2019 ROUTE OVERVIEW
Following the very best and off-beat cycling routes each nation has to offer, the race places emphasis on cultural identity and historic locations unique to Celtic heritage.
The route starts in the Highlands of Scotland and takes the riders on an epic adventure along coastal roads and awe-inspiring mountain views. The riders then head to Belfast to discover Ireland’s East Coast and ancient landmarks. Finally the riders journey over to Fishguard, Wales, through wild Celtic countryside to finish in the Seaside town of Llandudno.
The breath-taking route has an overall race distance of 1476 miles / 2376 km, with 88,260 ft / 26,900 m of elevation gain.
There are 2 ferry crossings on the route, giving riders time to relax and reflect on their adventure so far; Cairn Ryan – Belfast and Rosslare – Fishguard.
In order to prepare for the race, please download the TCX or GPX files in the link below and take a look at the detailed route guide on each stage page.
THE ROUTE STAGES
Stage 1 starts in the ancient heartland of Scotland, home to tartan clan warriors, the highest peaks and of course Whisky.
Stage 2 starts in Belfast which welcomes the riders and provides the gateway into the Emerald Isle, Leprechauns and Guinness.
Stage 3 starts in the port town of Fishguard, where riders will push on through hills and valleys rich in Welsh tales of dragons!
If you’re looking for a shorter race that still has heaps of adventure through Scotland, Ireland and Wales then this is the one for you.