Ireland's Newest Bike Tour Has Us Dreaming of the Wild Atlantic Way

Enjoy stunning views and local flair during the Wild Atlantic Way Sportif, Ireland's new biannual cycling event.

A new biannual, 18-day cycling event in Ireland will take riders on a  picturesque journey like no other.

The Wild Atlantic Way Sportif begins Sept. 13, 2017, in Kinsale, Ireland, and will traipse through more than 1,700 miles—with 18 stages—and nine counties along Ireland's Atlantic coastline, ending in Muff, Ireland. It's set to be held twice a year.

Cyclists pedal through six distinct regions that will include experiences like Conor Pass, the highest point on the route, The Burren—a dramatically different landscape with limestone—the historic lighthouse at Old Head and the sweeping views of Derrynane Bay.

Participants of all fitness levels can join this ride, the first of a series of biannual events. Choose to ride one stage, a few stages or all 18. Registration fees include everything: meals, lodging, luggage transfers, bike mechanics, massage therapists and a daily laundry service for cycling kits. 

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