Routes



144km Route

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This early season challenge is not for the faint hearted. It is designed to act as a kick start for those of you who hung up the bike for the long evenings and are eager to get back into some challenging activity. For those that braved the cold and wet winter weather, it is time step up your preparations and be part of this charitable inaugural event.

Cyclists will commence their journey from the Salthill Knocknacarra GAA clubhouse, Dr Mannix road, Salthill, cycling North towards Headford, circumventing Lough Corrib in an anticlockwise direction the route will take in Headford, Cross, Cong and finally Clonbur for a very welcome fuel/food stop.

Following this well earned break cyclists will continue on to Finny, passing Lough Mask on the right and traverse the challenging Maamtrasna Mountain. After the descent, cyclists will travel on to Maam Bridge, through Maam Cross to Scríob, where cyclists will be directed left for the village of Casla and the second food stop.
Map with food stop locations

Now fully recharged, cyclists will continue the final leg of the journey through Baile na hAbhann where cyclists will take in the first glimpse of Galway Bay since their departure from Salthill hours earlier. The refreshing sea breeze could assist (or hinder) your progress on to the Gaeltacht villages of Indreabhán, An Spidéal and Bearna, turning right at Bearna Cross for the welcome sight of Salthill and a well earned rest.

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100km Route

This slightly shorter route also starts at  Salthill Knocknacarra GAA clubhouse, Dr Mannix road, Salthill. Cyclists will proceed through Newcastle and out the Moycullen road. After passing Oughterard, they continue to Maam Cross (Peacocks) where they will turn left - at this point they are merging with the 144km route.They continue to Scríob, where cyclists will be directed left for the village of Casla and the food stop.
After refueling, cyclists will continue the final leg of the journey through Baile na hAbhann and then follow the coast in through Indreabhán, An Spidéal and Bearna. Turn right at Bearna cross towards Salthill and finish at Dr Mannix Road.
100K Route