Tour de Burren returns with exciting new route options

The Burren Cycling Club is thrilled to announce the triumphant return of the iconic Tour de Burren, Ireland’s beloved cycle sportive, scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd, 2024.

Cyclists from near and far are invited to join us in Barefield, County Clare, as we embark on an exhilarating journey through the stunning landscapes of the Burren Geopark and along the breath-taking coastal roads.

As one of Ireland’s most iconic cycle sportives, the Tour de Burren promises an exhilarating day of cycling adventure, scenic beauty, and unforgettable camaraderie.

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Year after year, the Tour de Burren brings together cycling enthusiasts from across the globe, uniting over 2,000 participants in a shared passion for exploration and adventure on two wheels.

This year’s event, organised by the Burren Cycling Club, offers cyclists of all levels and ability the opportunity to experience the breath-taking countryside of the Burren Geopark and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Participants can choose from a variety of routes tailored to suit their preferences and abilities, including:

– The Wild Burren Way (160KM): A challenging route that showcases the rugged beauty of the Burren landscape.

– The Aillwee Route (110KM): A scenic journey through the heart of the Burren Geopark, offering stunning views and rewarding climbs.

– The Giants Playground (75KM): An adventurous route that explores the wonders of the Burren with exhilarating descents and rolling hills.

– Dromore Family Spin (22KM): A family-friendly route designed for cyclists of all ages to enjoy the beauty of Dromore together.

“We’re embarking on a new chapter for the Tour de Burren, and though the event may have a fresh starting and finishing point in Barefield, our pledge to offer cyclists a top-tier experience stands firm,” Kevin Hanrahan, Chairman of the Burren Cycling Club said.

“Our mission is unwavering: to host a safe, enjoyable, and enriching event that highlights the unparalleled beauty of the Burren landscape and hospitality.”

Rated 9.7/10 by Cycling Ireland as a leisure cycle event and hailed as ‘The Best Leisure Cycling Event in Ireland’ by Cycling Ireland members, the Tour de Burren continues to set the standard for excellence in cycling sportives.

Registration for the Tour de Burren 2024 is now officially open! We extend our sincere gratitude to Acton BV, a specialist web development and design agency, for their invaluable sponsorship of the Tour de Burren.

To discover more about the event and secure your spot, visit the new website
or make contact by email.

L-R cyclists Donncha Flanagan (12) Kilnaboy, his dad James Flanagan, Ann Norton Clare Crusaders Clinic and John Maloney Burren Cycling Club – Photo: Arthur Ellis.

Burren Cycling Club founded in 2003 by passionate cyclists John Niland and Patrick O’Donoghue, the Burren Cycling Club has evolved into one of Ireland’s premier cycling clubs.

As a Cycling Ireland-affiliated club, we prioritize the needs of cyclists and our local community alike.

At the heart of our ethos lies a strong commitment to community engagement. We firmly believe in giving back, which is why we are dedicated to sharing the proceeds from our events with both the leisure aspect of the Burren Cycling Club and several local charities.

This year, we are proud to support Relay for Life Clare and the Clare Crusaders Clinic, two organizations making significant contributions to our community.
By participating in our events, you are directly contributing to these noble causes, helping us create a positive impact where it matters most. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for joining us in our mission to support and uplift our community.

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