The Wild Atlantic Way 6 Day North

Tour Overview

The Wild Atlantic Way North begins in the town of Donegal in Northern Ireland and takes you all the way to the bohemian city of Galway. Every step of the tour includes fantastic coastal views along with brilliant outdoor adventures such as 'Stand Up Paddleing' kayaking and surfing to name just a few. We will also take many visits to ancient and historical sites. This is a wonderful 6 day tour of the Wild Atlantic Way you won't soon forget!

Itinerary

Day 1:

The Wild Atlantic Way – North begins in Galway and ends in Dublin. For those of you who are flying into Dublin you’ll be happy to know that you get a FREE day tour with this tour.  Why not join the Cliffs Of Moher day tour and get dropped off just outside Galway City the day before our tour starts? Once you meet with your group you will travel westward to the picturesque town of Clifden, deep in the wilds of wild and beautiful Connemara. You can spend time here getting to know your fellow travellers in the many pubs and restaurants in this beloved town.

Day 2:

Connemara is the heartland of Ireland for many, it holds the dreamy image of Ireland many picture in their minds. This is a place of outstanding beauty. We will visit Connemara National Park and make some photo stops along the way including at Kylemore Abbey, a romantic monastery set among the mountains and lakes. After visiting the immaculately kept grounds, we will see the working man's view of Connemara when we visit a mountain sheep farm. See a sheep dog demonstration, and maybe have the chance to shear some sheep!  Afterwards, you will do the famous 'Famine Walk' along Killary Harbour where Irish families were ordered to build paths during the famine years in exchange for food.  .

Day 3:

Today you will see and experience two fascinating sites. Firstly a megalithic tomb that still stands 5000 years on and the deserted village of Slievemore. A whole community was forced to leave their homes during the 1840's because of crippling high rents imposed by their landlords. Then, be amazed by one of Ireland's most hidden treasures at Keem Bay. You can either swim in the bay or walk along the high sea cliffs with amazing Atlantic views. Afterwards, we will leave Achill by bike and you will experience the Great Western Greenway - an old railway line used by the English gentry. Today it’s a bike trail which we will cycle from Mulranny to Newport. From there we will collect you and transfer you to the town of Westport.

Day 4:

This morning's first adventure you will try SUPing, or 'Stand Up Paddling', along what is known as Ireland's Amazon River. From there, we will visit the Victorian seaweed baths at Enniscrone (optional extra)  before we meet Auriel Robinson, a marine historian who is passionate about the area. She will take you on a fascinating guided walk explaining the history of the area and the fate of the Spanish Armada. Then we head for Mullaghmore where you are free to explore the lovely beach and have a swim. You will be staying here for the next two nights.

Day 5:

Today we head along the coast to the long beach at Rossnowlagh. The beach spans 3km, so we'll walk to the end and back to get some fresh sea air in our lungs. If anyone feels like a quick dip in the ocean, we're happy to join you. We then move further north to Donegal town where we visit impressive Donegal Castle. This was once home to a local 'Chieftain' called ''Red" McDonnell and was built in 1474. Your guide will take you to one of the signature stops of the whole tour. Your Wild Atlantic Way tour will end on a high when we see the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Slieve League! This is a special location, ruggedly beautiful and impressive.

Day 6:

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and today we are heading back to Dublin. We have one last treat for you as we make a stop at Strokestown House. You will have a guided tour of this stately home. From here, it is only another hour and a half until we say our final farewells in Dublin. 

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Departing Country: Ireland

Departing City: Dublin

Departing From: Galway

Languages: English

Duration: 6 Days

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