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Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

£1,795 per person

Grade 3 Cycle TourIntroduction

This is our version on the epic cycle trail on the Island of Ireland and 2024 will see our inaugural trip here.

This 10-day cycling tour is designed to take you on a journey along the stunning Irish coastline, passing through charming towns and villages, breathtaking landscapes, and historic landmarks.

Cycling

Over the course of this tour, you’ll cycle up to 60-70 miles per day, taking in the best that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer. Beginning in the charming County Cork and ending at the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal, our Wild Atlantic Way journey takes you along the breathtaking west coast of Ireland, and provides one of the great cycling experiences.

Highlights

  • Glengarriff Nature Reserve
  • Climbing the famous Conor Pass
  • Exploring the charming town of Dingle
  • Ireland’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Connemara National Park

Tour Plan

Each day, you’ll be fully supported by our experienced guides and support crew, who will ensure that you have everything you need to enjoy the tour to the fullest. We’ll provide comfortable accommodation, good refreshments, and all the necessary equipment, so you can focus on enjoying the ride.

The Wild Atlantic Way route is flexible and should be seen as a guide only. Local conditions, weather or fitness could lead to changes in our daily plans. All times and distances are approximate.

10 days of cycling
Approx 580 miles Age
  • Destination
  • Depart from
    Kinsale
  • Return from
    Westport
  • Road surfaces
    Tarmac (conditions can vary).
  • Bike Type
    Road bike
  • Included
    Wild Atlantic Way
    Accommodation
    Lunch
    Cycling guide
    GPX files
    Vehicle support
    Baggage transfer
  • Not Included
    Domestic flights
    Evening meals (unless specified)
    Bike hire
    Travel to start & from finish
    International flights
    Airport transfers
    Travel insurance
    Cookie Policy (US)
    Cookie Policy (US)
    Visas
1
Arrival in Cork
Welcome to Ireland! Arrive at our group hotel and check-in, with the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening, join us for a briefing where we'll provide you with all the essential information for an incredible cycling journey.
2
Mizen Head to Kenmare
Approx 87km / 54 miles
Start your cycling adventure with an early morning transfer from the hotel to the iconic Mizen Head, the starting point of our epic journey. Pedal north along the breathtaking Atlantic coastline, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Glengarriff Nature Reserve and conquering the awe-inspiring Healy Pass.
3
Kenmare to Killarney
Approx 96km / 60 miles
Embark on another day of exploration as we cycle from Kenmare to Killarney. Traverse stunning landscapes, lush countryside, and picturesque villages, all while soaking in the unique charm of this region.
4
Killarney to Ballybunion
Approx 80km / 50 miles
Experience the magic of Ireland as we pedal from Killarney to Ballybunion. Ride through rolling hills, take in panoramic views, and revel in the warm hospitality of the charming towns along the way.
5
Ballybunion to Lahinch
Approx 109km / 68 miles
Cycle through the enchanting town of Listowel and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the world-famous Cliffs of Moher. Capture unforgettable memories as you pedal from Ballybunion to Lahinch, immersing yourself in the captivating coastal scenery.
6
Lahinch to Clifden
Approx 105km / 65 miles
Explore the captivating Burren region and its unique limestone landscapes as we make our way to Clifden. Pass through the picturesque town of Kinvara, reveling in the beauty of its charming streets and stunning coastal views.
7
Clifden to Westport
Approx 97km / 60 miles
Prepare to be amazed as we journey through the magnificent Connemara National Park, surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains and pristine lakes. Pedal through the delightful town of Leenane before arriving in the vibrant Westport, where Irish culture and history blend seamlessly.  
8
Westport to Sligo
Approx 108km / 67 miles
Continue your cycling adventure, witnessing the breathtaking landscapes of County Mayo as we ride from Westport to Sligo. Traverse rolling hills, tranquil lakes, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this captivating region.
9
Sligo to Donegal
Approx 80km / 50 miles
Discover the untamed beauty of Ireland's northwest as we pedal from Sligo to Donegal. Encounter rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and immerse yourself in the captivating folklore and legends of this ancient land.
10
Donegal to Lough Swilly Fjord
Approx 83km / 52 miles
Experience the sheer beauty of the stunning Lough Swilly Fjord as we journey through this magical landscape. Cycle along its shores, marvel at the breathtaking vistas, and feel the serenity of this hidden gem.
11
Lough Swilly Fjord to Malin Head
Approx 51km / 31 miles
Today, we reach the pinnacle of our adventure as we cycle from Lough Swilly Fjord to Malin Head, the northernmost point of Ireland. Take in the invigorating sea breeze, relish the coastal panoramas, and celebrate your incredible achievement. It's time to bid farewell to our cycling journey, as we get transferred to our hotel in Belfast city. Our team will pack the bikes in the Van.
12
Depart Belfast
You are free to depart at your leisure, with no set departure time. Your dedicated crew will be departing early in the morning with the bikes in the Van.

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TOUR DATES

BOOK A PLACE ON THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY CYCLE TOUR

Please click on your preferred tour dates below and you will be taken to our secure booking form.
Wednesday 29th May - Sunday 9th June 2024
Wednesday 10th July - Sunday 21st July 2024
Wednesday 28th May - Sunday 8th June 2025
Wednesday 9th July - Sunday 20th July 2025
If you prefer not to book online, you can download a booking form and post or fax it to us. Please read the Booking Conditions carefully before completing the booking form. We require a completed booking form plus the appropriate deposit before your reservation can be confirmed. Note your booking is with High Places Ltd an ATOL and ABTOT bonded tour operator.