Cycling is a fantastic way to explore the Mizen peninsula and Sheeps Head Way. There’s nothing like taking to the road and stopping wherever you fancy to appreciate this stunning landscape and the colourful locals you meet along the way. The epic Sheeps Head Cycling Route is 100km long, starting in Ballylickey, going along the north side of the Peninsula, and returning through Durrus village and on to Ballydehob.The Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is an annual charity cycle event in Bantry which raises funds for local charities. Some parts of cycling trails on The Sheeps Head Way and Mizen Head Cycling Routes overlap with parts of walking or scenic drive routes but they are also suitable for discovering by bike. Connect a few routes together for cycling trips that take a day or more to complete and make the most of your time here. See below local bike shops for all your cycling needs, and guided and self-led tours on offer.
The shop is located just off Market Street within walking distance of the town. If you need to hire a bike in Bantry or more information on cycling routes O’Donovan’s Cycles have everything you need. They can also organise guided cycling trips, offer repairs and parts for your bike maintenance.
Cycle West Cork provides bike and equipment rentals and will drop and collect the bikes to your chosen accommodation. The shop also has a number of electric bikes available to make cycling this part of Ireland easy and hassle free. They also have on offer guided and self-led tours to suit your needs.