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Look Around the Wild Atlantic Way in 360°



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Explore Ireland from a new angle by seeing landscapes on the Wild Atlantic Way with 360° virtual reality videos. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer (or a VR headset if you happen to have one handy).

If you are new to 360° videos check out the 'How To' section.

Go horse riding along gorgeous Streedagh Beach in County Sligo; climb sea stacks in County Donegal; go mountain biking in the Burren or take a dip in the invigorating Atlantic itself with tow-in surfing next to the Cliffs of Moher.

 
 

Sea Stack Climbing in Donegal

There aren't too many experiences closer to true Irish nature than standing on the summit of a sea stack, perched over 100m above the ocean, 500m from land, with the wild, fresh air of the Atlantic whistling past. Far beyond the hills of Donegal, ascending these remote, rugged pillars of rock, formed over thousands of years, has been described by guides as a spiritual experience. After kayaking across the open water to the sea stack, make your way to the top to be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of landscapes and coastal wildlife few have encountered. A qualified guide is essential; a base fitness level and nerves of steel certainly help.

Scale new heights of adventure in this 360° video with Iain Miller from Unique Ascent.

 
 

Horseriding on Streedagh Beach, Sligo

For those seeking a special way to explore the alluring coastline of County Sligo, a horseback ride along Streedagh Beach is guaranteed to be an exhilarating experience. Walk, trot or canter along this flat, wide-open 3km stretch of golden sand, with Benbulben and Yeats Country acting as a dramatic backdrop on one side, the ocean on the other. As well as its natural beauty, the area is rich in history. It's here where three Spanish Armada ships ran aground in 1588, sheltering from a storm. 

So, saddle up on a lovely horse and hit the beach in a way you've never done before in this 360° video with Island View Riding. 

For more ways to get those fetlocks blowing, check out 6 remarkable rides on the Wild Atlantic Way.

 
 

Mountain Biking the Burren

The Burren is one of the most unusual landscapes in Ireland, and what better way to journey through its great expanse than on mountain bike. Winding along the Burren Way in one of Ireland's six National Parks, you are surrounded by limestone that is 325 million years old, and up to 800 metres thick. The route is not too steep and extends for 123km, with plenty of appealing places to stop for a bite to eat, a post-cycle pint, or to stay the night. You can hire your own bike or join up with a guided tour.

Cycle into the wild in this 360° video from Burren Way Mountain Bike Tours.

 
 

Tow-in Surfing, Cliffs of Moher

See the Cliffs of Moher from a whole new perspective with tow-in surfing. The cliffs are one of Ireland's most popular attractions and loom 214m over the Atlantic. Pioneered in the mid-90s, tow-in surfing is a way of catching faster-moving breaking waves. It works by towing the surfer into a wave using a jet ski, or sometimes even a helicopter. Irish and international big wave surfers have been drawn here to try and catch Aileen's Wave, a monster wave that can reach 12m. It's named after a local headland, inspired by mythological Celtic gods the Tuatha Dé Danann. 

Surf inside a barrel wave with world-renowned champion and Lahinch local Ollie O' Flaherty in this 360° tow-in surfing video.

There are many other fantastic, accessible surf spots along the Wild Atlantic Way. 



For how we made these virtual videos a reality, check out our behind the scenes video.  

 
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