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Nothing overlooked but the ocean

2018 (Spring) Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif: Route & Notes
Block 1: Kinsale to Dingle
114km, Kinsale to Skibbereen
Block 1 / Stage 1: Friday 20th April
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Charles Fort, Kinsale
    • via Old Head, Courtmacsherry, Glandore, Union Hall
  • 87km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at 12.15 – 13.00  / The Glandore Inn 028 34494
  • 97km – Time Markers
    • pass by 13.45hrs
  • 4.45 – Arrive & Overnight
    • West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.30 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Charles Fort
152km, Skibbereen to Glengarriff
Block 1 / Stage 2: Saturday 21st April
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen
    • Via Schull, Mizen Head, Durrus, Sheeps Head, Bantry
  • 86km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at The Sheeps Head Bar & Restaurant, Durrus
  • 86km – Time Markers
    • Exist lunch by 13.30 latest
  • 124km – Water & WC Stop
    • Maritime Hotel, Bantry
  • 15.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Eccles Hotel, Glengariff
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 16.15 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Skibbereen
143km, Glengarriff to Sneem
Block 1 / Stage 3: Sunday 22nd April
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff
    • Via Ring of Beara, Kenmare
  • 68km – Time Markers
    • Pass by 12 noon
  • 102km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Helen’s Kilmackilogue
  • 127km – Water & WC Stop
    • Kenmare Bay Hotel (Leisure Centre entrance)
  • 15.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Sneem Hotel
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 16.15 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Skibbereen
171km, Sneem to Dingle
Block 1 / Stage 4: Monday 23rd April
  • 08.00 / 09.00 (Note Earlier Depart Times) – Depart Sneem Village
    • via Waterville, Ballinskelligs, Portmagee, Caherciveen, Castlemaine
  • 40km – Time Markers
    • pass by 10.30
  • 83km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at The Tatch, Cottage, 2km past Caherciveen – 094 72316
  • 129km – Water & WC Stop
    • Knightly’s Bar & Restaurant Castlemaine
  • 15.45 – WAWCS ID Card Required Arrive & Overnight
    • Dingle Skellig Hotel
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 16.15 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Sneem
Block 2: Dingle to Clifden
114km, Dingle > Tralee
Block 2 / Stage 5: Wednesday 25th April
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Dingle Marina
    • via Slea Head, Ballyferriter, Conor Pass
  • 74km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Murphy’s Bar Cloghane 086 343 0267
  • 14.00 – Arrive & Overnight
    • The Brandon Hotel, Tralee
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.30 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Dingle
189km, Tralee > Ennistymon
Block 2 / Stage 6: Thursday 26th April
  • 08.00 / 09.00 (Note earlier depart time) – Depart Brandon Hotel, Tralee
    • Via Ballyheigue, Tarbert, Kilrush, Carrigaholt, Kilkee, Lahinch
    • Tarbert Ferry: Departs Tarbert every hour on the half hour
  • 83km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Crotty’s Bar, Kilrush
  • 105km – Time Markers
    • Pass by 13.30 
  • 151km – Water & WC Stop
    • Kilkee
  • 16.00 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Falls Hotel, Ennistymon
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 16.45 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Tralee
112km, Ennistymon > Galway
Block 2 / Stage 7: Friday 27th April
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Falls Hotel, Ennistymon
    • Via Lahinch, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ballyvaughan, Kinvara
  • 65km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Linnane’s Lobster Bar, New Quay
  • 14.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Connacht Hotel, Galway
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 16.15 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Ennistymon
130km, Galway > Clifden
Block 2 / Stage 8: Saturday 28th April
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Connacht Hotel, Renmore
    • via Salthill, Spidal, Cashel, Roundstone
  • 88km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Coyne’s Bar & Bistro, Kilkieran
  • 102km – Time Markers
    • pass by 13.30hrs
  • 14.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Station House Hotel, Clifden
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.30 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Connacht Hotel, Galway
Block 3: Clifden to Donegal
135km, Clifden > Westport
Block 3 / Stage 9: Monday 30th April
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Station House Hotel
    • via Sky Road, Cleggan, Letterfrack, Connemara Loop, Leenane, Doolough
  • 47km – Time Marker
    • pass by 11.15hrs
  • 81km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Leenane Hotel
  • 14.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Woods Hotel, Westport
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.30 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Station House Hotel, Clifden
146km, Westport > Belmullet
Block 3 / Stage 10: Tuesday 1st May
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Westport Clock
    • Via Newport, Achill Island, Ballycroy, Banger Erris
  • 74km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Ballycroy National Park
  • 86km – Time Markers
    • Exit lunch by 13.30 latest
  • 92km – Time Marker
    • Pass by 13.15hrs
  • 15.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Broadhaven Hotel
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 16.30 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Westport Woods Hotel, Westport
105km, Belmullet > Enniscrone
Block 3 / Stage 11: Wednesday 2nd May
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Broadhaven Hotel
    • Via Blacksod, Return to Belmullet, Barnatra, Ceide Fields, Ballina, Knockroe
  • 94km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Ceide Fields
  • 14.00 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.00 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Broadhaven Hotel, Belmullet
146km, Enniscrone > Donegal
Block 3 / Stage 12: Thursday 3rd May
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Diamond Hotel, Enniscrone
    • via Easky, Strandhill, Sligo, Mullaghmore, Bundoran, The Ross
  • 88km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Eithna’s By The Sea, Mullaghmore – 071 9166 407
  • 15.00 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Central Hotel, Donegal
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.45 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Diamond Hotel, Enniscrone
Block 4: Donegal to Muff
141km, Donegal > Gweedore
Block 4 / Stage 13: Saturday 5th May
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Diamond Donegal Town
    • via Killybegs, Glencolumbkille, Ardara, Lettermacaward
  • 50km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Ti Linn, Teelin 074 973 9077
  • 92km – Water & WC Stop
    • Ardara
  • 14.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • An Chuirt, Gweedore
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.30 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Central Hotel, Donegal
127km, Gweedore > Marbel Hill (Dunfanaghy)
Block 4 / Stage 14: Sunday 6th May
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Gweedore
    • Via Marameelan, Maghery, Burtonport, Annagry, Brinlack, Falcarraigh
  • 64km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Caisteain Oir, Annagry 074 954 8113
  • 16.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Shandon Hotel
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 16.45 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for An Chuirt, Gweedore
95km, Marbel Hill > Letterkenny
Block 4 / Stage 15: Monday 7th May
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Shandon Hotel
    • Via Rosapenna, Atlantic Drive, Fanad Head, Portsalon, Rathmullan, Ramelton
  • 54km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at The Light House Bar, Fanad Head
  • 14.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny
  • Day Stage Cyclists
    • Bikes to Transporter
    • Shower Change
    • Collect Snack Pack
  • 15.30 – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Return Transfer Depart for Shandon Hotel, Marble Hill
154km, Letterkenny > Muff
Block 4 / Stage 16: Tuesday 8th May
  • 08.30 / 09.30 – Depart Mount Errigal Hotel
    • via Buncrana, Mamore Gap, Ballyliffen, Malin Head, Culdaff, Moville
  • 81km – WAWCS ID Card Required
    • Lunch at Malin Village
  • 81km – Time Control
    • Cyclists must exit lunch by 13.30hrs
  • 118km – Tea / Coffee Stop
    • Regroup to finish
  • 16.00 – Arrive  Muff, Co. Donegal
  • 16.30 WAWCS ID Required – Return Transfer for Cyclists & bikes
    • Transfer to Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny
  • 17.30 – Arrive & Overnight
    • Mount Errigal Hotel (Return transfer: Muff to Letterkenny)
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