QUEST ACHILL ROUTE INFO

The routes were designed to be challenging and inspiring as a real test of endurance for any outdoor enthusiast. With the 63km Expert route, the 31km Sports route and the 18km Challenge route to choose from, we’ll take you to the edge of your physical ability.
Route Information & Precautions

The Quest Achill team has put together a route that is both challenging and inspiring with the rugged landscape and breathtaking scenery.

There are 3 demanding routes options:
Expert 63kSport 31k – Challenge 18k

Precautions
Competitors undertake Quest Achill Adventure Race at their own risk.

Please familiarise yourself with the route maps, race briefing document and the areas on the route where care must be taken. Please observe warning signs, race stewards advice and listen carefully to the race briefing before the race.

*All routes are subject to change, statutory approval and license agreements.

 

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63km Expert Route Information

The race consists of the following 3 stages:

Stage 1: Kayak – 1.2km
Description: Kayak the spectacular clear waters of Keel Lough on double sit-on-top kayaks.

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own Kayaks they must use provided double sit on top Kayaks & paddles. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

Stage 2: Trail Run – 16km
Description: By foot follow the marked trail. There is a high gain of approx. 600m.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, beach, mountain track.

Features: Trail runners are recommended.

Stage 3: Cycle – 45km
Description: Pick your bike up at the transition area located at Keel beach and start this amazing cycle around Achill Island. On this stage you will encounter rolling hills and fast downhill sections.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality from good to gravel and potholes.

Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

Note: Routes are subject to change.

 

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31km Sport Route Information

Note: Routes are subject to change.
The race consists of the following 3 stages:

Stage 1: Kayak – 0.9km
Description: Kayak around the spectacular clear waters of Keel Lough on double sit-on-top kayaks.

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own Kayaks they must use provided double sit on top Kayaks & paddles. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

Stage 2: Trail Run – 8km
Description: starting on Keel beach this stage will take you through sandy beach and along the rugged coastline.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, beach, mountain track.

Features: Trail runners are recommended.

Stage 3: Cycle – 22km
Description: Pick your bike up at the transition area and start this amazing cycle with breathtaking views around every corner. On this stage you will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp corners as you negotiate you way through this challenging section.

Terrain: Sealed road, varying in quality from good to gravel and potholes.

Precautions: The roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

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18km Challenge Route Information

The race consists of the following 3 stages:

Stage 1: Kayak – 0.6km
Description: Kayak the spectacular clear waters of Keel Lough on double sit on top kayaks.

Restrictions: Competitors cannot bring their own Kayaks they must use provided double sit on top Kayaks & paddles. Buoyancy aid must be worn at all times.

Stage 2: Run – 5km
Description: This stage involves running across Keel beach.

Terrain: Walking trail, stone path, beach, mountain track.

Precautions: Road runners are recommended.

Stage 3: Cycle – 12km
Description: Pick your bike up at the transition area located at Keel beach. There are no significant climbs or descents on this section. On this stage you will encounter rolling hills and fast downhill sections.

Terrain:
Sealed road, varying in quality from good to gravel and potholes.

Precautions: he roads are not closed and are open to traffic.

 

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