Spring Sportif

2018 Route

20th April – 8th May

Spring Sportif

2018 Route

20th April – 8th May

Spring Sportif

April 20st

Kinsale to Skibbereen

Distance: 112km

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

April 21st

Skibbereen to Glengarriff

Distance: 125km

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

April 22nd

Glengarriff to Sneem 

Distance: 156km

via Glengarriff, Ring of Beara, Kenmare

April 23rd

Sneem to Dingle 

Distance: 171km

via Waterville, Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, Inch

Spring Sportif

April 25th

Dingle to Tralee

Distance: 105km

via Venty, Ballyferriter, Cloghane

April 26th

Tralee to Lahinch

Distance: 191km

via Ballyheigue, Kilrush, Kilbaha, Spanish Point

April 27th

Lahinch to Galway

Distance: 111km

via Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Clarinbridge

April 28th

Galway to Clifden

Distance: 130km

via Spiddal, Kilkieran, Roundstone, Ballyconneely

Spring Sportif

April 30th

Clifden to Westport

Distance: 127km

via Letterfrack, Leenane, Louisburgh

May 1st

Westport to Belmullet

Distance: 142km

via Newport, Achill, Bangor Erris

May 2nd

Belmullet to Enniscrone

Distance: 132km

via Glosh, Ceide Fields, Killala

May 3rd

Enniscrone to Donegal

Distance:  146km

via Easky, Sligo, Mullaghmore, Ballyshannon

Spring Sportif

May 5th

Donegal to Dungloe/Gweedore

Distance: 124km/139km

via Sliabh League, Glencolmcille

May 6th

Dungloe/Gweedore to Dunfanaghy

Distance: 110km/125km

via Burtonport, Meenlaragh, Fallcaragh

May 7th

Dunfanaghy to Letterkenny

Distance: 95km

via Fanad Head, Portsalon, Rathmullan

May 8th

Letterkenny to Muff

Distance: 154km

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

  • 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
  • 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

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.