Ireland’s Shannon Region boasts 7 fantastic cycleways ways, some of which traverse the stunning Cliffs of Moher, historic castles, the Loop Head peninsula, mountainous areas and shorelines. Check out the featured cycleways below and discover the stunning scenery and fascinating history of the region.
The Burren Cycleway is a 69km signposted route. The Cliffs of Moher, with sheer 700 feet drop and stretching for almost 8kms, is a major tourist attraction in the area
The Dolmen Cycleway is one of the most remote, but wonderful places in north Clare to travel by bicycle. Situated in the heart of the Burren the region is dominated by historic castles, limestone, and caves.
A day trip with an opportunity to catch up with the Dolphins in Carrigaholt Bay is one of highlights on this scenic cycle route.
Loop Head Cycleway
This is a two-day tour along the fascinating Loop Head peninsula coastline. It is best to follow this Cycleway by keeping the river Shannon and the Atlantic coastline to your left. The hedge-lined minor country roads will take you through the agricultural heartland of the Loop Head peninsula and there are breathtaking views of the river Shannon along the way.
West Clare Cycleway
The West Clare Cycleway is a 70 kilometre sign-posted cycle route that stretches from Killimer, on the Shannon Estuary, to the coastal resort of Lahinch in County Clare.
Lough Derg Cycleway
Lough Derg, which covers 32,000 acres, is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Ireland. Low hills and mountains with a shoreline of marvellous inlets and bays surround it. Easy riding along the route could take several days, particularly as there are so many places to stop off to view the scenery or spend an overnight. signposted in both directions anywhere along the route.
This easy-going cycleway starts at Nenagh, outside the courthouse, and passes through high-hedged almost traffic-free roads until it reaches Dromineer. Before setting off, there is an opportunity to have a look round the ruin of Nenagh Castle, built by the Butler family in 1217.