Skibbereen Cycle Hub Loop 3

Cycling On Road
County Cork
1 review
Grade Challenging
Length 45.7 km
Time 3 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 313 m
Waymarking Blue text on white background
Start Point
Skibbereen Post Office
Finish Point
Skibbereen Post Office
Nearest Town to Start Skibbereen
Lat. and Long. 51.54964535, -9.270360768

This loop is the longest of the Skibbereen Cycle Hub Loops. It is a more challenging route and recommended for more experienced cyclists only with lots of steep and very steep hills. The loop starts out through undulating countryside and includes the wild mountain terrain around Mount Kid, climbing from sea level up over a mountain pass of 225m, from where there are magnificent views over Roaringwater Bay and its islands. There are also occasional glimpses of a wind farm. Care is required on the R586 and at some junctions mainly with it and the N71.

Maps and other information

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 89

Conor from Cork

This is great loop on very quiet roads. You will need a decent level of fitness as there are short sharp hills on some of the boreens. The views are spectacular in places.

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