Louisburgh Cycle Hub Loop 3 (Derrymore)
This cycle is the more challenging of the three Louisburgh loops. With two streams to ford and unbelievably spectacular panoramic vistas, it is an exciting trip. It brings the cyclist inland to the Sheeffry Hills, traverses isolated country on roads almost completely free of traffic where the tranquility is amazing, and includes a steep climb (or walk) up to the summit of Derrymore.
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Louisburgh is a small town located 22Km from Westport. Along the route the user will experience sea cliffs, beaches as well as inland through wild and desolate country on very quite roads and tracks.
Terrain: This is a more challenging trip inland to the Sheeffry Hills. Traversing through isolated country on roads almost completely free of traffic the tranquility is numbing. One of the many highlights of this loop is the steep climb (or walk!) up to the summit of Derrymore. With two streams needing to be forded en-route this is an exciting loop with unbelievable panoramic views.
Traffic: Extremely light
Degree of Difficulty: Suitable for people with medium levels of fitness although there are a couple ascents where walking the bike may be more suitable.
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