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Day 1
117.0km
3 Stops

BALLINA - DOWNPATRICK HEAD

Start your Surf Coast and Bay Coast Wild Atlantic Way adventure in the delightful riverside town of Ballina, where the pace of life is as inviting as the surrounding coastal landscapes. Set out from here along the edge of the land, visiting charming towns full of history and folklore and seeing some of the prettiest shorelines, clifftops, islands and rolling hills you’ll find anywhere.

Day 2
80.0km
2 Stops

BELMULLET - MULRANNY

On Day Two of your journey, take time to enjoy the scenery in this remarkable corner of Ireland as you weave your way along the northern cape of the Mullet Peninsula. You’ll see some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, visit a unique island community, take in ancient sites and geological wonders. Be sure to take lots of photos, because the views here will be hard to beat.

Day 3
74.0km
2 Stops

MULRANNY – ACHILL ISLAND – WESTPORT

Enjoy a heaping dose of fresh air today as you stretch the legs on Ireland’s longest off-road cycling and walking trail, the Great Western Greenway. Unique in the country for its length, its history and its wonderful scenic character, it’s also beloved for its destination point at Achill Island, where the past and present merge to offer a slice of Irish life that simply can’t be beat.

Day 4
126.0km
2 Stops

WESTPORT – CLIFDEN

The longest drive on your itinerary at 126km, today’s stretch between the fascinating streets of Westport and Connemara’s beating heart at Clifden will provide plenty of opportunity for discovery. Soak up the wild atmosphere and take in the rural landscapes as you cruise south, passing castles, holy mountains and even a glacial fjord as you go. End the day in unforgettable Clifden, dining on fresh local cuisine and getting to know the colourful locals in this beautiful part of Ireland.

Day 5
81.0km
3 Stops

CLIFDEN – ROSMUC – GALWAY CITY

Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life in the places where incredible history meets wild nature on this final day of your journey. Be thrilled by otherworldly landscapes. Get up-close-and-personal with the technological advancements that helped change the face of human endeavour forever. Visit the home of one of Ireland’s most well-known revolutionary personalities. And end it all in one of Ireland’s most charismatic cities - truly a trip to remember.

Route Map

Roam the western reaches from Mayo’s charismatic towns and villages all the way into eclectic and alluring Galway City, finding culture, history, creativity and that particular Wild Atlantic Way of life along the way.

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