Multi-Day Cycling in Ireland
Fully Supported Cycling Adventures on the Irish West Coast
The west coast of Ireland has always been a popular destination for Americans. It’s for good reason. Ireland is a fascinating place to spend time in and the friendliness of “the locals” is second to none. Coming to Ireland for a Wild Atlantic Cycling tour is a great challenge in which you will be absorbed in the scenery, music, culture and people of the west coast. You will enjoy some of the best cycling in the world, meet like-minded people and make great memories!
Wild Atlantic Cycling offer two styles of fully support, multi-day cycling challenges. One tour covers the length of Ireland from south to north ('MizMal'). The other tour is based in the town of Killarney and covers the remote peninsulas and mountains of south-west Ireland ('The Kingdom Tour'). Our US cyclists love how easy we make the logistics of getting here and getting back. You can even hire a bike from us if you would prefer not to bring your own. We can supply both aluminium and carbon-framed road bikes, or a hybrid style if you prefer. Boxing and flying with your own bike is also fine, and you will have ample time and help at hand to build it up upon arrival. There are direct flights to Ireland from many US cities and you will be welcomed at the airport by our team. Then you will be transported in a comfortable coach to the start point where we spend an evening preparing for cycling the next morning.
We will be there to help and support you every inch of the way. Accommodation, nutrition stops, lunches, mechanical assistance, baggage transfer and support are all included. All you do is pedal and enjoy the fantastic route which takes in the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, the Gap of Dunloe and other iconic Irish landmarks along the Wild Atlantic Way. We are an Irish based company and we know the hidden gems of the island. Evenings are spent enjoying a meal with a host of restaurants offering local and authentic Irish cuisine. Nights are spent in great quality, comfortable hotels. We mostly use locally owned Irish hotels rather than larger chains. You will also have plenty of opportunity to enjoy traditional Irish music and story-telling with a pint (or two) of Ireland’s finest Guinness. Don’t be in a hurry though as the best Guinness can take up to five minutes to pour properly!
END-TO-END OR SINGLE BASE TOURS AVAILABLE
MizMal 7-Day and 12 Day
MizMal takes you on a journey the length of Ireland from Mizen Head in the south-west to Malin Head in the north. A distances of over 500 miles covered in either 7 or 12 days.
The classic ‘MizMal’ tour from Mizen Head in the south to Malin Head in the north! The route starts at Mizen Head, the most south-westerly point of Ireland and takes you along the Mizen Penninsula to Bantry Bay and through the Cork and Kerry mountains via the famed Ring of Kerry. Then Killarney via the Black Valley and the spectacular Gap of Dunloe. Via Tralee and across the Shannon Estuary on the ferry. We visit the Cliffs of Moher and cycle through the unique limestone plateau of the Burren. On into County Galway, where we ride through the vast open bogs, loughs and mountains of the Connemara National Park with a visit to Clifden for the 12 day tourer. We enjoy some stunning scenery including the Killary Harbour - one of three glacial fjords in Ireland. We spend a night in Galway City with its fun vibe and enticing old pubs and Irish traditional music. We continue to the pretty town of Donegal. Then we tackle the Inishowen Peninsula with its remote moorlands and vast sea loughs, and on to Malin Head for the finish - the most northerly point of Ireland
The Kingdom Tour (6 Days)
The Kingdom Tour is 6 days based in the lively town of Killarney in the south-west with fantastic cycling amongst the many peninsulas and mountains in the area. Miles covered averages 60 to 100 miles daily.
Our Kingdom Tour is a fabulous tour based in the lively town of Killarney. The position of our base allows us to pack in days of incredibly beautiful cycling. Killarney lies in the south-western region of Ireland with its rugged peninsulas, stunning mountain passes, traditional villages and remote countryside. Time stands still in these regions and you will experience a sense of the real Ireland as you travel. You will stay in a lovely hotel in the centre of Killarney with breakfast included. Evenings can be spent enjoying the sights and sounds of the town with its legion of restaurants, pubs and cafés. Music abounds in Killarney from traditional Irish, Celtic contemporary and modern, you will have no bother finding something for your tastes!