There is no better way to visit and explore the North of Ireland than with Wild N Happy’s Wild North tour. During our 8 Day adventure we explore many amazing and magical places. Jump on board and learn about Ireland’s unique history, culture and geology.
Our small group sizes guarantee that you get the most out of your trip and you get to know many new people. Did you know that most of our tours- including the Wild North tour depart from Dublin? Access is particularly easy from this international hub 🙂
DAY 1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY
From Dublin, we set our compass towards the west, by making our way through the lush Midlands looking for the coast of the wild Atlantic and the bohemian city of Galway. Take the time to wander through the bustling streets and taste its culinary highlights and traditional music scene
DAY 2: INIS MOR ISLAND CYCLING TOUR
We jump from the mainland to one of the most famous islands, Inis Mór, which “Big Island” means. It is the largest of the three islands, which together form the Aran Islands.
Once arrived at their calcareous Coastline, we will go on a bike ride to explore the wonderful landscape, which is home to 50 different monuments Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological traditions. The most famous is Dún Aonghasa, a stunning fortress on a cliff several hundred meters above the sea level and Dún Dúchathair (the black fortress), in a somewhat secluded setting on the cliffs at Cill Einne (Killeany). Some visitors enjoy this seclusion in contrast to the busier Dún Aonghasa. . The fortress consists of a terraced wall which surrounded the remains of some early prehistoric dwellings, better known as Clochans (stone)
DAY 3: CLIFDEN KAYAKING ADVENTURE ON THE
Today’s adventure takes us on a kayak adventure on the wild Atlantic coast of Clifden. We will explore its stately coasts and huge caves. After a bite to eat in Clifden, we begin our journey north past Kylemore Abbey, Ireland’s only fjord at Killary Harbour and along secluded, picturesque lakes, which show us the way to colorful place Westport. This evening, we will come to taste their culinary delights and music.
DAY 4: SUMMIT Croagh Patrick, IRELAND’S HOLIEST MOUNTAIN
On day 4, we strip ourselves of our walking shoes, not our dancing shoes on, to break on a guided walking tour to Ireland holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick. The mountain is not only known for its spectacular viewpoints on Clew Bay, but also known for barefoot walks of pilgrims to the top of the mountain. However, this is not mandatory – so do not worry! This afternoon you have the possibility of the colorful city Westport to explore and relax.
DAY 5: SURFING ON THE WAVES OF THE WILD ATLANTIC
Arriving in Westport, we will make their way along the wild and rugged coast Mayos before arriving in Sligo, which is known for its abundance of shells.
Here you have to put the possibility of your toes into the wild Atlantic Ocean or surf the famous waves in the world. Whether you are standing or not on the board, after this experience, you’ll find yourself definitely feel refreshed before you enjoy one of the best culinary delicacies and famous sights Sligo.
DAY 6: SLIGO BY DUNFANAGHY
Dunfanaghy is our destination, on our way north into the wilderness of Donegal. First stop: the magnificent Slieve League. Although these rocks are less well known than the Cliffs of Moher, Slieve League cliffs rich three times higher, 601 meters (1,972 ft).
We go on a relaxed coastal walk which leads us to almost magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, before we continue our way from the dramatic Donegal coast to Dunfanaghy in the northern tip.
DAY 7: DUNFANAGHY BY DERRY CITY ABOUT MALIN HEAD
Today’s adventure takes you to the most northerly point of Ireland. Malin Head is known for its rocky coastline, some of the widest sand dunes in Europe and of course for its incredible beauty.
Our first stop of the day is the Glenveagh National Park and Castle. Surrounded by County Donegal mountains, is home to the park with about 16,500 hectares of land, scenic lakes, wild glens and forests, a large herd of red deer, as well as Glenveagh Castle from the 19th century. We will make a relaxed walking tour before we embark, the last headland of Greenland, where we will have a picnic (even in the rain) and also overlook Inishtrahull Iceland and its near two hundred years old lighthouse to the northwest. And if we’re lucky we can take a look at the Scottish mountains.
This afternoon we make our way to Derry to discover its wealth of cultural and historical sites and to enjoy its colorful cafes and bars.
DAY 8: THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY AND BELFAST
Our last adventure is a true giant in many respects, on our way along the dramatic coastline around the Giants Causeway, a UNESCO. Its backdrop is famous for the unique rock formation with about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. One result of ancient volcanic eruptions about 60 million years ago. In Ireland, there is of course a different version of how the Causeway is truly emerged. This version includes two giant, a fight and a bridge with a. We will not reveal the end, because the story is best at the end of the bridge.
Then it goes to Belfast, where can you enjoy something to eat and a walk in the famous streets, before heading back to Dublin. Here we have reached the end of our trip, where we a loving farewell say holding full of happy memories forever. Do not forget, Ireland is now your second home away from home!