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Explore the Wild West

Experience the true beauty of Connemara where the rugged landscape touches the clouds and beyond...

Challenge yourself and your club mates

The Etape Connemara is a Chip Timed Challenge Sportive - ideal for a personal challenge or a day our with club members on a challenging course.

"One of the most scenic sportives I have ever done"

Within two minutes of leaving Galway city, Riders enter one of the most unspoilt landscapes in the world... Connemara

100km or 150km Distance Options

Depending on your level of fitness, you can choose the long or short course - both are challenging and along a scenic route.

"This sportive has it all!"

5 climbs, amazing scenery, quiet roads and great atmosphere... plus the entire entry fee goes to charity to fight heart disease and stroke!

About Étape Connemara




Unfortunately Connemara Etape will not take place in 2017 due to circumstances beyond our control. We do have a cycle on June 11th 2017 – Croi Tour de Corrib a 120km cycle now in it’s 22nd year it is a cycling event not to be missed. Information will be released in the coming months but for initial queries please contact Edwina – edwina@croi.ie or call 091 544310.


The event is organised by Croí, the heart & stroke charity, with all proceeds going back to support the fight against heart disease and stroke in the West. Croí have over 20 years experience in delivering the Annual Lough Corrib Cycle which attracts over 1200 participants each year.  The charity is totally funded by its own fundraising initiatives and over the years, the charity has raised over €19 million to reduce the impact of Cardiovascular Disease on families in the west of Ireland.

ÉTAPE CONNEMARA – are you fit for a challenge?

The 4th Annual Étape Connemara is set to take place on Sunday 21st August 2016. The event is proving to be a popular challenge for riders from all over the country and even overseas.
Challenge yourself, or make it a club challenge. The Étape Connemara is a fun sportive with a competitive edge.

This cycle sportive helps to raise vital funds for Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity based in the West of Ireland.

Chip Timing for a Personal Challenge

You are against the clock to complete the challenging and scenic route through Connemara, and your finishing time becomes your target to beat the following year. It is also a great opportunity to test you and your club members that you ride with regularly. You can all work together and push yourselves without the pressure of an official race, but you still get an official time!


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All Proceeds Support Croí


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