Distance from Camillaun Lodge: 7km
Equipment Required: Mountain Bike (Bike Hire Available in Oughterard), Outdoor Clothes, Runners, Wet Gear.
Time for Circuit: About 1.5 hours
Derroura Mountain Bike Trail is one of 3 officially developed mountain bike trails in Ireland and is located just 7km from Camillaun Lodge. At a length of 16km and a climb of almost 200m the course is quite challenging though adults and children alike have completed the circuit. The official starting point is from the Oughterard / Maam Cross (Clifden) Road approximately 10km west of Oughterard. Visitors to Camillaun however can take the more scenic and quieter Glann Road and enter the circuit mid-way through an unofficial forestry entrance, though careful study of the map is recommended.
The circuit is made up of gravel, rock, forestry road and board walk and navigates around Knockbrack hill with splendid views of Lough Corrib from near the summit. A mountain bike is required (Road bikes are unsuitable) and helmet very much recommended. Mountain bikes can be hired from the village of Oughterard and if you bring your own bikes we have facilities at Camillaun to hose them down after your trek.
Total trip time is about 3 hours is cycling from Camillaun / Oughterard and 2 hours if driving to the trail head.