The Route

 TDL Route

Day 1:

Start: TV3TDL Day 1

Morning Break: Blessington Square, Blessington, Co Wicklow

Lunch: The Brockagh Centre, Laragh, Co Wicklow

Afternoon Break: St Aidan’s Day Care Centre, Gorey, Co Wexford

Finish: Wexford (Overnight Talbot Hotel)

The opening day of Tour de Leinster 2017 will see the participants depart Dublin City before a short stop in Blessington. From there the route crosses into County Wicklow through Valleymount before crossing the Wicklow Gap into Laragh. Rolling countryside then affords the cyclists some rest as they pass through the ‘Garden County’ of Ireland and then onward to Wexford for the first overnight.

Day 2:

Start: (Talbot Hotel) Wexford – 9amTDL Day 2

Morning Break: St Patrick’s Special School, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford – 10am

Lunch: Mt Leinster Rangers GAA Club, Borris, Co Carlow – 11:30am

Afternoon Break: Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny- 4pm

Finish: Carlow (Overnight Seven Oaks Hotel) – 5:15pm

The second day is where the real ‘fun’ begins as the participants depart Wexford before taking on the legend that is Mount Leinster. This famous ascent has featured in many epic races over the years so our team will truly be following in the tyre tracks of history.

Day 3:

Start: (Seven Oaks Hotel) Carlow – 9amTDL Day 3

Morning Break: Portlaoise Parish Centre, Co Laois – 10:30am

Lunch: Tullamore Rugby Club, Tullamore, Co Offaly – 1:30pm

Afternoon Break: Ballymore, Co Westmeath – 4pm

Finish: Mullingar (Overnight Bloomfield House Hotel) – 5:30pm

After a relatively easy opening stage to Portlaoise, the event turns northwards into the beautiful Slieve Bloom Mountains where the climbers get to stretch their legs once more, before descending to Tullamore. Heading northwards once again, the route will bring the pelotons on to Mullingar for the last overnight stop.

Day 4:

Start: (Bloomfield House HotelMullingar – 9:30amTDL Day 4

Morning Break: Trim Castle Hotel, Trim Co Meath – 11am

Lunch: Drogheda Town FC, Drogheda, Co Louth – 1:15pm

Afternoon Break: Church Hall, Malahide – 4:15pm

Finish: Howth Summit, Howth, Co Dublin arriving at approximately 5:30pm

The opening part of day four will allow the participants an opportunity to shake off the lactic acid that has been built up over the previous three days before they take on the Hill of Tara. The area is steeped in mythology and historical significance having once been the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, however we doubt there will be many ‘in the seat’ on this particular day! Retracing the steps of Queen Maeve and her army, the route goes on to Drogheda before turning south along the coastline overlooking the Irish Sea. Stunningly scenic, the coastal stretch should afford everyone the chance to regain their strength (and hopefully top up their tans) before arriving in Dublin where the last hill awaits in Howth. Not the longest climb in the world but one that will be a tough test after four days in the saddle and of course we will be bringing you the toughest way up it!

Please note: The above times of when the cyclists arrive and leave locations may be subject to change.