I needed an adventure. Badly (having two babies back to back does that to you). And thought that biking the 2500 kilometers of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland would be adventurous enough for someone who doesn’t bike on roads, long distances anyway. And then two of my friends got excited about the idea.
So then it was the three of us, Kate from the UK, Anne-Marit from Norway and me, Satu from Finland, and five weeks on the Wild Atlantic Way this August. We started on August 4th from Derry, and finished on September 5th in Kinsale.
I had no real idea what biking this kind of distance would take. But I did know that the scenery would be amazing, the food great, the weather – well, it would probably be raining, but it would be good, it was Ireland after all!
Sounds easy, huh!?
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The adventure is over! And what an adventure it was…
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We did roughly 100km a day, five days a week for five weeks and stayed put over the weekends. See the full itinerary on the Route page.
- August 4: Ride Wild 2014 begins in Derry!
- August 8th in Donegal and 9-10th in Rossnowlaugh
- August 15-17: Westport
- August 22-24: Tralee
- August 29-31: Kenmare
- September 5: Finish in Kinsale!
- September 7: Heading back to Dublin
There are few people and companies I can’t thank enough as they have made this trip possible. I could be sitting in the office (earning money), but feel very lucky to be doing this instead. Not a bad deal, I think.