After cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland for five full weeks I feel kind of done. Not done in a way that I’d never get back on my bike again as the next biking adventure, this time with the little ones is taking place tomorrow, but done when it comes to taking in amazing scenery, devouring good food, meeting friendly people and adventuring outdoors day after day. I’ve probably also reached the limit when it comes to using superlatives in any given online media. The dull, dreadful autumn season when all the colours are gone but snow is not yet here better come soon so that I have nothing to praise (or as some would say, brag) about!
However, when I go back to the Connemara National Park and Aran Island in County Galway, and Loophead Peninsula in County Clare with the latest video from our Ride Wild 2014 adventure, the scenery still keeps amazing me. To put it in words, there is no better way than to quote Cillian Murphy from Loophead Peninsula Tourism and Bog Road Bike Tours who is also featured on the video:
Today was bit overcast and foggy, but you know what, I think that’s actually pretty much what the whole west of Ireland is like. You don’t get to see everything, all the time. Sometimes the best bits come out in a flash of sunlight and you come around a corner and you just go “oh my god, that was so cool”.
Well, I muttered many OMGs, quite continuously, and some louder than others in the last five weeks.
So here we go, from Westport through Galway and Clare, the ride continues towards Kerry and ends in a hot bath of deliciously slimy seaweed. Huge thanks goes to Firethought, once again, for putting this video together for us!
Ride Wild 2014 is supported by Ireland Tourism, North West Adventure Tours, Skimbaco Lifestyle and Birk Sport, see all the partners here. And thank you triathlonist Andree Walkin also for modelling for this post & video!