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Things to Do

Wild Atlantic WayThe Wild Atlantic Way is the worlds longest defined coastal touring route. Its inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating.

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Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of one million visitors every year and are a Signature Discovery Point in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. They stretch for 8km (5miles), as the crow flies, along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland and reach 214m (702 feet) at their highest point at Knockardakin just north of O’Brien’s Tower. Here you can have a world class one in a million visitor experience.


Aillwee Caves

One of the oldest caves in IrelandLocated in the heart of the Burren In County Clare. Forty minutes from both Galway and Shannon. Perched high on its Burren terraced mountain side with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay. It is a must for all who find themselves in the area.The Burren is a place full of wonder, beauty and discovery. Let the staff at AILLWEE CAVE welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour. The tour consists of a 30 minute stroll through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor! Unique Cave Features Marvel at the frozen waterfall and explore the now extinct brown bears bones (ursos arctos).

The Aran Islands

Highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way with it’s Cliffs and spectacular coastal views, The Aran Islands (Islands of Saints and Scholars) is located just off Galway in the Atlantic. A true Irish experience where locals speak Irish as well as english. Scattered with celtic churches of historical importance , The spectacular Dun Aonghasa and Cliffs of Aran, A venue for the Redbull Cliff Diving, Setting of the film ‘Man of Aran’ , Home of the Aran Sweater, and total release from the hussle and bustle of the mainland. The Aran Islands are best explored by renting a bike particularly on Inis Mor Island. The Aran Islands is an ideal spot for visiting and has excellent accommodation options such as Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Hotels, Hostels & Camping. Ferry services leave daily from Doolin and Galway.

Poulnabrone Dolmen

The dolmen is among the most famous landmarks in the Burren. The remarkable image of the sun setting through the Dolmen is one of those most commonly associated with the area. The Dolmen is surronded by the characteristic Burren limestone pavement where a patient visitor may find examples of the famous burren flora. The dolmen itself is located a short walk from the road approximately one hundred meters and is just 1north of Cahreconnell.

Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara

Dunguaire Castle is probably the most famous land mark that is associated with Kinvara. The castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, 300 yards outside the village of Kinvara.

Galway Cathedral

Situated on the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city, Galway Cathedral is the most recently built of Europe’s great stone cathedrals, and is the centre of a vibrant community. The Cathedral of Galway was dedicated on 15 August 1965, and as such is the youngest of Europe’s great stone cathedrals. it is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas.



Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places it’s possible to find.

From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll know you’re in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape.


With 3 swimming pools to choose from Leisureland is the place to be for serious swimmers to a fun, family splash about! With a 6 lane competitive , deck level pool complete with a thrilling 65m water slide giant Commando Run Inflatable Obstacle Course and cool paddle boats. We have a host of other activities at Leisureland. Our fun, and family friendly environment will ensure everyone has a great time. We have activities ranging from whether you’re coming in a group or with the kids.

Galway Aquarium

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.

This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.

As Ireland’s largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.


Challenge Tours

Challenge tours are designed to make your trip to Challenge Galway even easier.

We offer you a choice of hotels that are prepared for athletes and near to the event location. Challenge Tours include lots of additional services like course inspections, meet the pros, training camps etc. Book your accommodation and tours for Challenge Galway now, stop worrying and just focus on training!

Book Now with our Travel Partners

When choosing your travel provider you need to have confidence that the company understands your needs and is able to provide the standard of service they promise. Our travel team have first hand experience of travelling to Long distance and ITU age group races all over the world and bring that knowledge & experience into every package we provide.
It is our people that really make us different and we are all hands on deck throughout your event. Our #RACEHOSTS are made up of coaches & mechanics all with a passion for triathlon and a lot of experience racing abroad. From the moment you arrive at the airport you’ll feel relaxed as our hosts meet & greet you off your flight. We transport you back to the team hotel for briefing where we introduce you to your support team and fellow athletes who will be sharing the adventure with you.

Race Tour Packages

Our Race Tours include run from Thursday before the event and include:

  • 3 or 4 Nights Half Board accommodation
  • Airport transfers and event transport on demand

Additional Race Host Services included:

  • Pre arrival information and communications
  • Team briefing and daily race updates
  • Coached sessions out on the course
  • Tour of bike course in team bus
  • Race team help with registration & check in activities
  • Exclusive use of our Mechanics

Bike & Bus Transport

Getting your bike to an event can sometimes be time consuming and stressful. Let us take the hassle out of bike transport for you with are ready made packages!

Bike Bus

Bike Bus Standard – £185 (£125 when booked with a Race Tour)

Package includes:

  • Assembled bike transport from drop off locations across the country
  • Small kit bag for shoes, helmet & wetsuit
  • Access to race mechanics

Bike Bus Pro – £250 (£195 when booked as part of a Race tour)

Package includes:

  • Assembled bike transport in our custom racking
  • Home pick up & drop off
  • Level 1 Service – and access to race mechanics
  • Up to 15kg of luggage

Bike Bus Pro

Airport Express – £150

If you’ve already made your travel arrangements and booked your bike onto the plane there is still an Airport Express service available to you. They collect you and your bike from the airport and after dropping you at you hotel your bike is handed to one of the Race Force mechanics who will lovingly assemble it and have it ready for when you want to ride it. That could be later that day or just before check-in. Post race they take it off you, box it back up and have it ready for your transfer back to the airport.

Package includes:

  • Return airport transfers
  • Bike assembly & dissassembly

Additional passengers can be added on booking

To find out more, please email the RaceForce team: [email protected]