41km 2 hours
Travel around this stunning peninsula on the edge of the Atlantic with the most spectacular sea views. Carna and Cill Chiaráin are the two main villages and it is a Gaeltacht area and 80% of its inhabitants are native speaker. Fascinating area to explore with many islands, historic remains and fine sandy beaches. Cyclists follow the coast road and then cross the peninsula taking in the magnificent views of Cnoc Mordáin, the best of the south Connemara summits. The slightly pinkish granite of the ridge has been shaped by the passage of abrasive laden ice into roche moutonée.