We have a new town bike rental scheme launching this year!!! The bikes will be located at pick-up/drop off stations at hotels in the Clonakilty area (including Rosscarbery & Courtmacsherry) The scheme works in a way that you can purchase a card at a reception desk at a hotel (10-20€ for long term use) which allows you up to 1 hour free cycling a day + 1€ for every hour thereafter. Check our clonbike.com for all the details.

If you’re coming to visit Clonakilty for the festival (or any time) and you want to rent a bike to keep with you the place to go to rent a bicycle is M.T.M. Cycles at 33 Ash St. on the main street of town.


For all these routes we STRONGLY recommend you bring plenty of water and provisions for the trip, some routes have the off shop or cafe en-route but they may be closed (Sundays etc) and some routes have only one or no shops en route.   You can click on any of the maps below to see map detail, gradients etc and, if you have a smart phone, navigate using GPS.

Join up routes to create full-day cycling adventures or shorten for leisurely family cycle days-out.  We always recommend cycling in line as roads are often narrow and cars do go faster than we would like!

If you want to add a route create an account on ‘MapmyRide.com’ and join our group ‘Clonakilty Bicycle Festival’ to start sharing!

Difficulty level – Easy – one steep hill when going onto island needs care & perhaps dismounting – cars can be a problem here
Motor Traffic – High during Summer

Difficulty level – Intermediate/Advanced – large hills near Red Strand/Ardfield
        (Easier option if you return from Owenahincha via Castlefreke and same route and forgoing Long Strand & Arfield)
Motor Traffic – Low/Medium

Difficulty level – Easy-Intermediate – quite flat                Motor Traffic – Low
or Search for a route
from millions at MapMyRide

Difficulty level – Intermediate                                   Motor Traffic – High in Summer

Difficulty level – Intermediate  (steep hills on road to Drombeg then mostly flat/downhill)
Motor Traffic – Low – Medium in summer