Kinsale to Killarney - day by day....
Part 1: Kinsale to Durrus
Here's our quick guide to cycling the Wild Atlantic Way from Kinsale to Killarney. If you like active travel and exploring some great spots by bike, then this is the holiday for you. You'll travel through some villages and towns with great local food including seafood and dairy. Travelling by bike, you'll have the option to really experience the Irish countryside, visiting remote lakes, countryside and coastal areas.
Day 1: Kinsale to Clonakility
Arrive in Kinsale the evening before you start to cycle so you can enjoy a meal out in the Gourmet Capital of Ireland! We’ll drop your bikes to you & sort out panniers etc. Off you go! First stop is the Old Head of Kinsale (coffee shop!), first discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Then cruise along Garrettstown Beach. Quiet roads to Coolmaine beach, through Timoleague - check out the abbey before or after lunch and then final pedal to Clonakility. Rest, shower then out for food and live music!
Day 2 : Clonakilty to Cape Clear
After a good breakfast - maybe one including the local Clonakilty black pudding, continue to follow the Wild Atlantic Way north along the coast. This is a great cycling day exploring small fishing villages, enjoying wide coastal views, islands and secret coves. Eat overlooking the sea in Baltimore and then either take a ferry over to Cape Clear or Sherkin Island to enjoy a glimpse of island living. Sleep tight, rest those legs, cause there’s more cycling tomorrow!
Day 3: Cape Clear to Durrus via Mizen Head
And we’re off on our bikes again, following the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southwesterly point. Amazing views! Leave the bikes and walk along the bridge through the cliffs. Wow! The back on the bikes and next stop is Durrus, home of the amazing Durrus cheese. Maybe there’s time for a farmhouse visit to see the cheese being made?
Touring bike rental & more!
We offer some great equipment and advice to help you enjoy your trip cycling the Wild Atlantic Way. Bikes are high quality touring bikes with front suspension and disc brakes. Pannier bags are included, lights, helmet, high vis vest and collection to/from your local accommodation. If you need your bike collected from Cork or beyond, we can organise this!
For more information contact Ruth - firstname.lastname@example.org or call +353871032317. We're here to help!