Wild Atlantic Way, GPS Guided Electric Bike Tour

Coast & Country Bike Tour


“Ebikes are ideal for long rides in the hilly South of Ireland! Try it with Wild Atlantic Sports.The service, delivery and help is perfect, Ruth always available and answering.”

– Patricia D, Sept ’19


 The Coast & Country Tour is a two day, GPS guided electric bike tour takes you from Kinsale to Clonakility.

As you cycle along the spectacular coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, enjoy stops for fresh, local food. Kinsale has a well deserved reputation for amazing seafood restaurants. Clonakility, meanwhile. is known for its local artisan food produce, especially cheese. Cycling between these towns, there are some great places to eat. You can choose from one of the restaurants, cafés or local food trucks en route.

DAY 1:

We’ll show you how the bikes and GPS work and wave you off on your electric bikes! You’ll spend the day exploring the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way. We recommend breakfast at the Cosy Café in Kinsale before you leave. After cycling the coast through beautiful Sandycove, it’s time for morning coffee, soaking up the view from the Signal Tower at the Old Head of Kinsale. You’ll pedal past sandy beaches, enjoying the rolling, green Irish countryside. In Timoleague, you could have lunch at Monk’s Lane before the final push to Clonakilty town. Then bikes, down, it’s time to relax!

DAY 2:

After a hearty breakfast in your B&B, it’s time to hop back on the bikes for some more amazing coastal scenery. You’ll be off the beaten track today exploring the Seven Heads Peninsula.  Make sure you don’t miss Dunworley Beach and keep an eye out for the statue to locally born explorer, Patrick Keohane, who in 1910 took part in Captain Robert Scott’s expedition to the South Pole. Lunchtime! Sit out in the beautiful, sheltered courtyard at the Golden Pheasant Café. Toasted sandwiches or salmon and brown bread, soup – yum! Once, you complete your cycle and arrive back in Kinsale, it’s time to relax in one of the local pubs. Time for a pint or a drink to celebrate – the perfect end to a great weekend of cycling (and eating)!


Is this tour for you?

This is a great bike tour for couples or small groups who are looking for adventure. It’s great for someone who wants to try cycle touring  for the first time. Also this cycle tour is perfect for anyone who likes cycling and loves good food! This route is hilly so electric bikes are provided with a number of power levels to make the trip easier and more enjoyable. Don’t worry, the bike screen will tell you how much battery you have left and the battery can last 100km without a charge. You’re unlikely to run out of power.

To find out more or book this tour online,  check out the Coast & Country Tour page.

Kinsale Coast Bike Tour

The Kinsale Coast Tour

A Must for First Time Visitors to Kinsale!


The Kinsale Coast Bike tour is a half day guided electric bike tour that explores Kinsale Harbour.  It’s a great way to get your bearings when you arrival in Kinsale. We’ll give you an introduction to the history of the town, places to visit and recommend restaurants and cafés. Kinsale is hilly, but don’t worry you’ll be cycling an electric bike so you’ll zoom effortlessly uphill!  To get the most from this tour, you’ll need to be comfortable cycling in traffic and also be prepared for some steep descents.

Customer Review:

“Great way to see Kinsale & the surrounding area, took about 2.5 hours. The electric bikes are brilliant, make the uphills like downhills! Ruth is very friendly & accommodating. Highly recommend the tour”. – Paul M, Aug 2020


Explore Forts, Beaches and a Sheltered Cove

We’ll meet you in the centre of Kinsale and get you set up with bikes and helmets. It’s a short cycle from town to Charles Fort.  Charles Fort, an impressive star shaped fort, was built in 1682 to defend the town and harbour from intruders. From here, there are great views back into the town, across the water to James Fort and Dock Beach and out to the harbour entrance. 

We return back to Kinsale town, and walk or cycle slowly through the colourful, pedestrian shopping area at the heart of the town. You’ll definitely want to explore these narrow streets again after the tour! We’ll point out the best restaurants in the ‘gourmet capital of Ireland’ so you can plan your evening meal. Choose between fresh seafood, asian or vegan options.

Leaving town, we’ll cycle the coast to Dock Beach, a small sandy beach popular with locals and visitors alike. From there, it’s a 15 minute cycle to Sandycove – a beautiful sheltered cove protected by a small island.  Sandycove is really popular with sea swimmers who do  laps of the island in summer and winter (each lap is 1.3 miles!). Keep an eye out for the wild goats that live on the island! Then, it’s a quick pedal back to Kinsale and a chance to rest your legs with a tea, coffee or soft drink of your choice, relaxing as you overlook the marina.


Who is the bike tour suitable for?

Pick an electric bike when you book, if you have a moderate level of fitness or want to relax and enjoy this tour. Be prepared to cycle in traffic around the town and also for some steep descents at times. 

If you’re feeling VERY fit and really want a good workout, pick a standard bike when you book. There are some short but very steep uphills, so be prepared! Again, you’ll need to be comfortable cycling in traffic and ready for steep descents.

To enjoy the tour at it’s best, we recommend selecting an electric bike!

Great, I’m ready to book!

Find out more and book online here – Kinsale Coast Tour

Tour price: €50 electric bike, €40 standard bike.

Prices include use of bike, helmet, high vis, tea/coffee or soft drink en route. Tour takes 2-2.5 hours. Over 12 years only.