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Day 1
18.0km
2 Stops

ROSSNOWLAGH - DONEGAL TOWN

Live like a local today by embracing the Wild Atlantic Way of life in all its exhilarating colours and textures. Paddle out at one of the country’s most popular surf spots, wander the halls of the timeworn Donegal Castle, discover a village where artists work in harmony with the landscape, and get out onto the water for a view of the coast unlike any other. Enjoy the flavours of the region and breathe in the salty sea air.

Day 2
28.0km
1 Stops

DONEGAL - KILLYBEGS

After a good night’s sleep in Donegal Town, you’ll be hitting the road and heading for the harbourside town of Killybegs, the perfect place to spend the day. Killybegs is regarded as Ireland’s maritime headquarters; here you can see the largest hand-knotted loom in the world, learn the craft at a live demo and even weave your own piece. Make time today to stop and absorb all the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of your second day on the Wild Atlantic Way. And be sure to pay a special visit to Mrs. B’s Coffee House for a relaxing cuppa - it’s a local favourite!

Day 3
79.0km
3 Stops

KILLYBEGS - KILCAR - SLIABH LIAG - ARDARA

Day Three of your Northern Headlands adventure is where the magic really happens as you travel to some of the most beautiful sights and jaw-dropping landscapes in Ireland. From island-spotting on the shores of beautiful bays to getting up close and personal with some of Europe’s very highest sea cliffs, there’ll be a lot to take in, so be sure to make time to relax and take it all in - whether with tasty food and drink or by browsing some of the fabulous locally-made wares on offer along the way.

Route Map

Travel north from the serene bayside village of Rossnowlagh, hugging the serrated coastline up through must-see spots like Donegal Town, Killybegs, Sliabh Liag (Slieve League), and Ardara.