The Wild Atlantic Way

Small group 8-day guided walking tour

The Wild Atlantic Way

One of Europe’s most beautiful coastal routes, the Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs, hidden beaches, off-shore islands, colourful villages, and stunning coastal bays. Starting in Castlebar and ending in Clifden, this 8-day guided walking tour will see you explore the coast of County Mayo, as well as the islands of Achill, Clare and Inishbofin. You’ll be accompanied along the way by an experienced walking guide and up to 11 travelling companions.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Castlebar – Achill Island

    Arrive into Knock airport and meet our driver for your transfer to the vibrant market town of Castlebar.

  2. Day 2: Slievemore Deserted Village hike

    This morning, begin your exploration of Achill Island.

  3. Day 3: Keem Strand

    Continue your exploration of Achill island with a hike to Keem Strand, considered by many the most beautiful beach in Ireland.

  4. Day 4: Clare Island hike

    Today starts with a boat trip across Clew Bay to the mountainous and sparsely populated Clare Island, the largest island in the bay.

  5. Day 5: Croagh Patrick hike

    Today will see you climb part way up Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holiest mountain and the place of many pilgrimages.

  6. Day 6: East Inishbofin Island hike

    Your penultimate walk follows a circular route around the eastern coast of Inishbofin island. Along the way, you’ll enjoy views of the stunning coastal scenery; of long sandy beaches backed by dramatic cliffs, and of the Atlantic waters. This is a gentler walk than yesterday’s climb, with only brief hill sections.

  7. Day 7: West Inishbofin Island hike

    Enjoy another hike on this special island, focusing today on its western region.

  8. Day 8: Departure

    Breakfast and transfer to Knock Airport for your flight out.

Price guide

This is a scheduled group tour accommodating up to 12 walkers and departing at fixed dates throughout the year - please see upcoming departures below. This itinerary can also be booked on a private basis - please enquire for details.

8 days from £1745pp


    8 days from £1745pp

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