Clonakilty Community Cycle Scheme

Suggested Cycling Routes

For all these routes we strongly recommend you bring plenty of water and provisions for the trip, some routes have the odd shop or cafe en-route but they may be closed (Sundays etc) and some routes have only one or no shops en route. You can click on any of the maps below to see map detail, gradients etc and, if you have a smart phone, navigate using GPS.

Join up routes to create full-day cycling adventures or shorten for leisurely family cycle days-out. We always recommend cycling in line as roads are often narrow and cars do go faster than we would like!

Difficulty level: Easy. One steep hill when going onto island needs care & perhaps dismounting. Cars can be a problem here.
Motor Traffic: High during Summer

Difficulty level: Intermediate/Advanced. Large hills near Red Strand/Ardfield. (Easier option if you return from Owenahincha via Castlefreke and same route and forgoing Long Strand & Arfield)
Motor Traffic: Low/Medium

Difficulty level: Easy-Intermediate. Quite flat
Motor Traffic: Low

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Motor Traffic: High in Summer

Difficulty level: Intermediate. (Steep hills on road to Drombeg then mostly flat/downhill)
Motor Traffic: Low - Medium in summer