Starting in Manorhamilton, take the R280 in the direction of Kinlough/Bundoran, passing down through the Glenade valley. In the village of Kinlough, turn right in the direction of Rossinver along the R281 where you will see Lough Melvin on your left with Arroo Mountain on your right offering a unique landscape. At the T junction turn left towards Garrison in Co. Fermanagh. 

In the village turn right towards Kiltyclogher on the B52. After 8km turn right for Kiltyclogher village. At Seán MacDiarmada’s monument turn right onto the R283 in the direction of Manorhamilton and the Kilty Braes climb. Take the right turn for the 5km Killea climb on the L6180, then turn left for the Cherrybrook descent. This road meets the N16 turn left towards Enniskillen.

After 1km turn left onto the R283 for Kiltyclogher then some 4km further on at the Y junction keep right following the cycling sign for Dowra/Bencroy. After passing St. Michael’s Church you meet the N16 again, where you turn left towards Enniskillen / Glenfarne. Continue on this road until the junction for Dowra (care needed turning right). In Dowra continue on towards Drumshanbo where you will see Lough Allen on your right. From Drumshanbo the route heads back up the R280 on the west side of Lough Allen to Drumkeeran, then continue in the direction of Manorhamilton for some 6km then take the left turn onto the R289 for Dromahair.

After passing through the village of Dromahair keep to the right following the signs for Newtownmanor, at the next Y junction keep to the left following the cycling signs, and passing O’Rourke’s table on your left. Continue onto the R286 turning right which will bring you back to the N16 at Shanvaus. Then turn right and continue back the 4km to Manorhamilton. 


The 150km Glens route passes through three of the five Glens of the Wild Atlantic Loop, Glenade, Glenaniff and Glenfarne. Also, it passes through eight villages, Kinlough, Kiltyclogher, Glenfarne, Dowra (Co. Cavan), Ballinaglera, Drumshanbo, Drumkeeran, Dromahair and back to Manorhamilton.


This route is designed for cyclists who which to experience the challenge of a few hours cycle without too much climbing involved. It covers the entire County of Leitrim, from Kiltyclogher in the North to Drumshanbo in the South, offering an unique way to see the County.

Distance: 150km
Avg. Time: 5 – 7 Hours
Alt: 1200m
Level: Intermediate

This project was provided by Department of Rural and Community Development, Our Rural Future, Fáilte Ireland and Project Ireland 2040 through the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, and was supported by Leitrim Glens Cycling Club, Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Development Company.