Gem Muckross Head, Co. Donegal

Killybegs ➤ Glengash Loop

Base ➤ Killybegs | 1 Day
Routes Suitable For ➤ Experienced cyclists, small groups and mid/end of season club tours
Guide Budget ➤ €45 - €55 based on one night bed and breakfast with twin room sharing.

Killybegs ➤ Glengash Loop

It’s a tough one from the get-go but this is a stunning route – and the Glengash Pass is the jewel in the crown!

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Killybegs – Glengash Loop

Route Rating ➤ Challenging

Distance ➤ 70 km

Climbing ➤ 1,148 meters

Killybegs – Kilcar – Carrick – Slieve League – Glencolmmcille – Glengash Pass – Killybegs

The magic of this route starts at the 7km mark with a turn out the coast road. It’s a very special part of the country, made even better by what we call Donegal’s rollercoaster – a series of short, sharp climbs and descents bordered by sweeping views of the ocean. Keep a steady pace and enjoy it.

Tí Linn is a good spot for coffee or lunch, after which you can cycle up to Slieve League’s viewing area (a challenging ride, not for the faint-hearted) or you can take a shuttle bus up for a few euro and save your legs for the 49km spin home!

After Slieve League, keep heading west along wide open roads with very little traffic in the direction of Glencolmcille or Gleann Cholm Cille and onwards to the Glengash Pass.

This route is one that just keeps giving and the Glengash Pass is the highlight of the day. Catch it in good weather and this is a spin that will stay with you for years.

A true hidden gem.

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