Hi there. Welcome to ExploreWAW.com!

My name is Gav, a retired Mechanical Engineer who lives a few hundred metres from the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) on the West Coast of Ireland in County Clare. I am the author and have built this site to help you explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

I am a passionate traveller and motorcycle enthusiast and embarked on an unforgettable journey along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way in 2022 and 2023. During this period I have now visited all the mainland Discovery and Signature Points along the Wild Atlantic Way.

I am married and the father of 3 lovely kids.

About ‘Explore the Wild Atlantic Way

This site ExploreWAW.com is your ultimate guide to exploring the breathtaking wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way (and now also includes the beauty of the Causeway Coastal Route in Northen Ireland).

What sets ‘Explore the Wild Atlantic Way’ apart from the other sites describing the WAW, is the comprehensive collection of free Google Map routes. These I have meticulously curated for your convenience.

These routes, which can be easily downloaded to your phone or tablet, serve as your virtual GPS. They guide you through the stunning landscapes, charming towns, and iconic attractions that the Wild Atlantic Way and Causeway Coastal Route have to offer.

If you are looking for a Wild Atlantic Way route planner to drive the Wild Atlantic Way you are in the right place.

Wild Atlantic Way Experience

I have traversed the winding roads of the Wild Atlantic Way on my trusty F650GS and R1150RT, some of them several times. This has given me not only the thrill of the open road but also an intimate knowledge of every twist and turn.

My firsthand experience allows me to provide you with valuable insights. This ensures that your road trip adventure is smooth, enjoyable, and filled with unforgettable moments.

Accuracy and unique content

The information provided on this site is accurate at the time of writing and also inspired by my personal experiences and research.

The Google Maps update whenever I add new information or edit them. Every photo showcased here is a testament to the natural beauty and uniqueness of the different locations.

The photos are all my own (unless indicated otherwise), showing that I have visited that location in person.

Whether you’re seeking hidden gems or planning to visit well-known landmarks, you can trust ExploreWAW.com to be your reliable travel companion.


I encourage you to explore the blog posts on this site describing the essence of the Wild Atlantic Way and Causeway Coastal Routes.

Feel free to engage with me on social media at the Links at the bottom of the page. Or by e-mail to share your experiences on this iconic journey.

Embark on your own adventure, following the footsteps of one who explored these routes firsthand.

Let ExploreWAW.com be your gateway to unforgettable road trip experiences, weaving through the heart of Ireland’s natural wonders and historical treasures.
Join me on this extraordinary road trip, where every road taken leads to a new Discovery Point and every mile travelled tells a unique story.

I hope you find this site interesting and informative. Please provide me with any feedback or ideas to improve the site if you wish.

At the end of the Wild Atlantic Way in Muff, explore the Wild Atlantic Way
Gav at the End of the Wild Atlantic Way in Muff, Donegal
inch beach kerry, explore the Wild Atlantic Way
Inch Beach, co. Kerry
gav surfboard, Spanish Point Clare, explore the Wild Atlantic Way
My daughter and I at Spanish Point Beach, co. Clare
Slieve League Donegal, explore the Wild Atlantic Way
Slieve League, Donegal
BMW R1150 RT, Carrigaholt,
The motorbike I rode the most. A 2003 BMW R1150 RT.
whiddy island view, BMW F650GS
My F650GS. Better for the off-road routes.
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