Lough Derg Cycle Tour is a 80.2 mile loop trail located near the city of Killaloe that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, road biking, and scenic driving.
This is a suggested circular route around Lough Derg, Ireland's Pleasure Lake, so you can pick it up at any of the delightful towns or villages along the way or decide to concentrate on a section that is within easy reach of where you are staying. It starts at the idyllic twin towns of Killaloe/Ballina on the southern tip of the lake and winds its way up the Clare shoreline through attractive villages such Tuamgraney, Scarriff, Mountshannon and Whitegate to reach Portumna in Co. Galway on the northern edge of the lake. From there, it veers down south again to take in quaint Tipperary villages such as Terryglass, Puckane and Dromineer on the way to Nenagh, the largest town in the area. The last leg of the route returns via Portroe and Garrykennedy to the starting point of Killaloe/Ballina. The varied landscape and interesting sights that surround the picturesque and magnificent lake and its hinterland are spread over its three neighboring counties. What excitement and anticipation lies in store as you set out to discover the delights of this beautiful and unique area!