Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway


Welcome to #BluRoutes for the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

#BluRoutes are designed for safe running (our passion here in Galway) but also can be enjoyed on foot or by bike. Designed to be enjoyed by amateur joggers or experienced marathon runners, our routes allow you to simply go at your own pace and enjoy the beauty of Galway.

A favourite of the team here at the Radisson Blu, this #BluRoute is just over 9 kilometres and starts at the hotel. The route takes you straight onto the busy Lough Atalia and along the famous Galway Docks, home of the Volvo Ocean Race Finale in 2012. From the docks, you will veer towards the picturesque Spanish Arch and on your left is the much photographed Long Walk. Once you come over Wolfe Tone Bridge, you are at the Claddagh and Nimmos Pier with the River Corrib by your side. From there, you'll be on Grattan Road and get a glimpse of the famous Salthill Promenade.

You can experience all seasons of weather on the Prom, but it’s a very pleasant run as you veer towards the end of the Prom and up towards the golf club, which marks the end of the run. Don't be alarmed at locals kicking the wall as it’s a tradition going back to the beginning of time. The return route here is exactly the same, which can be extended if you wish to climb the ever so steep Threadneedle Road R338 and come down the leafy Taylors Hill R337. This detour joins back up with the original route at the Crescent and leads back to the Claddagh.

We hope you enjoy this unique running trail mixed with some of the best scenery in the world.