7 Galway Castles' Bike Trail

Cloonacauneen Castle
Slí na gCaisleán (‘The Way of the Castles’) is a heritage cycle trail along a picturesque route of lakes, bogs, farmland, meadows, botharíns, castles and woods on the north and eastern side of Galway city and into Galway county. 
The trail is organised by the Tuatha of Terryland Forest Park as part of Bike Week 2023

Carrowbrowne Bog

Next guided tour will take place on Sunday May 21st  as part of National Bike Week starting at 9.30am from The Plots playing pitch at the Woodquay end of the Dyke Road, Galway city.  

This 'Off the Beaten'  route starts from and finishes at Terryland Castle in a circa 40 km looped trail that includes the castles of Menlo, Castlegar, Cloonacauneen, Killeen, Ballybrit and Ballindooley. 
Approaching Cloonacauneen Castle

Killoughter, overlooking the Curraghline (The late great Michael Tiernan in centre of photo)

Participants on this guided tours are required to bring along their own bicycle, suitable clothing and packed lunch.There will be an opportunity to enjoy a picnic on route.  Any children twelve years or under must be accompanied by an adult. 
All participants must sign a form agreeing to abide by the rules of the tour.

Taking place at 9.30am on Sunday May 21st 
Rendezvous: The Plots (playing pitches) on the Woodquay end of the Dyke Road.
To register go to Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/44GtMiO


Click here for an online map of the route.

Note: Please note that  to get a full screen version of the map, click on the four diagonal arrow icon
on the bottom left hand corner of the screen map.

In front of the old gate entrance to the Menlo demesne

Ballindooley Lough
Killeen Castle
Botharín, Castlegar
Ballybrit Castle

St. Peter & St. Paul's Catholic Church Coolagh
Menlo Castle
IRA Monument, Castlegar
In front of Castlegar Castle and old Handball Alley