JUMP ABOARD OUR SPECTACULAR WILD NORTH TOUR, as we take you along the most amazing wild landscapes of Ireland’s northern Atlantic coastline for the adventure of a lifetime..
On this exhilarating discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way north route, we will take you off the beaten track to unearth the real Irish culture, sample many culinary delights on route and why not take the opportunity to experience amazing adventures such as cycling on Inis Mor island, hiking to the top of Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick, surfing the magical Atlantic waves of Sligo, visiting Ireland’s most northerly and sunniest place and setting foot on the wild and famous rock formations at the Giant’s Causeway. Get ready for the best Irish experience that will simply blow you away.
|START / RETURN POINT||Dublin|
|SCHEDULE||9:00am – Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure.|
|WHAT TO BRING||
The itinerary listed below is for the current season.
Given the unpredictable nature of Ireland’s weather, what we do each day might occasionally vary so that you have the best experience possible.
NB. The cost of accommodation is not included in your travel pass but under each day we have described our recommended accommodation, along with some paid activity and free suggestions.
DAY 1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY
Included: Travel Pass to Galway City
Accommodation: There is a choice of hostels, B&B’s and hotels in Galway City.
Activity Options : Sea Kayaking, Connemara Day Tour and Aran Island Tour.
Free (Icon): Explore and experience the vibrant streets, cafes and pubs of Galway City.
DAY 2: GALWAY TO CLIFDEN VIA INIS MOR ISLAND TOUR
Once we arrive on its limestone shores, you can explore by foot or by bike this magnificent landscape that has as many as 50 different monuments of Christian, pre Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. The most famous of them are Dún Aonghasa, a breathing fort that was built on a high cliff some 100 metres above sea level and Dún Dúchathair (the Black fort) which enjoys a more solitude setting on the cliffs at Cill Éinne, (Killeany). Some visitors enjoy the solitude of it in contrast with the more busy Dún Aonghasa. The fort consists of a terraced wall surrounding the remains of some early dwelling houses known as Clocháns (stone houses).
Included: Inis Mór
Accommodation: There is a choice of hostels, B&B’s and hotels in Clifden.
Activity Options: Bike rentals, Dún Aonghasa visitor centre, Pony and trap experience.
Free (Icon): Explore the islands monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage.
DAY 3: CLIFDEN TO WESTPORT
At 2 PM, we commence our journey northwards passing Kylemore Abbey, Ireland’s only fjord at Killary habour and secluded picturesque lakes that line our path to the colourful town of Westport.
Included: Connemara Day Tour
Accommodation: There is a choice of hostels, B&B’s and hotels in Westport.
Activity Options: Sea kayaking trip, horse riding, Kylemore Abbey, Diamond Hill or cycling tour.
Free (Icon): Explore Clifden’s coastal setting and experience its vibrant music culture and great seafood traditions.
DAY 4: NON TRAVEL DAY - WESTPORT
Included: Non applicable as it is a non travel day
Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels in Westport.
Activity Options : Kayak Adventure on Clew Bay. Hike to the top of Croagh Patrick (barefoot is not compulsory so don’t worry) or take an cycling tour along the magical Greenway.
Free : Explore and relax in the colourful and vibrant town of Westport.
DAY 5: WESTPORT TO SLIGO
Take the opportunity to dip your feet into the wild Atlantic Ocean or catch some of the most renowned waves in the world. Whether you stand or not, you will definitely feel refreshed after your experience before sampling some of best culinary delights and famous sights of Sligo.
Included: Non applicable as it is a non travel day
Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels in Sligo.
Activity Options: Surfing, paddle boarding, cycling and walking tours.
Free: Explore and relax in the colourful town of Sligo.
DAY 6: SLIGO TO DUNFANAGHY
We will take a relaxing coastal hike that takes in magnificent views of the wild Atlantic Ocean before making our way around the dramatic Donegal coastline towards Dunfanaghy in the northern tip.
Included: Slieve League Coastal hike
Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels in Dunfanaghy.
Activity Options: Surfing, kayaking, cycling and walking tours.
Free : Explore Dunfanaghy’s spectacular coastal setting with wild untamed beaches.
DAY 7: DUNFANAGHY TO DERRY CITY VIA MALIN HEAD
Our first stop of the day is at Glenveigh National park and Castle. Set in some 16,500 hectares of County Donegal mountains, the park is home to picturesque lakes, wild glens and woods, a large herd of red deer and the 19th Century Glenveagh Castle. Take the time to explore this wonderful setting before we continue our journey to the very last headland before Greenland, where we will have a picnic (even in the rain) and gaze out to Inishtrahull Island and its nearly two hundred year old lighthouse to the north east and if we are lucky out east we will see the Scottish Hills. That afternoon we will make our way to Derry City to explore its wealth of cultural and historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars.
Included: Glenveagh National Park and Malin Head Tour
Accommodation: There is a choice of hostels, B&B’s and hotels in Derry City.
Activity Options: Derry City Walking Tour,
Free: Explore Derry’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars.
DAY 8: DERRY CITY TO DUBLIN VIA GIANTS CAUSEWAY
Afterwards we make our way to Belfast City, where you can have lunch and wander around its famous streets before we make our way back to Dublin’s fair city. It is also our journey’s end, where we bid a fond farewell full of happy memories that will last forever. Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!
Included: Giant’s Causeway and visit Belfast City
Accommodation : There is a choice of hostels, B&B’s and hotels in Dublin City.
Activity Options : The Giant’s Causeway, Dublin City Tour, Guinness Store House, Glendalough National Park.
Free : Explore Dublin’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars.