Circle the head of Killary Fjord then wind through deserted glens, alongside loughs and over the Sheeffry Pass as you make your way to the georgian town of Westport on the banks of the Carrowbeg River.
Leaving behind the lively streets of Westport you spend today cris-crossing over stonewalled farmland and rolling hills towards the little village of Cong. The setting for John Wayne's 1952 film 'The Quiet Man'.
Begin this morning by retracing the first few km of yesterday’s cycle to Cleggan before following the rugged Atlantic coastline and loughs to Ireland’s only true fjord, Killary Harbour. Surrounded by the mountains of Connemara, the head of the fjord marks the border between Galway and Mayo.
Follow a quiet section of the Wild Atlantic Way to the small coastal village of Cleggan where you catch a 30-minute ferry to the tiny island of Inishbofin, enjoy an afternoon here before heading back to Clifden.
A short ferry hop has you arriving at Knightstown in Valentia where you begin to follow a loop ride covering the entirity of this historic island. With plenty of options to choose from including a visit to Cromwell Point Lighthouse, a hike up Geokaun Mountain or even a boat ride to The Skelligs, you can turn this short ride into a full day of adventure.