Clifden Sky Road Cycle Loop Directions
0 to 10km
At the junction of Main Street and the N59, follow the N59 north past the church. Take the first left, after a few metres, following the sign for the Sky Road. You go up a hill and after going down a short incline you see a driveway and a stone arch at the end of it. Clifden Castle is a short walk down the road leading off to the left. Or if you continue on, soon after this the road forks. Take the high road on the right [5km marker].
Go past the layby at the top of the hill – the high point of the ride – and down the other side until you reach a turnoff. You can turn left to do the detour to Eyrephort beach or right to return to Clifden.
###Optional detour to Eyrephort beach###
After taking the first left turn at the bottom of the hill, after a few metres the road forks. Take the right fork to go down to the secluded Eyrephort beach. When you return, you reach the junction again – turn left to return to Clifden by the back road.
Continue on this road as it bends right and back east to Clifden, behind the hills. You cycle alongside a lake on your left.