Routes

There are four routes available. The 3.5km Family fun cycle is aimed at getting kids on their bikes - under 10's to be accompanied by their parents. 25km will appeal to beginners and teenagers.

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

3.5km Salthill Family Fun Cycle

This is a fun cycle for children and families. This event is designed to get families active together through cycling and help raise funds for Voices for Down Syndrome Galway and the juvenile section of Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club.

Departing Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club, family cyclists/ runners/ walkers will guide their bikes to Threadneedle Road and cycle down to Salthill Promenade. From here participants will cycle/run/walk on through Upper Salthill towards Devon Park and subsequently taking a left onto Dr. Mannix Road and return to Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Clubhouse. Families with smaller children may decide to turn left at Leisureland Complex and on through Rockbarton Road and back to Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Clubhouse.

Salthill Fun Cycle Route