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The Event

When is it on?

L'Etape Ireland will take place on 7th September 2024

Where is it on?

L'Etape Ireland takes place in Killarney, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland.

How do I take part?

Register online for L'Étape Ireland 2024 here


Do I have to be a pro-cyclist to take part?

You don't have to be a pro-cyclist to take part in L'Etape Ireland.

We encourage everyone of all levels of fitness and cycling experience to take part, although due to the length of the courses and eleveations we highly recommend you follow a training programme in the lead up to the event.

Training support and programmes will be available on our website soon!

What are the routes?

There are two routes of 98km and 135km, plus a family cycle of 5km. All routes follow closed roads.

A detailed description of the 98km and 135km routes can be found here

Where can I stay?

Killarney has many accommodation options to choose from. Please see the Accommodation page of our website.

How do I get there?

The start and finish points of Killarney in Co Kerry are easily accessible by public transport, plane, train and automobile!

Please see the Transportation page of our website for full details.

Can I make changes to my registration?

Any request for changes to your registration should be emailed to us at, including requests for name changes, deferrals, etc.

Four weeks before the event (on or after 10th August 2024) we can no longer enable transfers, name changes, or any other changes relating to your registration.

All participants must purchase their registration through the Cycle Ireland registration portal and purchase a one day licence if they do not have one already.

We do not offer refunds.

What is it?

L'Étape Ireland is a cycle for everyone consisting of a choice of two routes: 98km and 135km. You don't have to be a pro-cyclist to take part, or even soeon ewho has a lot of cycling experience. L'Étape Ireland is for everyone who loves cycling. Race it, take on the King & Queen of the Mountain challenges, or go at your own pace and stop to admire the breathtaking scenery around every corner.