The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland. The 2 600 km (1 600 mi) long route stretches along the dramatic coast of western Ireland. It passes nine counties, three provinces, numerous great towns and most importantly a wonderful landscape. Various tourist attractions have been established as well, making it one of the most popular routes in the whole United Kingdom.
The road begins in the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal and ends in Kinsale, County Cork. Travelers have an opportunity to admire spectacular views and historic monuments throughout their trip. In addition they can always make a stop and go for a walk on a beach or along a precipitous coastline. One can even rent a bike and go cycling, thus exploring the scenery from even closer.
Why to go there?
This is definitely one of the most scenic rides in the UK and Europe as well. One doesn’t need to complete the whole route to get the impression – every small section of the road provides wonderful experience, great views and outdoor activities.
When to go there?
Each season has a distinct beauty about it in Ireland, so there is no bad time to hit the road there.
How to get there?
The best way to travel is of course by car. You can basically reach the Wild Atlantic from anywhere in the western part of the country.