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Bike Route

Bike Route 1 – Brandon Creek, Approx 8 miles, moderate cycling


Round the north western tip of the peninsula, cycling along the coast of Smerwick harbour and back by the foot of Mount Brandon. This area is traditionally known as Paroiste Múrach or the Parish of Moore, whose castle stood on the banks of the Feothanach river.

Along the way you can visit:

This trip can take as little as 2 hours or all day!

Bike Route 2 – Around the Parish, Approx 8 miles, Mostly moderate, some hills.


This area is known as ‘Paróiste na Cille’ or the Parish of the Churches. It is the route of ‘The Pilgrims’ Path’. The early monks travelled from Ventry Harbour through Gallarus and Kilmalkeder to Mount Brandon.

The landscape is dotted with early sites both Christian and pre-Christian, probably the most famous being Gallarus Oratory. It is also a great route to take in the flora, fauna and birds of the peninsula

Along the way you can visit:

enjoy a stroll, breathing in the great air, watching the light in the sky change. A good place for bird lovers, lots of waders here.

Bike Route 3 – Slea Head, 25 Miles approx, a longer route, with hills


Taking in the western scenic route of the peninsula. Spectacular views out over the Blasket Islands
25 Miles approx. A longer route, with hills


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