Explore some of Ireland's wildest and remote area's as we journey along the country's Atlantic coastline
Complete a series of challenging crossings, coastal swims and circumnavigations
Fall asleep each night on board the Lady of Avenel tall ship, a 102-foot Bringatine square rigger which is our home for the week
Enjoy delicious meals throughout your trip, all of which are prepared by our very own on-board chef
Take part in a true pioneering adventure as we swim in some of the most inaccessible area's in the British Isles
Welcome to the Wild Side! Ireland’s Donegal coast is unlike anywhere else on earth, which explains why it was named ‘Coolest Place on the Planet’ by National Geographic Traveller in 2017. This liveaboard swimming holiday allows you to explore the natural beauty of Ireland’s dramatic Atlantic coastline and discover the untamed landscapes that exist in one of the country’s most isolated and beautiful areas.
Throughout the week, you’ll have the chance to swim in some of the most inaccessible locations in the British Isles, many of which can only be reached by ship, as we swim and sail our way between the glacial loch of Lough Swilly and the quiet seaside village of Burtonport. You’ll also be able to take in the culture of this proudly independent region of The Republic of Ireland.
Our home for the week, the ‘Lady of Avenel’, is a 102-foot tall ship which includes our very own on-board chef. She will accompany us for the duration of our trip as we set up to experience the best of what Ireland’s famous Atlantic coastline has to offer.
This trip is made up largely of crossings and some coastal swims. Conditions will be challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Swimmers should have a strong understanding and experience of swimming in challenging sea conditions and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 4 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip. No sailing experience is required, however, the ship’s crew are happy for you to assist with on-board duties as much or as little as you like.
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
The 'Donegal Atlantic Way - Ireland' trip is new for 2018. As soon as we have run our first trip, we will share some customer reviews here.