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Not just a landscape to be admired, this 2,500km of coastline offers rough and ready ways to get hands-on too. With sheer cliffs to abseil, island edges to dive from, sea stacks to climb, coves to coasteer in and currents to kayak with, the Wild Atlantic Way has never been so popular with people looking for bona fide adrenaline-fuelled adventures.
As the home of a range of respected adventure races and challenges like the Wild Atlantic Adventure Race, Connemarathon and Gaelforce North, as well as a regularly-featured location in Red Bull’s Cliff Diving World Series, a combination of the route’s natural appeal, global reputation and untamed sensibilities showcase it as an exhilarating destination.
With easy entry activities for novices and more daring feats, depths and heights for the seasoned adventurer, the ideal style and pace of activity can be found for everyone.
Find your ideal activity.
Take your pick of beaches to explore.
Paddle 16km through County Galway’s glacial fjord.
Plan a true adventure with the help of this 5-day driving itinerary along the Cork and Kerry coasts.
Galway, Clare and Kerry are the perfect places to enjoy thrills and spills. Find the best of them on this 5-day route.
Diving or surfing off the coast of Cork? Find all the great things there are to see and do nearby on this 3-day road trip.
Go kayaking under the stars, horse riding by the sea shore or mountain biking over limestone landscapes.
On Inis Mór, participants in Red Bull’s Cliff Diving World Series take the 27m plunge into ‘The Serpent’s Lair’.
With sheer cliff faces, sharp ascents and imposing sea stacks, Dunshean Head, Kerry, boasts some world-class climbing.