Derroura Mountain Bike Trail Network, is over 16 km in length and lies at the gateway to Connemara. The trails here will offer you massive views north into the Maam valley and westwards to the Twelve Pins. Derroura offers you some incredible mountain biking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Connemara. You will face long climbs and thrilling descents with great views overlooking the entire of Lough Corrib from the halfway point of the trails.
Between Maam Cross and Oughterard, approximately 7kms to the west of Oughterard on the N59, Galway to Clifden road.
Walk: You can walk the trails with caution.
Mountain biking: This trail offers miles and miles of single track in the most spectacular setting imaginable with outstanding views of mountains, lakes and forests all combined with big climbs and big descents. It is a circular way marked loop of around 16km with a little over 13km on single track.
Parts of the trail are technical, steep and rocky and you need to know how to handle a bike over all kinds of terrain including exposed rock slabs, boulders, mud, roots, loose gravel and even elevated timber boardwalks.
Please ensure that your bike is in good working order and always carry spare warm clothing, water and food. Always wear a helmet and be prepared for any eventuality. Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to get back. Always ride within your abilities and take care.
Spectacular views over Lough Corrib.
Car parking and bike hire locally.
Maam Cross and Oughterard.