WAW - Kinsale to ?? (Possibly Limerick)

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WAW - Kinsale to ?? (Possibly Limerick)

Post by Tremain1 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:29 pm

Hi Guys

me and a mate are heading over next week to do a few days clockwise on the WAW

We land at Rosslare and will make our way down to Kinsale

So, questions are - landing mid afternnon an a Thursday - need to be back to the ferryport abot 8.30pm Sunday

Whats do'able?

Any 'must see's ?

Any nice places to stay? (not camping)

If anyone has a WAW route for a BMW Navigator or can point me in the right directon. (excuse the pun!)

Any help would be great

Thanks

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Re: WAW - Kinsale to ?? (Possibly Limerick)

Post by Spike941 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:59 pm

With only two and a half days riding the WAW by the looks of it, I suggest see where the best weather is, and head straight there. It’s all stunning and well worth riding. Plenty of decent accommodation on Booking.Com and a like, so you only need book your room the day you need it. Enjoy.

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Re: WAW - Kinsale to ?? (Possibly Limerick)

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:55 pm

Spike941 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:59 pm
With only two and a half days riding the WAW by the looks of it, I suggest see where the best weather is, and head straight there. It’s all stunning and well worth riding. Plenty of decent accommodation on Booking.Com and a like, so you only need book your room the day you need it. Enjoy.
+1 on the weather too. Having had friends over from England intending to do 10 days on WAW with them I said on the first day: right, its pissing rain in Kerry for the weekend. Do you want to go there or stay here in Kilkenny in the sun and take a run down to the Ring of Hook and Hook Head.? We went to Hook and got sunshine all the way. They loved it.

Next day Sunday...still pissing in Kerry and likely to stay that way but do you want to go east to Wicklow Mountains Mount Leinster Drive etc?. One decides to do the drive, other two decide to explore locally. All in sunshine. The one who went to Mount Leinster..we stopped for a coffee and decided to call on a mutual friend in Dublin. Got back to camp site at midnight, my friend having now bought another bike from our friend in Dublin that he was going to have to come back to collect.

Tuesday we moved to the Burren, Doolin to be exact and skipped Kerry. Wednesday started wet as expected but cleared early afternoon and we got out. Thereafter we knew would be sunshine and we headed up to Connemara and camped at Westport House. Loose plans worked really well and work best on it.

As for the Ring of Kerry, its not going anywhere so another time.

The best advice I can give is only make your decision on where you are going at the last moment.

If weather in all the west is bad the Mournes and North Antrim Coast are awesome and not to be dismissed. Places like Kilkeel and Newcastle are fantastic to stay in and not so far from ferries at Belfast, Dublin or Rosslare.
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Re: WAW - Kinsale to ?? (Possibly Limerick)

Post by Moorso » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:52 am

As the others have said, there are loads of alternative routes based on weather etc. Having ridden the WAW and Ring of Kerry, you really can't go wrong on them or anywhere near them! I've done a little sample and possible route up, but the main thing is to remember that here you'll never cover the amount of miles in a day that you think you will!!
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Post by Sanqhar » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:00 pm

Was in ROI 10years ago. Roads weren’t that good.
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Post by bikenav » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:59 pm

here is a gps track dont know how accurate or current not used it myself
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personaly i dont think you will need it, Just follow the coast along occasionally take any dead end roads just to explore, the further West you go the better it will get. Dont rush it its not the way in Ireland. Some of the small little used roads can have a slippery surface but dont let it stop you. Its a cracking bike touring country you will want to go back again. Hope the weather Gods are good to you. Enjoy.
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Post by bikenav » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:08 am

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no idea why this attachment file will not open done this in the past and worked fine
try this instead
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread ... 83-WAW-Wow!

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Re: WAW - Kinsale to ?? (Possibly Limerick)

Post by TomBoyNI » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:13 pm

Here is a quick write up I did on the WAW : https://tbni.blog/2015/11/17/the-wild-a ... awin1week/

It’s a cracking route and really enjoyable but as has already been mentioned don’t expect to make loads of progress quickly.

The roads are rural especially the further north you get.

As far as a sat nav goes you won’t need one. Every single junction is marked.

Enjoy and let us know how you got on.
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Re: WAW - Kinsale to ?? (Possibly Limerick)

Post by Heff » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:15 pm

So you won’t be heading North to visit your ol’ muckers :lol:

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