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Perhaps the Wild Atlantic Way’s least-visited region, the Surf Coast of Sligo and Mayo are as wild and dramatic as they are laid-back and carefree.
Once home and muse to WB Yeats, Ireland’s national poet, Sligo is also home to a plethora of ancient monuments and tombs from the Neolithic era – older than the Pyramids of Giza! Explore the mysteries and mythologies connected with Ireland’s northwest as you travel through this little-known but wonderful region.
On this self drive trip, you’ll hike Ireland’s only roadless hills, paddle the gentle waters of one of Ireland’s most breathtaking lakes and cycle along Ireland’s first greenway. Your trip along the Wild Atlantic Way will end in a bustling market town reminiscent of a bygone Ireland.
On our Self Drive trips, enjoy the flexibility to travel at your own pace as well as benefit from passionate, local guides on certain days (marked G) who will interpret the landscape and introduce you to the culture and history of Ireland. Leave the planning and reservations to us – we’ve identified the very best of each region to get a great sampling of the nature, history and culture of Ireland. Hikes and other outdoor activities are matched to your ability levels. Minimum group size is 2. Prices based on 4 people.