September Sportif

2018 Route

8th - 26th September

September Sportif

2018 Route

8th - 26th September

September Sportif

Saturday 8th September

Kinsale to Skibbereen

Distance: 112km

via Old Head, Courtmacsherry, Rosscarbery, Glandore, Union Hall.

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 84km Lunch Glandore @ Glandore Inn
  • 93km / 13.30hrs Time Marker
  • Stage End: West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen

Sunday 9th September

Skibbereen to Bantry

Distance: 125km

Via Schull, Mizen Head, Durrus, Sheep’s Head

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 86km Lunch Durrus @ Long Man Bar
  • 86km / 13.00 Time Marker
  • Stage End: Maritime Hotel, Bantry

Monday 10th September

Bantry to Sneem 

Distance: 157km

via Glengarriff, Ring of Beara, Kenmare

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 70km Coffee & Refreshment Stop @ O Neill’s Bar Allihies
  • 106 Lunch @ Helens Killmakilloge
  • 131km Water / WC Stop Kenmare Bay Hotel
  • Stage End: Sneem Hotel, Sneem

Tuesday 11th September

Sneem to Dingle 

Distance: 172km

via Waterville, Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, Inch

 

  • Early Group 08.00/ Late Group 09.00
  • 78km Lunch @ Ring of Kerry Hotel
  • 129km Coffee & Refreshment Stop @ Knightlys Castlemaine
  • Stage End: Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle

September Sportif

Thursday 13th September

Dingle to Tralee

Distance: 114km

via Venty, Ballyferriter, Cloghane

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 73km Lunch O Shea’s Bar Brandon Point
  • Stage End: Brandon Hotel, Tralee

Friday 14th September

Tralee to Ennistymon

Distance: 191km

via Ballybunion, Kilrush, Kilbaha, Spanish Point

 

  • Early Group 08.00/ Late Group 09.00
  • 61km Coffee & WC on the Ferry
  • 74km Lunch @ Crottys Bar Kilrush
  • 95km / 13.00 Time Marker @ Carrigaholt
  • 142km Coffee @ Diamond Rock Café Kilkee
  • Stage End: Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Saturday 15th September

Ennistymon to Galway

Distance: 106km

via Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Clarinbridge

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 50km Lunch @ Monks Ballyvaughan
  • Stage End: Connacht Hotel, Galway

Sunday 16th September

Galway to Clifden

Distance: 131km

via Spiddal, Kilkieran, Roundstone, Ballyconneely

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 71km Lunch @ Coyne’s Bar & Bistro, Kilkerran
  • 107km Water & WC Stop Roundstone
  • Stage End: Station House Hotel, Clifden

September Sportif

Tuesday 18th September

Clifden to Westport

Distance: 127km

via Letterfrack, Leenane, Louisburgh

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 75km Lunch @ Leenane Hotel
  • Stage End: Westport Woods Hotel

Wednesday 19th September

Westport to Belmullet

Distance: 142km

via Newport, Achill, Bangor Erris

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 83km Lunch @ Achill Island Hotel
  • 127km Water & WC Stop at Kiltane GAA Club
  • Stage End: Broadhaven Hotel, Belmullet

Thursday 20th September

Belmullet to Enniscrone

Distance: 143km

via Glosh, The Ceide Fields, Killala

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 72km Water Stop
  • 97km Lunch @ Ceide Fields
  • Stage End: Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone

Friday 21st September

Enniscrone to Donegal

Distance: 145km

via Easky, Sligo, Mullaghmore, Ballyshannon

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 62km Coffee Stop @ Strandhill
  • 100km Lunch @ Eithnas by the Sea Mullaghmore
  • Stage End: The Central Hotel, Donegal

September Sportif

Sunday 23rd September

Donegal to Gweedore

Distance: 145km

via Sliabh League, Glencolmcille

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 50km Lunch @ Ti Linn Café
  • 85km Glengesh Water Stop
  • 92km Coffee Stop Ardara
  • Stage End: An Chuirt Hotel, Gweedore

Monday 24th September

Gweedore to Dunfanaghy

Distance: 104km

via Portnoo, Dungloe, Burtonport, Fallcaragh

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 64km Lunch @ Annagry
  • 85km Water Stop
  • Stage End: Shandon Hotel, Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy

Tuesday 25th September

Dunfanaghy to Letterkenny

Distance: 110km

via Fanad Head, Portsalon, Rathmullan

 

  • Early Group 08.30/ Late Group 09.30
  • 54km Lunch @ The Light House Bar
  • 86km Water Stop
  • Stage End: Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny

Wednesday 26th September

Letterkenny to Muff

Distance: 153km

via Buncrana, Malin Head, Moville, Quigley’s Point

  • Early Group 08.00 / Late Group 09.00
  • 81km Lunch @ Malin Head Village
  • 81km Time Marker @ 13.00hrs Depart Malin Village
  • 95km Water Stop @ Malin Head
  • 132km Coffee Stop Moville
  • Stage End: Village Muff, Co. Donegal
  • Return Transfer for cyclists & bikes to Mount Errigal Hotel.
  • 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

What's included on the tour...

Day Stages - €75 per stage

  • The official 2018 'Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif' cycling jersey and shower jacket
  • Lunch at the official Sportif lunch stop
  • All roadside refreshments including water, fruit and energy bars
  • Return transfer for you and your bike, including a goody bag snack pack
  • Kit bag transfer to the stage finish
  • 1 full day stage along the Wild Atlantic Way to include;
  • Roadside assistance vehicle
  • Experience motorbike marshalling
  • Bike Mechanic
  • Massage service available pre and post stages

Please Note: If you sign up for any number of Day Stages, you can still only receive a maximum of 2 sets of kit.

What's included on the tour...

Multi Stages - €695:00 per Block of 4 Stages

  • The official 2018 ‘Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif’ cycling jersey
  • The official 2018 ‘Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif’ shower jacket
  • 5 x overnight accommodation based on twin room occupancy, bed and breakfast
  • 4 x Evening dinners after each stage
  • Lunch each day
  • All roadside refreshments including water, fruit and energy bars
  • Four fully supported stages along the Wild Atlantic Way to include;
  • All luggage transfers
  • Return transfer to your starting Host Town
  • Roadside assistance vehicles and experienced motor bike marshalling
  • Bike mechanic
  • Massage service available pre and post stages

Please Note: We will provide return transfers for you and your bike to your starting Host Town on completion of your Block of 4 Stages.

Additional Services

  1. For all overseas Cycling Clubs of 10 or more Cyclists, we will arrange return airport transfers @ €40:00 per person each way. Must be pre booked when registering.
  2. For all UK Cycling Clubs of 10 or more Cyclists, we will arrange a bike pick up service, with secure return transfer @ €50 per bike each way, 5 days prior to the start of the block of stages booked. Must be pre booked when registering.