MH2MH cycle tour – Day 5

Galway to Clifden

A relatively easy, short day heading further west cycling deep into the “Gaeltacht”, which is the Irish speaking area of this stunning region (a lot of people speak Gaelic as a first language and all the road signs are in Gaelic). Moody landscapes dotted with pools and lakes with mountainous back drops are a large feature of Irelands Lake District, and many locals have holiday homes here. The day’s destination is the smart town of Clifden “The Capital of Connemara”.  (Description based on route notes from Peak Tours).

Route from Galway to Clifden (59 miles):

Route from Galway to Clifden

Elevation profile (ascent 2401 feet):

Elevation profile from Galway to Clifden
Cycled out from Galway and through Connemara. Lunch at Zetland Country House Hotel and then along the coast to Clifden, paasing through Roundstone and Ballyconneely.

Next: Day 6 – Clifden to Westport

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