Stage 8. Galway to Roundstone

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Stage 8. Galway to Roundstone

Buckle up and get ready for a serious treat today, we’re heading to Connemara! Today’s scenery will be like nothing you’ve ever seen; Kerry’s lush greenness and the Burren’s striking rock faces will give way to Connemara’s golden boglands with its lakes and flower-speckled mountains that sit precariously on Ireland’s western coastline. And you’ll probably meet a sheep or two along the way too.

We love this route which winds its way out of vibrant Galway City along the flat coast road through the Irish-speaking region of the Gaeltacht. We’ll be on the coast for 95% of this stage as the beautiful Connemara landscape unfolds alongside us – you have to see it to believe it! We’ll cruise through the coastal villages of Spiddal, Carna and Cashel before rolling into the lovely fishing village of Roundstone where we’ll spend the night and soak up the atmosphere of the village.

You might think we sound a little over-excited about this stage but it’s for good reason: we love Connemara!



Stage 8.
Galway to Roundstone


110km / 62 miles


Easy to Moderate / Effort 2 – 5