This route gives cyclists the opportunity to explore the unique barren but beautiful landscape that is typically associate with Connemara. The route begins in Carrore where the cyclist can visit the legendary Coral Strand. Further north lie the South Connemara Islands, which are a series of archipelagos, islets and rocks to the west of the Carraroe Peninsula in West Galway. These islands lie off the main tourist trail and as a result are still unspoiled and relatively unexplored.The local wildlife is spectacular with large numbers of seals, some of which are inquisitive, and otters, which quite definitely are not. Birds include Common, Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull, and large numbers of Red Breasted Merganser.
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