At 1020 miles, 41,325 ft, the Pan Celtic Race 2022: Shorter Route is an incredible challenge and adventure starting in Wales before heading onto Ireland and back again to Wales for the finish.

Not everyone has the time to commit to a full distance self-supported event. Perhaps you’ve never done anything like this before and want to dip your toes in before going for the full-on dive.

So here is the Pan Celtic Race 2022: Shorter Route, for those who feel less is often more. Make no mistake, this route will still stretch the most seasoned riders and prove a challenge for all. No matter your background or experience, you will need to do your training and preparation to ensure a successful ride.

The breath-taking route has an overall race distance of 1,020 miles / 1642 km, with 41,325 ft / 12,596 m of elevation gain.

There are 3 ferry crossings on the route, giving riders time to relax and reflect on their adventure so far; Pembroke – Rosslare, Tarbet and Dublin – Holyhead.


GPX files are available by clicking on the Komoot map to the right.

PLEASE NOTE – The route has been thoroughly scoped out, recce’d and risk assessed.  However, we reserve the right for updates or amendments to be made if this becomes necessary.  In effect, the route is a “living” track and we will make changes (on the grounds of safety) if we become aware of the need to do so.

Despite all of the research, planning and consultation, we recognise that local knowledge often trumps all, so if you have any feedback, please let us know via info@pancelticrace.com.

Thanks x


Below are photos from the 2021 race. Please click on them for full views.