The Cork City – Gougane Barra – Beara Cycle Route starts off in the Mardyke, off the Western Road in Cork City, and the route is sign-posted with two logos and a bicycle symbol.
The route heads west from the city towards the town of Macroom. A short distance before the town the road veers left towards the village of Inchigeela. Here the route divides; the Gougane Barra route finishes in Gougane Barra, and the Beara route travels west via Kealkill to Glengarriff. This cycle route travels along quiet country roads and passes through towns and villages along the way. The main route to Glengarriff is divided into two sections. The Cork City – Gougane Barra – Beara Cycle Route can be divided into sections and the following are suggested cycling schedules: