Cycle the Loop Head peninsula. Clare. Private guided. Full/half day.

Cycle the Loop Head peninsula. Clare. Private guided. Full/half day.

Loop Head 65km cycleway;
See Alpacas – The Flying Alpaca and Loop Head Alpacas;
Birdwatching along the coast;
Thalassotherapy – sea water & seaweed spa;
Swim at the Pollock Holes.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Kilrush, Ireland
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Bike & Mountain Bike Tours




Loop Head 65km cycleway;
See Alpacas – The Flying Alpaca and Loop Head Alpacas;
Birdwatching along the coast;
Thalassotherapy – sea water & seaweed spa;
Swim at the Pollock Holes.

Itinerary

Cyclists keen to experience Loop Head on two wheels will be relieved to learn that the peninsula has a very gently undulating topography, with almost no daunting hills. The Loop Head Cycleway is a 65km circuit along the coast roads starting and ending in Kilkee, hugging the shores of the Shannon to the south and the Atlantic to the North. Take it in stages, staying in any of the guesthouses along the way, and arrange to have your bags transported from stop to stop.

Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery while learning about various historical and geological features along the way. The Loop Head Heritage Trail is signposted and has an audio guide. From the tip of Loop Head to Ross Beach and Bridge, there is an opportunity to see whales and dolphins from the coast, as well as a variety of nesting seabirds.

The quiet country roads are ideal for cycling around the whole peninsula.