Looking down at Belleek from the Clifden Sky Road

Clifden Sky Road Cycle Loop

Distance: 16km
Climbing: 205m

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This short loop takes you up over the famous Clifden Sky Road. The climb is just high enough to give you great views, but is not too steep.

There is a nice small beach that you can visit before returning past a lakeside road with views of the Twelve Bens opening up before you. This one is not to be missed if you are in the area.

The Clifden Sky Road is very popular, so get out early for the quietest roads.

Attractions

Clifden Boat Club is the start point for an alternative walk to Clifden Castle and has a small beach.

Clifden Castle is a large ruin close to the road, accessible by a short dirt track.

The Clifden Sky Road is one of the most spectacular roads in Connemara.

Eyrephort Beach is an attractive, quiet beach a short distance off the route.

Clifden Sky Road Loop Useful Info

Only the last kilometre or so of this route is on a main road, so care needs to be taken there. The rest is on backroads.

Bus Eireann has several buses a day to and from Galway.

Useful Links

Bus Eireann

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