Challenge Galway bike route revealed

180km single loop promises breathtaking Irish coastal scenery and joins the Wild Atlantic Way

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We’ve got details of the bike route for next year’s Challenge Galway – and it looks like it’ll be a stunner.

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The course sends athletes out of T1 from Oranmore to Clarinbridge Estuary – the easternmost point of Galway Bay – and joins the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s longest defined coastal touring route.

Presenting some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the world, the organisers describe it as a picture postcard of Ireland. Riders can enjoy spectacular scenery through The Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. 

Corkscrew Hill, Ireland

Corkscrew Hill, Ireland

As they climb the switchbacks of ‘Corkscrew Hill’, riders will be rewarded with views over the Burren to the coast returning via a magnificent oceanside section from Doolin through to the beautiful seaport village of Kinvarra.

Challenge Galway will be take place on 24-26 June 2016, featuring a range of distances and formats including full, half, women-only and kids’ races.

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