Ireland has many mountain bike trails that are ideal for cycling and taking the spectacular views. If you are a biker looking for the best trails and sweeping views of Ireland, check out the following list.
Here is our list for the Best Mountain Bike Trails
The Kingfisher Trail:
The Kingfisher Trail is perfect for anyone who wishes to have a true off road experience. The country roads that it crosses are almost always free of traffic. The landscape is beautiful with spectacular panoramic views of the lower and upper Lough Erne and Lough Macnean, which can be seen from several viewpoints along the way.
From the City of Galway to Spiddal:
This route runs about 40 km, from the outskirts of the city of Galway on Clifden Road to Moycullen. Following this road towards Spiddal, you will end up seeing the cliffs of Moher on your right out across the bay. On a clear out day, Aran Islands can be visible on the horizon as you make your way down to the town of Spiddal.
The route from Derroura, County Galway:
This route is 16 km long and it is a pure Connemara landscape. It is all uphill to the Knocklettefore at Mast. But it’s worth it, as you crest the the top of the trail you are met with spectacular views of the lakes. Take in the view and then it’s downhill to the boardwalk where you’ll find another type of adventure.
Beara Peninsula, Kerry and Cork Counties:
It is a difficult road but the landscape is stunning and it covers a total of about 195 km. You cannot miss the spectacular views along the Healy Pass along with the Kenmare River and Bantry Bay, after overcoming the 300 m summit. There is about 30 km back to Kenmare, where you take a walk around the Glengarriff village and Eyeries. You can also take a ferry from village Castletownbere to the island of Bere to continue your bike exploration there.
Many of Ireland’s bicycle routes are made up of winding country roads, tiny villages, bustling towns and vibrant cities. In addition, the surrounding landscapes are filled with mountains, lakes and stunning coast lines.