Ireland Adventure – The Wild Atlantic Way

Joy and I are starting a new adventure today, and trying a few new things.

We are in Ireland (Kinsale, at the moment). Our adventure started in Cork, Ireland. We flew there from Bilbao, Spain, our bikes shipped in “normal” bike boxes rather than in their custom boxes (which are still in Malaga).

IMG_7962Today was mostly about figuring out how to ride on the left side of the road without getting killed at intersections and making small tweaks to our bikes which were the worse for the wear getting shipped in cardboard boxes

We rode a short 16 miles today to Kinsale, the official start of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW). Over the next 30 days we’ll be riding the WAW every day until we reach Westport, Ireland. The full WAW is a 2,500KM route that follows the West Coast of Ireland all the way to Derry in Northern Ireland. We’re riding about half of it.

 

Here’s what’s different about this trip:

  • Rather than write a long trip report at the end, we’ll try writing a very brief post each night. Highly dependent on Internet connectivity.
  • We are using a cycling agency who’s given us detailed routes and arranged our B&B stays for each night. Quite the opposite of the way we winged our Spain cycling trip.

But What about Spain?

Yeah, Yeah. We know we still owe our readers a trip report from our 5 weeks of cycling in Spain. We’re working on it!

Keeping Track of Where We Are

You can see our progress at: Joy and Tony’s Ireland Wild Atlantic Way 2017


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