Sun sets on the Old Head of Kinsale lighthouse, Cork, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Brand Vision

We Aim To:

  • Welcome and help.
  • Put safety first.
  • Safeguard the environment.
  • Build a sustainable & rich future.

Our mission is to create safe, entertaining and educational cycling experiences from our base in beautiful ​Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Wild Coast Tour. Guided bike tour, Kinsale
Ruth Herman, owner Wild Atlantic Sports

My Story

Having abandoned office life as an architect in Dublin, I found a happier and more sustainable life by the beach in Garrettstown, just outside Kinsale in County Cork. In 2015, looking for a career that would allow me keep active while being in charge of my future, I started Wild Atlantic Sports. The business is an opportunity to spend active time outside in a great location with amazing people.

MY BACKGROUND: Growing up in Dublin, sports and the outdoors were a great escape from city life. From hiking and sailing as a child, windsurfing became a full-time obsession in my 20s, then whitewater kayaking and mountain biking took over my 30s. ​Instructing and guiding allow me to share my love of the outdoors and sports with others.

Ruth Herman, owner Wild Atlantic Sports, bike tours, rentals and skills in Kinsale.

​Qualifications & Experience

  • Outdoor instructor with 15 years experience.
  • Experience guiding and teaching adults and children of all ages.
  • Garda Vetted.
  • Qualified in First Aid.
  • Cycle Right Trainer, Trail Cycle Leader, Rider Leader, Go Off Road Instructor.
  • Adventure Sport Tutor Training.

Ruths' Favourites

View of Dunworley Cove, West Cork


The Coast & Country Electric Tour – two days of zooming up the West Cork hills on an electric bike with great food options en route. What’s not to love?

Three boys sitting on bikes taking part in a learn to cycle programme


Learn to Cycle programme run in association with Cork Sports Partnership. I teach children with learning difficulties and balance issues to cycle independently and we have so much fun learning!

Electric bike to hire in Kinsale


Our new electric bikes. Everyone needs to try one, they just don’t realise yet! These bikes have so much power that even when you cycle up the steepest hills, it still feels like pedalling on the flat.