L’Étape South

L’Étape West

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Wild Atlantic Étape • South • West

This is a pure Wild Atlantic cycling experience. Our routes are designed by cyclists for cyclists and take in all the back roads of the Wild Atlantic Way. Handpicked coffee and lunch stops with superb accommodation to enjoy some R&R after a day in the saddle.

The ten stages of the Etape are broken down into two regions, the South and the West, each comprising five wonderful stages of cycling. The format for each region comprises six night’s accommodation and five days on the bike, and our experienced team of support staff will take care of all the logistics allowing you enjoy the magic of cycling Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. It couldn’t be simpler!

The word ‘Etape’, often used in the context of cycling, refers to a stage and the Wild Atlantic Etape comprises ten stages of some of Europe’s most spectacular coastal cycling.

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Wild Atlantic Étape Route 1

L’Étape South

The Southwest coast of Ireland offers cyclists a taste of all that is great about Wild Atlantic Way cycling. Classic climbs, sweeping descents and rolling terrain offer the cyclists a myriad of experiences designed to challenge every level of expertise.

Itinerary: Wild Atlantic Etape South

Day 1: Saturday

  • Overnight Kinsale
  • Those guests/groups who require Airport transfer to Kinsale need to pre book their transfers, all transfers subject to availability and will be charged at time of booking.

Day 2: Sunday

  • Stage 1: 102km Kinsale to Skibbereen
  • Breakfast at leisure
  • Bike Fit
  • 00 Depart Kinsale
  • 42km Coffee and Cakes in Clonakilty
  • 73km Lunch at the Glandore Inn, Glandore
  • Overnight & Dinner at the Eldon Hotel, Skibbereen

Day 3: Monday

Day 4: Tuesday

Day 5: Wednesday

  • Stage 4: 107km Kenmare to Caherciveen
  • Breakfast at Leisure
  • 61km Lunch in Waterville
  • 82km Coffee and Chocolate at the Skellig Chocolate Factory.
  • Overnight and Dinner Ring of Kerry Hotel, Cahersiveen

Day 6: Thursday

  • Stage 5: 150km Cahersiveen to Dingle
  • Breakfast at Leisure
  • 71km Coffee & Cakes, Sammy’s Inch Strand Itinerary
  • 107km Lunch Quinn’s Bar, Ventry
  • Overnight Dingle

Day 7: Breakfast at Leisure

  • 10am Free Transfer available to Killarney Train Station

What’s Included

  • 6 Night’s Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast, based on Twin Room Occupancy (Includes night before the start of Stage 1)
  • 5 Terrific stages of Wild Atlantic Way Cycling
  • Dinner each evening – excluding evening of arrival
  • Roadside refreshments – Water/Fruit/Energy Bars
  • Tour Bike Mechanic
  • Official Etape Cycling Jersey and Gilet
  • Luggage Transfers between stages
  • Complimentary transfer –
    • Etape South – Day 1 from Cork Train Station to Kinsale
    • Etape South – Day 6 from Dingle to Killarney Train station
    • Etape West – Day 1 from Killarney train station to Dingle
    • Etape West – Day 6 from Westport to Galway

Optional Extras

  • Bike Hire from our Signature Trek Road Bike @ €150:00 per tour
  • Single Room Supplement, subject to availability @ €65:00 per night
  • Return Airport Transfers @ POA

Terms & Conditions

  • Free Return Transfer for cyclists & their bikes for group booking of 10+
  • Free Return Bike transfers from the Uk for orders of 20+
  • All bookings are 100% refundable if Government Guidance advice is not to travel
Terms & Conditions

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Wild Atlantic Étape Route 2

L’Étape West

From Kerry with its classic climbs and descents to the coastal hugging stretches through the Burren all the way to Galway. The first three stages of the region offer an amazing contrast of equally dramatic coastal cycling.

Itinerary: Wild Atlantic Etape West

Day 1: Saturday

  • Overnight Dingle
  • Free Transfer from Killarney Train Station to Dingle, transfer times TBC

Day 2: Sunday

  • Stage 1: 167km Dingle to Kilrush
  • Breakfast at Leisure
  • 70km Coffee & Cakes O’Connor’s Bar, Brandon Point
  • 101km Lunch Kate Browne’s Bar, Ardfert
  • 155km Tarbert Ferry: Dept County Kerry arrive County Clare.
  • Overnight and Dinner at Crotty’s Bar, Kilrush

Day 3: Monday

Day 4: Tuesday

Day 5: Wednesday

  • Stage 4: 129km Galway to Clifden
  • Breakfast at Leisure
  • 70km Lunch Coyne’s Bar & Bistro, Kilkeran
  • 106km Afternoon Coffee at Roundstone
  • Overnight and Dinner Clifden Station House Hotel.

Day 6: Thursday

Day 7: Friday

  • 10am Free Transfer available to Galway
  • Train service also available from Westport to Dublin

What’s Included

  • 6 Night’s Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast, based on Twin Room Occupancy (Includes night before the start of Stage 1)
  • 5 Terrific stages of Wild Atlantic Way Cycling
  • Dinner each evening – excluding evening of arrival
  • Roadside refreshments – Water/Fruit/Energy Bars
  • Tour Bike Mechanic
  • Official Etape Cycling Jersey and Gilet
  • Luggage Transfers between stages
  • Complimentary transfer –
    • Etape South – Day 1 from Cork Train Station to Kinsale
    • Etape South – Day 6 from Dingle to Killarney Train station
    • Etape West – Day 1 from Killarney train station to Dingle
    • Etape West – Day 6 from Westport to Galway

Optional Extras

  • Bike Hire from our Signature Trek Road Bike @ €150:00 per tour
  • Single Room Supplement, subject to availability @ €65:00 per night
  • Return Airport Transfers @ POA

Terms & Conditions

  • Free Return Transfer for cyclists & their bikes for group booking of 10+
  • Free Return Bike transfers from the Uk for orders of 20+
  • All bookings are 100% refundable if Government Guidance advice is not to travel
Terms & Conditions

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To offer a tailored cycling experience in the stunning west of Ireland… to promote the joy of cycling and the benefits of cycling tourism to the local communities along the Wild Atlantic Way  ….to do so in a manner which is respectful of the unique heritage, environment and culture of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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