Total tour distance: 240 miles
Daily tour distance: 40 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
The west of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way, An Gaeltacht; these are words and phrases to stir the imagination. The Wild Atlantic Way - Way South tour travels through landscape and country forged and shaped by the incessant advance of the Atlantic Ocean, it's wild and wonderful, untamed and homely, and you are greated by the warm welcome that only the west knows how to offer.
It begins in Mizen Head, the most southerly point in Ireland and follows the coast along its winding path up the country to Dingle, or An Daingean as it is known in Gaelic. It passes through places, towns and villages immortalised in song and story such as Bantry, Castletown-Bere, Kenmare and Valentia Island; places that are synonymous with Irish culture, language, music and food. The landscape is spectacular, rugged and beautiful in equal measures.
This is a six day-six night tour, finishing in Dingle but with the option of a extra day and night with a journey over the Connor Pass to Tralee - which begins with an 8 km/5 mile climb
It is the first part of our series of tours leading up the Atlantic coast of Ireland, covering what has come to be known as The Wild Atlantic Way