The Ring of Coom is a lovely little loop that starts in Caherdaniel village and climbs inland through the townlands of Garrough and Coomnahorna. Here you have two options – If you want to tire the kids out head up the low road past Caherdaniel Garden Centre and on to Coom Cottage. This route has a gradual incline throughout. If you’d prefer an easier option, follow the main Waterville road past Caherdaniel National School and take the first right. From here the road is level all the way to Coom Cottage, while ye get to enjoy a nice freewheel back down to the village.
A great additional option to lengthen out this route is to dock the bikes at The Farmhouse and stay going on foot up the hill. This road will lead you right to the top where the road splits. Hang a right onto the bog road to see one of the very few locations where turf is still cut by hand to this day. While the western road boasts a gorgeous view of Lough Currane, Waterville and beyond.