restaurants.

Tullycross Village

The crossroads for Tully peninsula and Lettergesh beaches

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery and iconic visitor attraction set in 1,000 acres of mountainside in Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland.

Leenane Village & Killary Fjord

Leenane is one of the most scenic places to visit in Galway with top attractions such as the Aasleagh Falls.

Maam

Maam village lies between the Maamturk mountains  to the south west and Bunacuneen is its northern boundary.

Maamcross

 Lies as the crossroads north to Maam south to Rosmuc west to Clifden.



Oughterard

A bustling  town on the N59 renowned for its fishing on Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib is the second largest freshwater lake in Ireland. It is located in County Galway, in the west of Ireland and contains over 300 islands.



Moycullen

Moycullen (Irish: Maigh Cuilinn) is a Gaeltacht village in County Galway, Ireland, about 10 km (7 mi) northwest of Galway city.



Barna

Barna (Bearna in Irish) is a coastal village on the R336 regional road in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.



Spiddle

Spiddal, also known as Spiddle is a village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. It is 18 kilometers (11 mi) west of Galway city,

Inverin

Inverin is a Gaeltacht village between Baile na hAbhann and Minna in County Galway, Ireland.

Costelloe

Casla (Costello or Costelloe) is a Gaeltacht village between Indreabhán (Inverin) and An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe) and is home to TG4 and Radio Na Gaeltachta.

Patrick Pearse Cottage 

In Rosmuc, Co. Galway. The cottage was a summer retreat for the writer and poet Patrick Pearse for 12 years, from 1903 to 1915. It was here that he drew inspiration for his poems.

Killkerrin

Discover the stunning coast of South Connemara. Cill Chiaráin (Kilkieran in English) and Carna lie in the very heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht region.

Carna

Discover the stunning coast of South Connemara. Cill Chiaráin (Kilkieran in English) and Carna lie in the very heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht region.



Recess.

Lies at the foothills of the 12 Bens and Maamturk mountains, and home to the amazing Inagh Valley Road and Maumaen

Ballinahinch

This area is a must, wonderful walks along the river, a scenic stretch of the Connemara Greenway. Lakes and rivers with the 12 Bens Mountain range as a backdrop.

Cashel:

 A Connemara seaside village with an amazing coastal cycling or drive - Go Hill-Walking on Cashel hill for splendid views of the Connemara Coastline.

Roundstone

A purpose built fishing village, with the backdrop of the 12 Bens mountain range. Just 1km from wonderfully scenic beaches Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay.

Ballyconneely

A traditional holiday favorite for domestic and international visitors, Ballyconneely is home to the Connemara Championship Golf Links

Bunowen Bay Discovery Site

On the eastern side of the Slyne Head promontory is Bunowen Bay, a small, sheltered beach with crystal clear waters.

Not far from the beach is a small harbor, On the other side of the promontory is Connemara Golf Club.

Derrigimlagh Discovery Site

Derrigimlagh Bog is one of the Signature Discovery Points of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is a uniquely beautiful area of blanket peat bog but also as the scene of two significant events in international travel and communications history. Marconi’s first transatlantic radio signal in 1907. John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown in 1919 on the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

N59 Cycle Path

An extension of the Greenway this very scenic path is very popular for an evening cycle or stroll along the Derrylea Lake

Inagh Valley 

Turn on to the R344, which takes you through the Inagh Valley. Meandering past Lough Inagh, the Twelve Bens are to the left, with the Maum Turk mountain range to the right. This is a stunningly beautiful scenic route.

Galway Wind Way

A range of recreational trails at Galway Wind Park. Our 6 routes along 48km are designed to be fun for the whole family

The Lettermore-Lettermullen Peninsula

 Comprises interconnected small islands connected by the R374 roadway. This winding route navigates through rugged terrain and patches of Atlantic seawater, guiding travelers from Lettermore to Lettermullan.

Derroura

It is a circular way marked loop of around 16km with a little over 13km on single track. Parts of the trail are technical, steep and rocky.

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