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A Road Trip With A Twist

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Favoured for their rugged good looks and the confidence they inspire on the road, thanks to their raised driving position and perceived safety, Large SUVs and 4×4 cars have become very popular in Ireland. Combine this with the thrill of wild, remote landscapes, breath-taking mountain drives, luxurious manor hotels and sumptuous dining as autumn bequeaths her most vibrant hues … and perhaps you have a bucket list adventure

Old-fashioned road trips are trendy again. Surveys show they are on the rise and on Instagram, the hashtag #roadtrip shows up 61.8 million times. Cannonball Ireland, well known for the annual supercar event every September, now adds a 4×4 adventure to its road-trip repertoire coming up on November 18th and 19th 2022

The Cannonball Overland 4X4 Adventure has a beefy line up of luxurious and offload ready 4×4’s from the opulent Bentley Bentayga to the ultimate 4×4 Ford Raptor. Among those that took part last year was the Range Rover SVR, a collection of Land Rover Defender110’s, Audi Q8, Audi SQ7, Range Rover Sport, Jeep Wrangler, Porsche Cayenne and many more with some exciting new additions to this year’s event.

From cosy pubs with roaring fires and awe-inspiring coastal drives to world famous cuisine with a few surprises along the way, The Cannonball 4×4 Adventure 2022 takes on the Wild Atlantic Way in all its glory with the thrill of rugged landscapes, breath-taking sunsets and crisp sea air.

The road trip sets off at 10am from Salthill in Co Galway on November 18th with lunch in Clifden and then to Knockranny House Hotel which will be home to the Cannonball 4×4 Adventure for 2 nights. From here, the Cannonballers will explore the famous Wild Atlantic Way, Kylemore Abbey Sky Road, The Spanish Armada viewing point, Achill Island and the world famous Atlantic Drive which is named among the top ten road trips in Europe by luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller. Cannonballers can also experience the lifestyle of the country set with archery, falconry or just cosy up in front of a roaring fire for a good old trad session with friends.

In true Cannonball style, this road-trip goes the extra mile with wonders at every turn including a bagpiper on a bridge, a falconer at breakfast and that rare ‘camaraderie’ that makes all Cannonball road-trips truly unforgettable experiences. The cost of the Cannonball 4×4 Adventure is €1,650 for two people sharing and one car. This includes lunch and evening meals, one 4×4 car entry, photography and crew, 2 nights’ accommodation in the luxurious Knockranny Hotel, Car graphcs and information pack with lanyards. See www.cannonball.ie to register your interest and for details of all road trips.

Cannonball Ireland is fuelled by milesPLUS from Circle K as the main headline Sponsor for 2022. The Tour Sponsor this year is Apache Pizza and Cannonball official partners includes 4×4 Hire Ireland, Majestic Ireland Galway Bay Brewery, Manhattan Popcorn, Bonavox, Karl Goodwin Motors, HONE, AP Haslam, AB Signs, and BMW Ireland. See cannonball.ie