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Derroura MTB Centre, Galway

Badger Rating 3.0/5
Derroura Mountain Bike Trail Network, is a purpose built, Coillte sanctioned 16km trail that offers fantastic mountain biking amongst the scenic wilds of Connemara.

Getting There

From  Galway, take the N59 road north-west towards Clifden for 25kms to reach Oughterard. Go straight through the town and continue on the N59 for a further 7kms, where you will reach the entrance to the car-park and trailhead on the right hand side. The entrance is directly opposite the lay-by at Lough Bofin.

Trail Description

During a lap of the 16km trail you will face several long climbs which will be more than compensated for by some fantastic singletrack descents.  Much of the trail is over high ground, remote and exposed in places so be prepared for West of Ireland weather.  If you’re lucky with the weather some of the views across Connemara are simply outstanding. 

The circular loop is fully waymarked and contains over 13km of singletrack some of which is technical, steep and rocky in places with exposed rock slabs, boulders, mud, roots, loose gravel and sections of north-shore.  

If you’re in the West of Ireland, this trail must not be missed.


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  • not to bad, but theres no good visibility of a trial marks, i lost may way, no maps every 5 km showing where y exactly position are

NOTE: The trails on this site have been ridden before, but you should not interpret their inclusion as an indication that mountain-biking is officially sanctioned on them. Seeking permission from landowners is your own responsibility, as is conducting yourself in a manner that is courteous, respectful to the environment, and conscious of the safety of others.