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 Cumann na bhFear (Men's Shed) in association with Galway Bike Festival and National Bike Week.

Carrowbrowne Bog
Next guided tour: Sunday June 18th. Starts at 9.30am from Terryland Castle, Dyke Road, Galway city. 
To book a place, please contact Brendan Smith at speediecelt@gmail.com
Terryland Castle
This 'Off the Beaten'  route starts from and finishes at Terryland Castle in a circa 25 km looped trail that includes the castles of Menlo, Castlegar, Cloonacauneen, Killeen, Ballybrit and Ballindooley. 
Approaching Cloonacauneen Castle


Killoughter, overlooking the Curraghline
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. There will also be a stop over at Cloonacauneen Castle where participants can purchase food and beverages. 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.
 
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