Yes, you can. The actual Wild Atlantic Way route is marked a driving route, covering over 2000kms of coastline along the West of Ireland. The route is well marked with the distinctive Wild Atlantic Way blue logo (see picture). At IrelandWays.com we have created both cycling and walking tours taking in the best of the Wild Atlantic Way:
From Kinsale to Derry, we have divided the Wild Atlantic Way in 11 manageable sections ranging in duration from 5 to 8 days. You can also choose to merge different sections or cycle the whole route if you like. Cycling the whole Wild Atlantic Way will take you approximately 55 days. When you are cycling, you will be mainly following the Wild Atlantic Way signs.
While you can’t technically follow the Wild Atlantic Way on foot (as the route follows roads), we have selected the best walking trails taking in the main villages, towns and most spectacular regions along the Wild Atlantic Way, such as the Beara Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Galway and the Aran Islands, Donegal’s Slieve League cliffs and more…
While walking these routes you will be following specific route markings and the walking yellow man (see picture), as opposed to the Wild Atlantic Way markings. These are the walking tours on the Wild Atlantic Way, currently offered by IrelandWays.com:
The Beara Way in the Beara Peninsula.
The Sheep’s Head Way from Bantry, in West Cork.
The Kerry Way taking in the beauty of the Ring of Kerry.
The Dingle Way in the Dingle Peninsula, including the so-called Kerry Camino.
The Burren Way where you’ll reach the famous Cliffs of Moher.
The Aran Islands, always fascinating.
The Western Way from Galway to Westport.
The Bluestack & Sli Cholmcille Way following old pilgrim paths in County Donegal.
For more information about cycling or walking the Wild Atlantic Way route or to book your walking trip in Ireland, contact our travel specialists