The road to Ballycroy

Mulranny – Ceide Fields – Ballina Cycle

Distance: 105km
Climbing: 460m

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This ride is the long way to get to Ballina, but that means you get to see some of the wildest, most remote Mayo countryside.

Ceide Fields is the most extensive Stone Age site in the world and its remoteness makes it perfect for cyclists to visit.

This is the ride for you if you like to get away from it all. It is also an interesting way to travel from the Achill area towards Sligo which also has some fantastic scenery. You can continue on the Ballina to Sligo route.

Attractions

Ceide Fields is a vast prehistoric landscape set on dramatic cliffs on the Atlantic Ocean.

Primrose Hill is a dolmen outside Ballina.

Mulranny – Ceide Fields – Ballina Cycle Useful Info

Much of this route is on R roads and part of it is on an N road, so plenty of road cycling experience is important. But the region’s remoteness means that traffic ought to be fairly light even on the main roads.

Mulranny lies on the Great Western Greenway – the dedicated cycle/walking path from Westport to Achill. This route is an alternative to the shorter Westport to Ballina route if you are heading north and have plenty of time.

Rossport offers an optional scenic diversion to a sheltered bay.

Useful Links

Westport to Ballina

Ballina to Sligo

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