100KM (102KM) SPORTIF


 100KM ROUTE PROFILE

Clifden and the Sky Road

The cycle starts at the Station House Hotel in Clifden. You will then pass through the town and take the famous Sky Road. The climb to the highest point will be worth it to appreciate the vast stillness of the Atlantic and its islands spreading out beneath you.

Cleggan and Letterfrack

The quiet fishing village of Cleggan is your next marker before reaching Letterfrack and passing the Connemara National Park.  Tea/Coffee and cold refreshments will be available in Letterfrack to help you on your journey.

Tullycross and Lough Fee to Killary

From Letterfrack you will head for Killary via the village of Tullycross and along the coast road via Lettergesh and Glassilaun. These white sand beaches will sparkle in the moonlight. This route is through another spectacular valley running alongside Lough Muc and Lough Fee. When you get to the end of this loop you will turn left on to the N59 and proceed to Killary Adventure Centre for some hot refreshments and a chat with your fellow cyclists. This marks 61km into your cycle.

Killary Fjord to Recess

After leaving Killary Adventure Centre you will head back towards Letterfrack on the N59, turning left on to the R344. This part of the route through the Inagh Valley has almost zero light pollution. The Twelve Bens mountains and the Maum Turks soar around you making this a magical place.

 Recess to Clifden

Once you reach the junction at the end of the R344 in Recess you will turn right bringing you back on to the N59 Galway to Clifden road. You will have approx 11km left to go at this point. Cycling on to Clifden and the Station House Hotel there will be well-earned hot refreshments and a nice bit of banter.

 

PLEASE NOTE

There will be a marshal at every turn and a bike mechanic will be available at mid point.

Cut-off times apply.

There will be a broom wagon following at the very back!

60KM (68KM) SPORTIF


68KM ROUTE PROFILE

Clifden to Letterfrack

The cycle starts at the Station House Hotel in Clifden. The route goes out the N59 Clifden to Westport Road through bogland and sweeping views to Letterfrack where the Connemara National Park is located. Tea/Coffee and cold refreshments will be available in Letterfrack if you so wish to stop here and chat with some of your fellow cyclists.

Letterfrack to Killary

The course to Killary is via Kylemore following a winding road past Kylemore Abbey and  Kylemore lake through the trees. The mountains of Connemara will be looming on either side of you as you pass along through the deep quiet then on to the shores of Killary Fjord. There will be hot refreshments waiting for you at Killary Adventure Centre. This is the 28km mark of the cycle.

Killary Fjord to Recess

After leaving Killary Adventure Centre you will head back towards Letterfrack on the N59, turning left on to the R344 (34km point).  This part of the route through the Inagh Valley has almost zero light pollution. The Twelve Bens mountains and the Maum Turks soar around you making this a magical place.

 Recess to Clifden

Once you reach the junction at the end of the R344 in Recess you will turn right bringing you back on to the N59 Galway to Clifden road. You will have approx 11km left to go at this point. Cycling on to Clifden and the Station House Hotel there will be a well-earned hot refreshments and a nice bit of banter.