An Post Tour De Burren, 18 JUNE 2016

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The An Post Tour de Burren is a fantastic road cycling event which starts in Ballyvaughan and takes in many stunning scenic locations around North Clare. There are four routes to choose from so you are guaranteed to find a route to suit you.

The Family Loop
The Family route is a popular route for all ages. It is usually c8 km around beautiful Ballyvaughan. This route will leave Ballvaughan in the direction of Lisdoonvarna. It will then travel up to the Burren College of Art where there will be a much needed rest. The final leg of the journey will bring you to Ballyvaughan via the green road and eventually the coast road back home, where there will be ice cream and face painting.

Entry Fee: €3 per entry to be paid on the day.
Start Point: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Start Time: 11.45am
Distance: c.10km

The Burren Circuit
A beautiful bike ride in the Burren. 1 Food / water stop in Lisdoonvarna – 32km This is one of our three new routes for this year. Leaving the village of Ballyvaughan, you will travel towards Lisdoonvarna. will take a left turn (after 1.5km) and signposted for Aillwee Cave) for the first climb of the day, Ballyalban Hill (5.5km). This is a great climb with wonderful scenery of the pure rugged Burren. At the summit, you will travel the undulating roads passing the famous Poulnabrone Dolman (Neolithic) and Caherconnell Stone Fort (medieval). After c.16km, you will come to Leamanagh Castle (15th Century) where you will take a right hand turn and travel towards the famous Kilfenora. From here, you will take a right and travel towards Lisdoonvarna (@32km), where you will be greeted with delights such as Cheescake and salmon & brown bread. To burn of these well deserved calories, your final leg of the day will be along the spectacular North Clare section of the Wild Atalntic Way.

Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: €35 (10% CI Discount with valid ID). The 'Early Bird' will finish on the 1st June at midnight. After this, there will be no Cyling Ireland Discount and the event fees will go to: €45.
Start Point: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Start Time:10.45am
Start Elevation: 8m
Max Elevation: 217m
Distance: c.60km

Heart of the Burren
A breathtaking cycle through a breathtaking landscape. 1 Food and Water Stop at 50km in Lisdoonvarna This is one of our three new routes for this year. Leaving the village of Ballyvaughan, you will travel towards Lisdoonvarna. will take a left turn (after 1.5km) and signposted for Aillwee Cave) for the first climb of the day, Ballyalban Hill (5.5km). This is a great climb with wonderful scenery of the pure rugged Burren. At the summit, you will travel the undulating roads passing the famous Poulnabrone Dolman (Neolithic) and Caherconnell Stone Fort (medieval). After c.16km, you will come to Leamanagh Castle (15th Century) where you will travel to the village of Corofin (23km). From here you will cycle around the beautiful Lough Inchiquinn and then onto the historical town of Kilfenora (of which the Pope is the Bishop!). From Kilfenora, you will make your way through country roads to the your food stop at Lisdoonvarna (50km). From here, you will travel towards Ennistymon, where just after the village of Kilshanny, you will take a pleasant ride to the start of your Wild Atlantic Way journey, taking in the small fishing port of Liscannor and the world famous Cliffs of Moher (4km). From the summit of the Cliffs, you will make your way home to Ballyvaughan via Ballynalacken Castle and the gorgeous Fanore and Black Head

Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: €45 (10% CI Discount with valid ID). The 'Early Bird' will finish on the 1st June at midnight. After this, there will be no Cycling Ireland Discount and the event fees will go to: €55
Start Point: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Start Time:10.30am
Start Elevation: 8m
Max Elevation: 217m
Distance: c.100km

The Burnin Burren
A tough 160km through the World Unesco site with a call to Fr. Teds! Feed Station 63km, Food station 99km and 130km. This is one of our three new routes for this year. Leaving the village of Ballyvaughan, you will travel towards Lisdoonvarna. will take a left turn (after 1.5km) and signposted for Aillwee Cave) for the first climb of the day, Ballyalban Hill (5.5km). This is a great climb with wonderful scenery of the pure rugged Burren. At the summit, you will travel the undulating roads passing the famous Poulnabrone Dolman (Neolithic) and Caherconnell Stone Fort (medieval). After c.15km, you will take a left passing the birthplace of Michael Cusack, one of the founding fathers of the GAA. For the next c. 20km you will have a pleasant ride, descending all the time to the sea. Once you get to the sea, you will take a right along the ‘New Line’ and travel this straight stretch for c.8km until you will take a left turn towards ‘Gort’ and more specifically Kilmacduagh the now ruined 7th century monastery which boasts the tallest round tower in Europe. Following this leap back in time, you will travel towards Boston (Ireland!) and then onto a welcome break at Fr.Teds! (c.63km) Here you can get your selfies and bananas. After the chat Mrs Doyle, you will make your way to the village of Kilnaboy, where your will take a left to the village of Corofin (72km). From here you will cycle around the beautiful Lough Inchiquinn and then onto the historical town of Kilfenora (of which the Pope is the Bishop!). From Kilfenora, you will make your way through country roads to the your food stop at Lisdoonvarna (c.99km). We are well known for our lovely cheesecake and salmon and brown bread! From here, you will travel towards Ennistymon, where just after the village of Kilshanny, you will take a pleasant ride to the star of your Wild Atlantic Way journey, taking in the small fishing port of Liscannor and the world famous Cliffs of Moher (4km). From the summit of the Cliffs, you will make your way back to the second food stop in Lisdoonvarna (130km). After your second top up of Cheesecake, you will head home to Ballyvaughan via Ballinalacken Castle and the gorgeous Fanore and Black Head.

Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: €45 (10% CI Discount with valid ID). The 'Early Bird' will finish on the 1st June at midnight. After this, there will be no Cycling Ireland Discount and the event fees will go to: €55
Start Point: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Start Time: 9am
Start Elevation: 8m
Max Elevation: 165m
Distance: c.100km

How to enter http://tourdeburren.com/how-to-enter/

http://www.clare.ie/event/burren-cycling-club-an-post-tour-de-burren/
 
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