26 Extreme Coast to Coast – Can you conquer Ireland in a weekend?

Ireland, an island steeped in history and mythology with scenery which rivals that of any other sights around the globe. For many years visitors have flown or sailed to Irish shores to take in these sights and to go home with great memories of this fantastic island. For one weekend in July many travelling will have their sights set on a truly iconic event – the 26 Extreme Irish Coast to Coast.

Traversing the country in a west to east format the route of the 26 Extreme Coast to Coast will pass through unspoilt rural locations, through quaint villages and along one of the most famous waterways in Ireland. Over two days (July 17th and 18th, 2010), the route will wind its way along 200 miles of the best cycling, paddling and running terrain Ireland has to offer. Competitors will be truly astounded at the scenery and challenge laid down before them in this fantastic event.

Day one will see you set off on a route which will encompass just over 100 miles. You will be running on sandy beaches, cycling along deserted roads and paddling along one of the longest sections of inland waterway in Ireland before finishing at the shores of Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh.

At the break of dawn on day you will set off on a cycling and running challenge totalling just over 100 miles. Expect more great cycling trails before setting off on the final foot section across the famous Mourne Mountains. The sight of the sandy shores in Newcastle, Co Down will be a welcome sight to all and with it will come a realisation that you have taken part in one of the toughest multi-sport events in Europe.

This event is open to everyone with a sense of adventure and a desire to discover.

www.coasttocoast.ie for more details.