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The Skellig Way

Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland

Trails - Hilly - New

Ride the Skellig Way, primarily a hiking route but makes for a breath-taking gravel spin. The ride starts in Ballinskelligs Bay and zig-zags up along dry stone ditches past the old famine village of Ciall Rialaig. At this point a broken country lane starts an angular ascent onto the ridge from where you have superb views of the Skellig Rocks and the broad Atlantic. The final ascent to the ridge is up a steep grass trail. Descend into St Finian's Bay with its rocky out crops and loop back onto the road into Ballinskelligs to the finish, overlooking McCarthy’s Castle on the beach. It’s a short but beautiful spin showing the best of the Irish Atlantic coast.

16.83KM
DISTANCE
0:51:27
DURATION
354M
ELEVATION GAIN
221
TOUGHNESS