Wild Atlantic Way 7 Day Driving Route
‘Majestic’, ‘inspirational’, ‘dramatic’… no adjective is worthy enough to describe Ireland’s untamed west coast. With innumerable hidden gems and natural treasures, the Wild Atlantic Way is the perfect destination for an adventure you will never want to end. Unspoilt coastline, enchanted castles, everlasting folklore, unforgettable sunsets… There is no better way to discover them all than in your home on wheels. A campervan is your transport and accommodation in one, allowing you to explore this 2500 km route at your own pace, so you can make the most of your adventure.
Forget about booking a list of B&B’s, over priced rental cars, carrying heavy luggage from one place to another, juggling schedules and wasting time waiting on tour buses. Live the Bunk Campers experience and enjoy a unique, low-cost, independent tour of Ireland in a campervan!
Collect your camper from Bunk Campers Dublin depot, just minutes away from Dublin Airport. The ‘Roadie’ is made for young travellers in search of practical, budget accommodation. Those looking for a romantic trip along the Wild Atlantic Way will find in the ‘Aero’ their stylish love nest. The ‘Nomad’ and ‘Ranger’ are iconic VW campervans for the most nostalgic globetrotters. The luxury ‘VistaPlus’ or ‘Grande’ offer space and comfort for families and groups.
With your home on your back, jump into Ireland’s west coast and discover the awe-inspiring scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way. From North to South and coast to castle, here are our seven must-see destinations:
1. Connemara: 2000 hectares of hills, moors and wonderful forests
Pick up your camper from Bunk Campers Dublin depot, just minutes from the airport, and head west to Connemara National Park. Spend an adventurous day surrounded by mountains, lakes, grasslands, bogs and unique wildlife. The park offers activities to suit all visitors, ranging from hiking through Diamond Hill to riding a native Connemara pony.
2. Galway: Welcome to the most authentic Ireland
Point your camper south towards Galway and discover Ireland’s authenticity. Taste a Guinness in one of its local pubs while listening to live Irish folk music. A delight to the senses. After an amazing night out, come back to your campervan and let the fun continue: play games in your camper, cook up a midnight snack or watch a late night movie on board with a portable DVD player. For the brave ones, what about playing that Irish bodhran you may have bought at the souvenir store?
3. Cliffs of Moher: The wildest coastline in the Emerald Isle
At the Cliffs of Moher, park up your campervan and walk around the magnificent coastal path. Become a privileged witness to a breath-taking fight between the sea and the rocks. At night, cook on board your camper and dine with the roar of waves as background soundtrack. There’s nothing left to say.
4. Clare and Limerick: A warm atmosphere in enchanted villages
Whilst in counties Clare and Limerick, explore some of Ireland’s traditional Irish villages: drive by Liscannor, Ennistymon or Adare, well-known for their thatched cottages. Enjoy fresh seafood, a pint with the locals and the warm Irish atmosphere.
5. Dingle: A paradise for outdoor-lovers
Continuing south along the Wild Atlantic Way, reach the westernmost point of Europe along the Dingle Peninsula. With several caravan and campsites to leave your camper, this region is a paradise for hiking, cycling or fishing lovers. The whales and local dolphin, Fungie, will delight both children and adults.
6. The Ring of Kerry: Mind-blowing views that you will never forget
The Ring of Kerry is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Trace this circuit anti-clockwise and discover castles, waterfalls, forts or fine beaches on your way. Don’t forget to drive up Geokaun Mountain, make a warm tea in your camper, wrap yourself in a blanket and break away from the world by gazing the magnificent views from one of the Ring of Kerry’s highest points.
7. Cork's castles: a journey back in time
Finally, on your way back to Bunk Campers’ Dublin’s depot, step back in time through Cork’s medieval castles. Headed by Blarney Castle (home of the famous “Stone of Eloquence”), other names such as Carrigadrohid, Mallow or Castlemartyr are also worth exploring.
Driving along the Wild Atlantic Way you will encounter moments of magic, myths and passion. Plan your own adventure and let your campervan lead the way to the furthermost towns and stunning landscapes.
Why Bunk Campers?
Take a tour along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way from only £45/€50 per night with Bunk Campers. Great value versus car hire and B&B!
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