Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Tour
Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Tour
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Inishowen. Included in each tour is hire of one of our modern 24 speed hybrid bikes, lunch and the services of one of our highly experienced and knowledgeable guides.
Provider: Blaise Harvey.
Location (see map below): 8 Chapel Street, Carndonagh, Donegal
Duration: 7.5hrs (10am – 5.30pm)
Availability: Wednesdays and Sundays only.
Requirements: Reasonable level of fitness. Included: Tour by local guide, Bikes, helmets and high viz jackets, Children under 10 can choose from a selection of child bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and baby seat.
Restrictions: Wednesdays and Sundays only.
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As Featured in The Irish Times’ 100 things to do in Ireland this Summer and National Geographic
The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km touring route following the west coast of Ireland from Inishowen all the way to County Cork. We have put together a full day cycling tour along the Wild Atlantic Way as it passes through Inishowen taking in some of the finest scenery anywhere in Ireland. Our experienced and friendly guides bring the area to life with stories and local history as you make your way to Ireland’s most northerly point.
Included in each tour is hire of one of our modern 24 speed hybrid bikes including helmet and comfort accessories, lunch and the services of one of our guides. The price is €60 per person or €45 per person for groups of four or more, children under 16 go for half price. This tour will be available every Wednesday and Sunday during our summer season.
Please note that for one person we will have to charge a small supplement for transfers. We will always try to keep this to a minimum and hope that you will understand.
Carndonagh – Malin Head – Culdaff (60km)
Make your way to the Cycle Inishowen office in Carndonagh for 10 o’clock for bike fitting and a coffee. Free parking is available in the town, if you don’t have your own transport we can arrange to pick you up within the Inishowen Peninsula. Leaving Carndonagh at 10am we take the short cycle to Malin along quiet back roads away from the traffic. The cycling is extremely flat in this section and so a great opportunity to warm up. From Malin we take the beautiful and quiet coastal road, on the Wild Atlantic Way proper, following Trawbreaga bay to Five Fingers Strand. Here we meet the first ascent on the way up to Malin Head. The cycling can get a bit tough but there is no rush and the guide can give advice about gearing and technique for hill climbing. You are rewarded with exceptional views back on Inishowen and out to the Atlantic Ocean. We then head for the Seaview Tavern for lunch, they specialise in local seafood and the chowder is their signature dish. If you’re not keen on seafood they have a wide choice of meat and vegetarian dishes. After lunch we head up to Banba’s Crown; Ireland’s most northerly point where there is a great chance of seeing basking sharks on their migration. From here you get to fly back down the hills that you climbed before returning to Malin. We head to Culdaff along a road where we regularly see red deer. On the way to Culdaff we stop off at a couple of historical sites including a pagan stone circle to delve into Inishowen’s ancient past. The final stretch of road has the most incredible views of Culdaff bay which we then descend into to visit the Blue Flag beach. We will then either transfer you back to your own car in Carndonagh or to your accommodation. Approximate finish time is 5.30pm