General Information & Ride Overview
The Wild Atlantic Way, is a continuous coastal route running the length of Ireland, it's rugged features drawn from the rock of Erins Isle by the unforgiving tides of the Atlantic Ocean. Starting on Sunday 11th August 2024 in Cork (ORK) and continuing for 16 days/ 15 nights. Our ride takes in the best of the route, travelling from South to North with favourable winds. Stopping along the way at enchanting villages, to sample the warmth and hospitality of the Irish.
The route has been carefully created to showcase hidden Ireland, a proud land of quaint villages and tradition, folklore, heroes and song. From a lively welcome in the county of Cork, we will leave from Mizen Head, travelling through the province of Munster, once the kingdom of Munster. On our journey, we traverse the Black Valley, and the Gap of Dunloe. Marvel at the Cliffs of Moher before taking to the water, and the Island of Inishmore. Returning to the mainland, we arrive to the Wild Connemara, and sample an ancient spa treatment. Travelling ever north into Mayo, we pay our respects at Crough Patrick, a mountain named after the patron saint. After another island stay, we take a break from the saddle, to explore Mayo’s stunning cliffs on foot, before riding into Sligo, a land of pirate queens, and WB Yeats. Donegal's famous castle mar… (Join People Cycling to read more)