Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started with some guy I never met sending me a random facebook message… ‘I heard you do mad stuff, I bet this would be too much for you.. cycling  2100km along the Wild Atlantic Way in less then 7 days and 7 hours’

In this series of 4 blogs I’m sharing a story about the ups & downs of fun and madness when cycling the Wild Atlantic Way with your best buddy.

My buddy Linda and I with our bikes

Cycling Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

A map of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Audax WAWA

What does it take to cycle 2100km in 7 days with over 24000 metres of climbing, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way? It takes character! Why would someone choose to endure this physical and mental gruelling challenge? Is it to escape, to live in the moment, to test your limits and beyond, to explore the unknown and […]

Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way: Part 2

Day 1: Kinsale- Kenmare 326km and a lot of big hills. 4.14am on Friday, the epic journey begins.. A couple of buckets of museli and 2 coffees, on the bike and a nice roll down to the centre of Kinsale. We were all anxiously hanging around till the ‘GO’ at 6am. It was like a […]

Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way: Part 3

A group of cyclist doing the Wild Atlantic Way AudaxWe cruised up alongside the Cliffs of Moher, with a heavy fog rolling around us, it was all very mystic. Looking at all the carparks, I wondered if I could get all these ‘tick the box’ tourists up to the wilds of Mayo to discover the unspoilt and spectacular landscape and get them off the […]

Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way: Part 4

4 women who cycled the Wild Atlantic Way

4am and it’s time to take on day 6! Even though the body wasn’t fresh, I was excited to get up and eat again. Growing up in a Bed & Breakfast and having a mother that is passionate about baking and experimenting with new recipies, I was fortunate to always be surrounded with the finest […]

Wild Atlantic Way – cycling tours

Rachel’s Irish Adventures offers fully guided and self-guided cycling tours to experience, discover and taste the best the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer. Get in touch to start building your own Wild Atlantic Way cycling adventure.

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The TransAtlanticWay

2113.3km | 25,225m climbing | self-supported

The TransAtlanticWay has been on my bucket list for years. In 2016 I cycled the Wild Atlantic Way Audax with my buddy Linda. The event route followed the Wild Atlantic Way from south to north, start in Kinsale with the goal to make it to Derry in less than 7 days and 7 hours. We had an amazing time and ever since, I have wanted to cycle the Wild Atlantic Way in the opposite direction.

Rachel at different stages of the Transatlanticway

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