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Day 1
47.0km
2 Stops

KINSALE - OLD HEAD OF KINSALE - CLONAKILTY

Begin your adventures along the southern coasts in one of the jewels in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way - Kinsale. This colourful riverside town attracts visitors in droves year-round, who come for the great food, historical intrigue and warm hospitality. Enjoy it for yourself as you explore the town before hitting the road toward charming Clonakilty. Along the way, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping scenery and some of the most unmissable things to see and do in the region.

Day 2
73.0km
3 Stops

CLONAKILTY – SKIBBEREEN

Spend Day Two of your tour getting up-close-and-personal with the lives of locals in the region - both past and present. Today you’ll travel from the market town of Clonakilty, where you’ll discover the colours and flavours of this unique spot all the way to Skibbereen, where history and nature blend for a remarkably lively atmosphere. Along the way, you’ll encounter buzzing towns and villages, ancient ritual sites, and all the best things to do, see, and taste in the area as you go.

Day 3
26.0km
3 Stops

SKIBBEREEN – BALTIMORE

To the sea today, for salty shores, fresh breezes and a whole lot of fun. From Skibbereen, you’ll travel to Baltimore - a favourite among fishing and sailing enthusiasts and the place to go to find world-class whale-watching. The bounty of the land and sea here is rich and diverse, and you’ll not only be able to witness the abundant wildlife in action but to partake of the spoils with some of the freshest locally-sourced food and drink you’ll find anywhere.

Day 4
118.0km
3 Stops

BALTIMORE – MIZEN HEAD – BANTRY

The fourth day of this itinerary will see you leave the Haven Coast region and cross into the glorious Southern Peninsulas. With winding roads and a jagged coastline, the scenic drives here may leave you with limited time, so the choice is yours: you can explore Ireland’s most southerly point at Mizen Head or get about and about for a walking day on the spectacular Sheep’s Head peninsula. Whichever you choose, you’ll end the day in buzzing Bantry, where music, food and drink, and a cosy bed await.

Day 5
201.0km
2 Stops

BANTRY – KENMARE – WATERVILLE

It’s the final day of your epic five-day tour, so make the most of it by choosing how you most want to spend your time. You’ll begin in the stunning wilds of the Beara peninsula; there the world is your oyster! You can visit an island by cable car, explore the charming towns and villages dotted along the route, visit iconic historical structures, get your art fix or simply just cruise, letting the panoramas unfolding around every bend become part of the story you’ll tell.

Route Map

Make your way west along the southern coastline from Kinsale to Glandore and Baltimore, before turning north and heading along the Southern Peninsulas toward Bantry, Kenmare, and, finally, Waterville.