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Tour De Burren 2017

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Quick facts about Tour De Burren 2017

160km course description

Leaving Ballyvaughan you head out the Galway Road, through Bellharbour and up the first climb – Ballaghdine. It’s short, 500m in length, but with a gradient of 10% it will pinch the legs. On up the new line and to Boston (Co. Clare!) and into the foot of Glann Hill – otherwise known as the mini corkscrew! Several switchbacks and short enough at 3km but worth it for the view at the top – into Carron. Down Ballyalban and into the base of the Corkscrew Hill – the usual favourite. It’s nearly 5km from bottom to top, you should enjoy it! The road surface is good and you should glide up it – you can look forward to a well earned break in Lisdoonvarna afterwards.

There is no Castle Hill this year, so after tea you head on the N67 to the Cliffs of Moher with a mad descent into Liscannoe. Turn left outside the village and up Doonagore, 5km of slow drag. At the top, hard right and a long descent into the outskirts of Lahinch. Sharp left and 1km to a right over the bridge and into Ennistymon. Left and 1km right into Kilfenora and on to Lisdoonvarna for another cuppa – well earned again!! The legs are burned now but the sight of home is nearing fast.

Distances

160km Road Bike
96km Road Bike
52km Road Bike
10km Family Loop

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