Having just welcomed in the new year, I'm looking back on the great times cycling part of the Wild Atlantic Way from Kinsale, Co. Cork to Kerry. It's a must do for 2017! Here's why.....
Myself and a friend are cycling it in one week stages and loving every minute - well, most minutes! Cycling the West Cork section - from Kinsale to Kenmare or even Killarney - is a great challenge for the fairly, but not very fit (it's quite do-able for someone who cycles now and then but has a reasonable level of fitness). Why not make your new years resolution be to cycle around the West Cork/Kerry section of the Wild Atlantic Way?
There are a number of pluses to this route, aside from the spectacular, coastal scenery, of course! The Wild Atlantic Way, although mainly marketed as a driving route, is amazing to cycle, and being a marked route, you're unlikely to lose your way! You are likely to find yourself sharing the road with some sheepish pedestrians like these!
Most days, you cycle 50-70km per day. However, the magic to this route is that you can add or subtract miles as you wish! As the Cork/Kerry route follows the coast around a series of peninsulas, if you are feeling tired one morning, and simply want to get to your next B&B, then cycle directly to the next main town, probably only 15-20km away.
Highlights of the Cork/Kerry section of the route:
Whatever you decide to do this year, include some fun adventures and see, experience and enjoy the Irish countryside by bike! If you want to know more about this route, just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ruth H