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Bohemian Galway can be used as a springboard to explore an Ireland of wild coastlines and unsurpassable countryside. These outdoor activities and traditional pleasures are all easily accessible by rental car.
When you’re visiting Galway, it’s always worth considering taking up the offer of an inexpensive hire car from Expedia.
This way, you can enjoy all the history and culture of Galway city, yet not overlook the sensational Atlantic coastline of County Galway, which most visitors agree is every bit as unique and as captivating – in a word, unmissable.
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is officially the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, a 1550-mile-long scenic extravaganza of rocky landscapes, superlative surf and craggy cliffs extending all the way north to south as far as the coast stretches from Galway.
You can take your rental car to visit the seaside village of Spiddal, which is renowned for its craft workshops, beautiful beaches and pier. Or you can drive out to the fishing village of Rossaveal to experience life at a slower pace. Or if this seems a little sedate why not hit the road for the Maamturk and Mweelres mountains, whose dramtaic forms are best viewed from Linnane Harbour where you can take advantage of the activities on offer at the outdoor pursuits centres.
You can tame the Wild Atlantic Way in your rental car and still drive out on the wild side!