100KM (102KM) SPORTIF


 100KM ROUTE

 

Killary Fjord to Recess

The cycle starts at Killary Adventure Centre. You will head 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 Maamturks 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 on to the N59 Galway to Clifden road. Cycling on to Clifden there will be well-earned refreshments and a chance to chat with fellow cyclists. This marks 40km into your cycle.

Clifden and the Sky Road

After your refreshments you will then pass through Clifden 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 it's 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.  Refreshment stop will be available in Letterfrack to help you continue on your journey.

Tullycross and Lough Fee to Killary

From Letterfrack you will head back 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 back to Killary Adventure Centre for some relaxation and refreshments.  

 

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


 60KM ROUTE

 

Killary Fjord to Recess

The cycle starts at Killary Adventure Centre. You will head 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 Maamturks 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 on to the N59 Galway to Clifden road. Cycling on to Clifden there will be well-earned refreshments and a chance to chat with fellow cyclists. This marks 40km into your cycle.

 Clifden to Letterfrack

After your refreshment break the route goes out the N59 Clifden to Westport Road through bogland and sweeping views to Letterfrack where the Connemara National Park is located. Refreshments will also be available in Letterfrack if you so wish to stop here and chat with some of your fellow cyclists. You will be 53km into your cycle at this stage.

Letterfrack to Killary

The course back 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. You will be welcomed back to Killary Adventure Centre for some relaxation and refreshments.