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Give the gift of Ireland’s greatest cycling experience.

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Give the gift of Ireland’s greatest cycling experience.

Get ready for Ireland's greatest cycling experience!

Starting in Kinsale finishing on the Inishowen Peninsula, experience the stunning climbs and sweeping descents along Europe's longest coastal cycling route.

Ireland’s first fully supported, multi-day sportif.

We look after everything from on-road support vehicles, bike mechanics, road marshals, massage therapists, lunch stops and accommodation and everything in between so that you can concentrate on pumping the legs and taking in the magic of the Wild Atlantic Way.

The full event will run over 20 days and 2,152km but we’ve broken it down into 4 blocks of 4 stages so that you can choose the dates that suit you and use the 2018 Spring Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif as a pre-season fitness training camp for you and your club.

“An incredible ride through stunning scenery, guided by a top team of marshals and support crew who made things easy for us and kept us safe.”

EARLY BIRD OFFER!

Be one of the first 100 Cyclists to sign up for a Block of 4 Stages of either of our 2018 Sportifs, and receive one of our special Limited Edition Polka Dot Sportif Jerseys.

Give the gift of Ireland’s greatest cycling experience.

Purchase a gift card for the cyclist in your life, and gift them a place on Ireland’s only fully supported multi stage Sportif.

A taste of what you can expect when you join us in 2018.

  • Trish McGuane
    I’m one of the 3 amigos who completed all the 17 stages. Such a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Failte Ireland, Ride Wild, all the support staff, nothing was ever too much trouble, two days of rain in 17, not bad for The Wild Atlantic Way. Ride Wild will go on to organise this event twice a year, April/May and September and if this one is anything to go by, they will do it in style. Michael and Keith - true professionals at what you do.
    Trish McGuane
    Naas Cycling Club
  • Maurice Quill
    Can't thank them enough for their care and attention to detail. We were looked after so well on stage 7, Listowel-Lahinch. From start to finish we couldn’t have asked for better. This isn’t your standard event. This has to be the most uniquely organised cycling event on the Irish calendar. Road support and marshaling were outstanding. A sit down dinner, desert with tea/coffee at 1/2 way mark and transfers back to stage beginning makes this event the best sportif Ireland has to offer. To the team at Ride Wild, be proud of yourselves and many thanks to each and every one of you. Sincerely hope that I'll get to do this again in 2018.
    Maurice Quill
  • Gerry Murray
    Great day on the bike in what can only be described as challenging conditions but isn't that what it's all about. Superbly organised to the last detail. Highly recommend this one.
    Gerry Murray
  • Sandra Young
    We did stage 11from Leenane to Achill and although the weather deteriorated throughout the day, we were always well looked after and our safety was always the top priority. Fabulous event and if Carlsberg did sportifs this would be it! We will be back. Good luck for the rest of the events.
    Sandra Young
    UK
  • James Hayes
    Keith, I just wanted to say thanks to you, Michael and everyone at Ride Wild for a wonderful experience on the recent Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif - an incredible ride through stunning scenery, guided by a top team of marshals and support crew who made things easy for us and kept us safe. The evenings were as enjoyable as the rides - lovely hotels, and the odd tipple over dinner in very good company. Really looking forward to returning with my local cycling club in 2018.
    James Hayes
    London UK
  • Elaine Halpin
    I did stage 11 today! This was one of the best organised sportif's I've ever participated in. The organisers at Ride Wild looked after us very well. This is going to be huge event in the future! Best of luck for the next couple of stages.
    Elaine Halpin
    Covey Wheelers
  • Karen McNamara
    I completed yesterday's stage as part of a prize I won from Today FMs The last word. What a great sportive. The backup support was excellent, organisers couldn't have been nicer, and it's definitely the best run sportive I've been at in a while. Will most definitely be back next April..
    Karen McNamara
    Cork County CC
  • Elaine & Brian Petersson
    Fantastic event! We did the stages 10 and 11 and can just say WOW! Great organisation and wonderful routes. Stunning views! All of you were so friendly and kind. We'll be back for all stages next year.
    Elaine & Brian Petersson
    Sweden

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The Route
A stunning 2,152km route along Ireland’s magnificent Wild Atlantic Way
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The Wild Atlantic Way
A 2,500km route that passes through some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world.
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