Pedal the very edge of Western Europe on the Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland’s extraordinary coastal route – and by far the longest. As you ride, watch folklore come to life, witness history, experience the brutal elements and the raging swell of the Atlantic. Get to know each of the coastal villages along the route. Eat the food, drink the beer and even take a surf.
At an impressive distance of 2,500km, it’s not to taken lightly – but you’re guaranteed to reap the benefits for your efforts especially if you take your time to do it all. There are over 50 Blue Flag beaches, nearly 20 long distance walks, over 120 golf courses and over 500 local festivals and events.
Within that there are many smaller-scale, family-friendly bike rides, a favourite being Co. Mayo’s Greenway. A 42km off-road walking and cycling trail, the Greenway follows the old railway route from Westport town to Achill Island.
Or, bike the best of the Wild Atlantic Way on our group trip, which takes in the most scenic landscapes and interesting historic, cultural and natural stops along the way.