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 together with this tour. Why not join the Cliffs Of Moher day tour and get dropped off just outside Galway City the day before the Wild Atlantic Way Tour - North tour starts?
Once you meet with your group you will travel westward to the picturesque town of Clifden, deep in the wilds of beautiful Connemara. You can spend time there getting to know your fellow travelers in the many pubs and restaurants in this beloved town.
Highlight of the day: FREE Cliffs Of Moher day tour/Clifden Town
Restaurant Suggestion: Ardagh Restaurant
Connemara is the heartland of Ireland for many, it holds the dreamy image of Ireland people often pictures in their minds. This is a place of outstanding beauty. Your group 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, you will see the working man's view of Connemara when the group visits a mountain sheep farm. See a sheepdog demonstration and maybe have the chance to shear some sheep! Afterward, 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.
Highlight of the day: Hike the famous Famine Walk
Restaurant Suggestion: Guy’s Bar & Snug Restaurant
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. Afterward, your group 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 Extreme Ireland will collect you and transfer you to the town of Westport.
Highlight of the day: Cycle along The Great Western Greenway
Overnight: Westport Town
Restaurant Suggestion: The Olde Bridge Restaurant
This morning's first adventure you will try SUPing, or 'Stand Up Paddling', along what is known as Ireland's Amazon River. From there, you will visit the Victorian seaweed baths at Enniscrone (optional extra), before you 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 the group will head for Mullaghmore, where you are free to explore the lovely beach and have a swim. You will be staying there for the next two nights.
Highlight of the day: Stand Up Paddling along Ireland’s Amazon
Restaurant Suggestions: Eithna’s by the Sea
Today the tour will head along the coast to the long beach at Rossnowlagh. The beach spans 3km, so you will walk to the end and back to get some fresh sea air into your lungs. If anyone feels like a quick dip in the ocean, Extreme Ireland will be happy to join you. The group will then move further north to Donegal town where you will visit the impressive Donegal Castle. Built in 1474, this was once home to a local 'Chieftain' called "Red" McDonnell. 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 you see the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Slieve League! This is a special location, ruggedly beautiful and impressive.
Highlight of the day: Slieve League Cliffs
Restaurant Suggestion: The Quay Bar
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and today you will be heading back to Dublin. Extreme Ireland has one last treat for you as your group makes a stop at Strokestown House. You will have a guided tour of this stately home. From there, it is only another hour and a half until the group says their final farewells in Dublin.
Highlight of the day: Strokestown House
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The group will head north, taking in fantastic coastal views every step of the way. This tour gives you the opportunity to experience the spectacular Irish countryside with a selection of brilliant outdoor adventures, such as 'Stand Up Paddling', kayaking and surfing to name just a few.
You will immerse yourself into history through visiting ancient sites as well as visiting natural attractions. At each stop you have the chance to mix with the locals and experience traditional culture and music. All this makes for a trip of a lifetime - it is the perfect mix of adventure, culture and history! See your itinerary section for a detailed insight into this wonderful 6 day tour of the Wild Atlantic Way - North!