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.

Electric Bikes – A Beginner’s Guide to Zooming Uphills!

E-Bike hire in Kinsale – is it for you?


Electric bikes are amazing to cycle! With an electric bike, going uphill is just like cycling on flat or level terrain. As a result, electric bikes are great for people who have injuries, older people or people who want to go further. Maybe you find yourself struggling to keep up with a friend or partner who is a regular or more accomplished cyclist? Take an electric bike and you’ll find yourselves much better matched to cycle together! If you want to see all the best places around Kinsale but don’t want to slog uphill, then renting an electric bike is THE solution.

Wild Atlantic Sports are the only company offering e-bikes in Kinsale. And that’s great, because there are no shortage of hills in Kinsale! What’s more, our new fleet of electric bikes are ‘pedal assist’ – that means that the power kicks in only when you are pedalling. If you find yourself going too fast, simply stop pedalling and the motor will turn off.


What makes e-bikes so great?


  • The 3 Fs!  FUN, FASTER, FURTHER.
  • Low impact activity – great for older people or those with injuries.
  • Make uphills easy.
  • Easy to use.
  • Friendly on the environment.


How do I use an electric bike?

Electric bikes are really easy to use. They have most of the same features as a usual bike, however, the main difference is the onboard computer mounted on the bike’s handlebars and the battery which is usually mounted to the frame of the bike. The onboard computer allows you to control the power of your bike. What’s more, it’ll show you useful facts and figures such as your speed and most importantly how many kilometres of power you have left!

Most electric bikes will have a number of different power levels. When you start to cycle, pick a low level/eco level and keep the power on this level if you are cruising on flat ground and just need a little help. However, if you find yourself heading up a steep hill, just turn up the power to take the strain off your legs. With just the press of a button, you’ll feel just like you are cycling on the level. What’s not to love?


How far can I go between charges?

Firstly, there’s no easy answers here as there are a number of different factors that affect battery life. However, the battery on the Wild Atlantic Sports e-bike will last over 80kms, often up to 120km. That’s enough for most people! Also, the battery level is shown on the handlebar display and it’ll also show you an estimate of how many kilometres you have left. There are a few things that affect the distance you can travel between charges:

– The power level you use. If you select the Turbo Power Level, it’ll be easy to pedal, but your battery won’t last long. However, if you use the Eco Power Level (lowest) to go further on one charge.
– The terrain you are cycling over. Long steep uphills equal high battery.
– Wind: If there is a strong headwind, you’ll use more power to travel the same distance.

Ready to rent a bike….

So, to conclude, why not give an electric bike a go? They’re a great way to explore the hilly Cork area. And with an electric bike,  you can go further and see more of the local area without breaking into a sweat! We have daily or weekly e-bike rental options available so go on, give one a go…..you won’t regret it!.