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Westport Gran Fondo

The start line for Westport Gran Fondo will be the Westport Plaza & Castlecourt Hotels and from there the cyclists will make their way through the beautiful town of Westport and onto the routes.

 

All cyclists will follow the lead car through Westport town (Neutralised Zone) and the flags will go down once cyclists reach the Leenaun Road (N59). Cyclists will make their way out the N59 with the beautiful Croagh Patrick at their back and surrounded by some of the most breath taking scenery in the West of Ireland.

Gran Fondo Cyclists will enter the beautiful village of Leenaun situated at the head of the Killary Fjord and from there cyclists will continue on with the Killary Fjord accompanying them on the right hand side.

 

Once Cyclists have passed the Kilary Fjord they will turn into Tullycross and can enjoy the amazing views of Glassilaun Beach before entering Letterfrack.

 

From Letterfrack cyclists will pass the spectacular Kylemore Abbey on the return cycle to Leenane Village.

 

From Leenane you will turn in by the beautiful Ashleigh Falls and enjoy incredible views of Doolough Valley before you enter the Sheffrey Climb. This is a tough climb with the Polka Dot Jersey up for grabs.

 

After the Sheffrey Climb it’s a steady spin into Westport Quay via the West Road where you will turn right into Rosbeg leading you to the finish line at Westport Quay breathing in some sea air before your hero’s welcome.