The Wild Atlantic Way

Where land and sea collide, where untamed beauty abounds - welcome to the unforgettable experience of the Wild Atlantic Way!

Out at the very edge of Europe, the Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500km along Ireland’s western seaboard. From Malin Head in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork. It’s the longest defined coastal drive in the world.

The Wild Atlantic Way captivates you with its wild landscape that continuously shapes its living history; and engages you with its vibrant & creative communities, whose stories and culture stimulates you, so you are freed up to relax, enjoy and leave feeling refreshed, renewed and uplifted.


For the culturally curious…

Out on the very edge of Europe, the Wild Atlantic Way offers the opportunity to delve deeper into the history of a location, and crave unusual experiences and enjoy connecting with nature and wandering off the beaten track. Your could join in the “craic” at sessions and festivals, go island hopping and visit ancient sites or sit by turf fires in traditional pubs, where you will eat the finest seafood and hear the Irish languages, songs and stories.

Plan the adventure of a lifetime on the greatest coastal touring route in the world: The Wild Atlantic Way!

Activities

  • Fishing: The gentle waters of Galway Bay are a haven for sea angling with Ballyvaughan being a local centre.

  • Walking: The Burren Way never fails to captivate visitors with its rocky limestone landscape.

  • Climbing: The Burren is one of the centres of rock climbing in Ireland.

  • Cycling: The North Clare cycle trips takes you on quiet backroads where you will see Rivers and Lakes and some Archaeological sites.

  • Cave Exploring: The caves of the Burren feature spectacular shapes, echoing chambers and winding stream canyons.

  • Kayaking: Explore the rugged coastline, including small inlets and tidal islands where you are often greeted by friendly seals and magnificent sea birds.

Every few miles there is a place to stop off to stretch your legs and have a chat with the locals or maybe even climb cliffs, stroll along on of the many beaches or ride a bike and find one of our many hidden gems. At the end of the day relax in one of the family run hotels or castles, where everybody wants to know your name and give advice on where to head next on the Wild Atlantic Way.


For the Great Escapers…

The Wild Atlantic Way is the wildest most captivating coastal touring route in the world. Tucked away in little villages and towns that snuggle into the coastline are delightful cafes and restaurants where you can indulge in good quality local food.

You can soak up some natural beauty in one of our many National Parks, enjoy breath taking attractions and outdoor activities that feel far removed from your everyday lives back home. This is one journey where you will connect with each other and a unique landscape, before returning home fresh and revitalised. Wherever you go along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will encounter moments of magic, moments of treasure and experiences that you will want to return to again and again.