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Wild Atlantic Way - 6 Day Adventure

Wild Atlantic Way - 6 Day Adventure 


SAMPLE 6 DAY ITINERARY

 


DAY 1

Morning 

Option 1 - Hiking in Connenmara National Park 

Your starting point is the visitor centre at the Connemara National Park.

 

Option 2 – Sea Kayaking in Killary Fjord

 

Sea Kayaking along Ireland’s most spectacular fjord, an exciting and adventurous journey of discovery of nature.  Get to meet seals and dolphins along the way.  

 

Afternoon
Connemara Cycle Tour
The journey of discovery begins at Delphi Valley and then on to the spectacular Ashleigh Falls. Your guide will then take you into Leenane Village where you will witness Ireland’s spectacular fjord and landscape around Killary Harbour. 

 

Day 2

Morning

Option 1 - Sail on a catamaran 
 
Learn how to sail on a catamaran or try your hand at kayaking and windsurfing with UISCE - a unique activity centre that teaches watersports through the Irish language.

 

Option 2

Discover Ballycroy National ParkBallycroy National Park comprises 11,000 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog and mountainous terrain, covering a vast uninhabited and unspoilt wilderness. 

 

Afternoon

Discover Ireland’s emigration story Living beside the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland wasn’t easy in the past. You’ll see exactly why when you spend time at the Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre at An Eachléim, in County Mayo’s Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area. At the Assisted Emigration Exhibition, you’ll learn some of the heartbreaking stories of the 19th century families that were forced either by famine or poverty to leave Irish shores and journey across the Atlantic for a new life. You’ll discover a trove of information about communities on the isolated Mullet Peninsula, and you’ll be taken back to the hard times when thousands of local people left by boat for Canada and the US… never to return.

 

Day 3

 

Morning

 

Option 1

Ride the Tide

Kayaking on the River Moy, Paddle & Pedal Discover the beauty of Ballina from the water. This is our most popular tour. Starting at the Quay in Ballina you will journey up river along Belleek Forest and through Nimmo's Canal where you will see amazing flora and fauna such as Kingfishers, Seals and Salmon jumping right beside you. We will continue on all the way to the famous Ridge Pool passing under the two bridges that span the river in the heart of Ballina. On the return leg we will get up close to the Crete Boom or "the stone boat" before returning to the Quay slip way. This tour is tide and weather dependent so the tour takes place at different times each day.

 

Option 2

Walk on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way Carrowteige is one of the most secluded and isolated corners of the West of Ireland, so a visit to this area really is a true escape. On a walking tour with Trek West, you’ll get to hike along spectacular cliffs on the very western edge of Europe, taking in superb coastal views of the Wild Atlantic Way as you go. You’ll see and hear waves crashing against the ancient rocky cliffs, look out over the edge of a deep natural inlet, and marvel at the wide expanse of ancient bog land and mountain scenery. Along the way, your guide will point out native birds, seals and maybe even whales, all in their natural habitat. You’ll also hear stories and legends from the area, of St Patrick and the Children of Lir – not to mention hear spoken Irish in one of the few remaining Gaeltacht areas in the west.

 

Afternoon

Monasteries of the Moy Greenway Phase 1 of the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway is a 4km cycle/walkway which runs through the magnificent Belleek Woods, and finishes at Knockitanole. The much anticipated route takes its name from proliferation of Catholic ruins which pepper the route to Killala.

The Greenway, the second route of its kind in County Mayo is a greenway for everyone, and is designed to accommodate walkers, cyclists, joggers, and dog owners alike, with mutual respect required for all.When complete, the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway will be a 12.5 km cycling and walking route winding along the Moy western bank from Ballina to Killala and reaching some ancient abbeys and historical sites including Moyne Abbey and Rosserk Abbey.

 

Immerse yourself in 400 years of Irish History -The Jackie Clarke Collection

The collection is made up of many rare and important books on the history of Ireland, together with manuscripts, photographs, legal papers, pamphlets, hand-bills, newspapers and more, plus articles and proclamations (including 1916 and the rarer 1917 proclamation).

 

Day 4

 

Sligo Seashore Secrets Discovery Tour

Make a walk along the seashore even more interesting with an expert guide. Marc from Seashore Veg leads these fun and informative seaweed identification walks in West Sligo. He’ll not only show you how to identify the various seaweeds but you will also learn how to use them. At the end of the walk you’llenjoy a practical demonstration on how to cook and use the sea vegetables. This unusual food experience also includes a delicious lunch of Aughris Seafood Chowder with dillisk bread and carrageen whiskey cream at The Fairgreen, Creative and Culinary Centre in Skreen.

Relax in a Kilcullen Seaweed Bath

Imagine relaxing in an enormous bath filled with luxurious oils, floating in warm amber-tinted seawater an unforgettable experience that is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated. 

Afternoon

Conquer Knocknarea Mountain

Evening

Eat and drink the poetry of WB Yeats - Yeats Experience

It’s no secret that Irish poet William Butler Yeats was inspired by the landscape of County Sligo. This is where he spent his childhood holidays, and set such famous poems as The Lake Isle of Innisfree. 

Day 5

Morning

Visit Sligo’s Signature Discovery Point, Mullaghmore Head

Walk round breath taking Mullaghmore Head with views of Benbulben and Donegal Bay. 

Lunch at Aroma Café, Donegal Craft Village
Afternoon

Travel to Sliabh Liag and walk the Pilgrim’s Path and/or experience Sliabh Liag by boat

Evening

Dinner at The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant
Overnight    Donegal Town 

Day 6

Travel from Donegal Town to Annagry, Co. Donegal

Morning
 Option 1 

Paddle the Day Away, - join a sea kayaking tour

Option 2  

Gallop Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way - Explore the region’s varied terrain on horseback

Afternoon

Sea Stack Climbing on Gola Island
Evening

Dinner at Danny Minnie’s Restaurant and Accommodation
 

    €6,000.00Price