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WILD ATLANTIC WAY ADVENTURE

 
 

Best time to travel

April - October

Trip type

Semi-private

Best for

Adventure Road Trip

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Follow along the Wild Atlantic Way, spanning 2,400 km of fantastic coastline

  • Visit picturesque villages and traditional, lively towns

  • Lots of outdoor activities in beautiful and unspoiled nature along the way

  • West Cork, the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Donegal

  • Culinary adventures and delicious tastings from Kinsale to Donegal

 

Follow along Ireland's dramatic Wild Atlantic Way all the way from Cork to Donegal and enjoy lots of great outdoor activities in unspoiled landscape and discover picturesque villages and lively towns along the way. Start off in the beautiful coastal town of Kinsale and experience the beautiful scenery of West Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway and Connemara all the way to the unspoiled landscapes and coastlines of Co. Donegal.

TOUR DETAILS

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO IRELAND (D)

Welcome to Ireland. Transfer to Kinsale, a beautiful coastal town known for it's trading and culinary traditions. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the lively streets and along the beautiful marina before enjoying a guided walking tour, which will tell you more about the history of Kinsale and hold some delicious surprises for you. Overnight in Kinsale.

DAY 2 - HIKING THE BEARA PENINSULA (B)

Transfer to Western Cork in the morning and enjoy a relaxed guided hiking tour through some of the most beautiful areas of the unspoiled Beara peninsula. Enjoy fantastic views over the stunning coastline, green mountains and beautiful valleys. The moderate route will take you around the slopes of Knockgour Mountain to the picturesque village of Allihies. Overnight in the Killarney National Park area.

DAY 3 - RING OF KERRY - KAYAKING ON THE KILLARNEY LAKES (B)

Follow along one of the most iconic ringroads of Europe - the Ring of Kerry will lead you along spectacular coastlines, dramatic mountain ranges and traditional villages, offering fantastic views over the Atlantic and the peninsulas all along the way. Visit the charming fishing village of Portmagee before taking to the waters in Killarney, where you will enjoy a guided kayaking tour on the calm waters of the Killarney Lakes around Ross Castle. Learn about the history of the castle and the incredible geology of the lakes while enjoying the fantastic views over the lakes and the National Park. Overnight in the Killarney National Park area.

DAY 4 - HIKING KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK - DINGLE (B)

The morning starts with a private hiking tour in the beautiful Killarney National Park, taking you from Torc Waterfall all the way up to the Ladies View viewpoint, from where you will enjoy spectacular views over the National Park and the Killarney Lakes. Spend some free time in the lively town of Killarney before heading to the beautiful fishing town of Dingle. Overnight in the Dingle area.

DAY 5 - SLEA HEAD TOUR - FISHING IN THE DINGLE BAY (B, D)

Enjoy the magnificent landscape and the fantastic views over the Atlantic as you will take a tour around Slea Head in the morning, the most Western point of Europe! Venture off on a hiking tour along the coastline or simply enjoy the drive around this stunning part of Ireland. An exciting boat trip is waiting for you in the afternoon as you will take to the sea waters with local skippers to experience the thrills of deep water fishing in the Dingle Bay. Enjoy the scenery, learn some basic fishing skills and with a bit of luck, you will catch your own dinner, which you will then enjoy freshly prepared for you in a local restaurant! Overnight in the Dingle area.

DAY 6 - SHANNON ESTUARY - CLIFFS OF MOHER (B)

Travel from Kerry to Co. Clare today along the Shannon estuary, taking you along the beautiful scenery of Ireland's longest river. Visit the fantastic Cliffs of Moher sea cliffs falling 200m into the ocean. The fantastic views stretches as far as the Aran Islands in the Galway Bay on a clear day and you will enjoy the beautiful scenery while following the coastal path on top of the sea cliffs all the way to the lively fishing town of Doolin. Overnight in Co. Clare.

DAY 8 - CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK - SEAWEED FARM AND TASTING (B)

Connemara is one of the most unspoiled landscapes around Ireland where you will find wide bogs, mysterious lakes, dramatic valleys and a stunning rugged coastline. Enjoy a half day hiking tour in the Connemara National Park climbing up to Diamond Hill, towering 442m over the shoreline and providing spectacular views over the Twelve Bens and the Atlantic ocean. Learn more about Connemara's history and the secrets of seaweed and other edible sea plants on a guided foraging tour along the coast before enjoying a tasting of some of the delicious and surprising products from the sea. Overnight in the Connemara/Westport area.

DAY 9 - CYCLING THE GREENWAY (B)

This morning you will embark on a cycling journey on Ireland's longest off-road walking and cycling trail, following the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway that closed in 1937. The route takes you along the beautiful Clew Bay, the scenic coastline and through picturesque villages. Enjoy some free time in the lively town of Westport before transferring to Donegal. Overnight in Co. Donegal.

DAY 10 - SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFS - AN DULAMAN GIN DISTILLERY (B)

With it's diverse scenery, wild coastlines and rich traditional heritage, Donegal is Ireland's most spectacular county on the Wild Atlantic Way and it is a paradise for anybody looking to get active while enjoying the great outdoors. Discover the stunning Slieve League Cliffs on a guided hiking tour, taking you over the cliffs plunging 600m into the Atlantic providing spectacular views across the ocean and the coastline. Visit the An Dúlamán gin distillery in the afternoon and learn about the artisan gin produced on site in a traditional way. Overnight in Co. Donegal.

 

DAY 11 - COASTEERING - DONEGAL FOOD EXPERIENCE (B, D)

A thrilling coasteering adventure is waiting for you today as you will experience the wild coastline in a fun way, climbing in and out of the water, jumping into and swimming in the refreshing sea while exploring caves, sea cliffs and observing some of the marine life along the coast. Visit the beautiful Glenveagh National Park in the afternoon or enjoy a food themed tour along the remote areas of Donegal learning more about the region and its food traditions. Overnight in Co. Donegal.

DAY 12 - DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and departure.

DAY 7 - CLIFFS OF MOHER - CYCLING IN THE BURREN - IRISH WHISKEY (B, L)

Explore the vast Burren region, known for it's unique geological limestone formation and home to more than 2,000 rare plants. Enjoy a guided cycling tour through the beautiful landscapes and learn more about the area and it's history before enjoying a delicious lunch prepared from local Burren produce. Continue to Galway, the young, vibrant university city on the Western Coast and enjoy an Irish Whiskey walking tour, taking you to some special pubs around Galway, where you will learn about and taste selected Irish Whiskies. Overnight in Galway.

OUR SERVICE FOR YOU

The itinerary is flexible and we have plenty of adventure in store, so should you wish to make minor changes to the suggested itinerary or extend your stay, we will be happy to help you plan.

 
 

SERVICES INCLUDED

ACCOMMODATION

Superior hotels, country and manor houses

TRANSPORT

Private transfers or car hire

MEALS

Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as outlined

EXPERIENCES

Activities, tours & visits as outlined

GUIDE

Qualified, English speaking guide on all tours, activities and experiences

SERVICE

Expert travel planning, trip preparation and on tour support

FORMAL

Taxes and insurances for the activities