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West Cork and Kerry Bike Tour

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Enjoy classic Irish landscapes in Counties Cork & Kerry on our Ireland bike tour. We venture into the Ring of Kerry, and Dingle Peninsula and visit the wonderful towns of Dingle and Killarney. This is the area of The Skelligs as featured in the most recent Star Wars movies. Enjoy whiskey tastings and lively village culture. Share the small back roads with sheep and embrace the Irish coconut - the wild gorse flowers. This 5-night, 6-day adventure is available as both a Luxury and Classic package.

Since the 8th century, when Irish monks voyaged from County Kerry to areas of Europe and Scandinavia, the South-West Region, comprising of the counties of Cork and Kerry, has been developing links with communities throughout the world. Since the Brendan Voyage, the South West coast of Ireland has been known for its cultural wealth and heritage. Many visitors to Ireland comment that they don't feel as though they have seen Ireland properly until they set foot upon this mossy landscape. We stray far from the tourist trail to bring you an authentic bike tour away from the tour buses. #pedalon

Dates Cork Kerry | Prices Cork Kerry | Included Cork Kerry | Extras Cork Kerry

Since the Brendan Voyage, the South West coast of Ireland has now become a tourist mecca! Many visitors to Ireland comment that they don't feel as though they have seen Ireland properly until they set foot upon this mossy landscape. We stray far from the tourist trail to being you an authentic bike tour away from the tour buses.southwest region

Day 1

We meet in Shannon Airport and transfer to our first hotel in Killarney where we spend two nights and discover the Ring of Kerry by day.

Our first day's ride includes a lesiurely loop through the Killarney National Park which is internationally renowned for its scenic beauty and scientific interest and which encompasses the three Lakes of Killarney and the mountains and woods which surround them.  We'll spin around Mukross Lake with a visit to Mukross House - a magnificent Victorian Mansion, beautifully situated amidst the spectacular scenery of the National Park.  It’s elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of those who lived in the house in Victorian times.  We'll pedal on and drop by Muckross Abbey, a major ecclesiastical site situated in Killarney National Park.  It was founded in 1448 as a Fransiscan friary by Donal McCarthy Mor and is in a remarkable state of preservation.  We'll dine all together tonight in a fabulous local restaurant right in the heart of Killarney. Prepare to feast on local produce like lamb and beef and the best seafood. The dairy produce in this region is truly magnificient so why not try a cheese plate after dinner?

 

Day 2

Our second day's ride begins after a transfer to one of the more scenic, and quieter, parts of the Ring of Kerry. We'll ride from Kells Bay to Portmagee and see the wonderful Skeeligs from the headland at Ballinskelligs. Our ride will finish in Waterville and we'll transfer then back to our hotel. Dinner tonight is on your own.

 

Day 3

Our third day together sees us bid farewell to the charming town of Killarney as we head in the direction of Kenmare in the majestic Killarney National Park. Kenmare is a beautiful spot where no fewer than three rivers empty into one - the Kenmare River. Tonight we will have dinner together in a local pub in this buzzing market town.

 

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Day 4 & 5

Our fourth and fifth nights are then spent across the county border in the West Cork town of Bantry on the Beara Peninsula. This is a charming town, one which was often visited by wealthy Victorians in the mid 19th century. While the Victorians are no longer with us, many of their magnificient houses remain. We will have tea at Bantry House and enjoy the extensive gardens overlooking Bantry Bay. Bantry is also home to some of the best restaurants in the region so we'll dine well here!

On our fourth day we'll bike for around ten miles and then take a five mile hike on the Beara Way before having dinner at our hotel. You'll have plenty of time to amble through this quaint village and perhaps pop into one of the local pubs to hear the distinctive lilt of the locals.

Our final day biking is the best of the week - we'll complete a loop of the Sheeps Head peninsula. This is the least visited of the south west peninsulas, and you'll be rewarded with breathtaking seascapes in a tranquil setting. At 50 miles, this is also one of the longest rides of the week but, be rest-assured, our trusty Fresh Eire Adventures support vehicle will be with you every step of the way.

On our final night together we'll have a wonderful farewell meal, and afterwards we'll go for a pint, in true Irish style, in a nearby pub.

 

Day 6

After breakfast on our sixth day, we'll transfer you back to Shannon Airport or Limerick city centre.

Average daily biking is 30 miles (additional riding is available to those so inclined, less riding is also an option – this is your vacation; not bootcamp!).

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Great value extension packages available in exciting cities like Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork. You can avail of these either as a pre-trip or post-trip option.


Dates West Cork and Kerry

Any Start Dates Available upon Special Request

(subject to availability)


Prices Cork Kerry

Classic - US $3295 pps. Single Supplement $500

Luxury - US $4295 pps. Single Supplement $800

Classic accommodations include 3 star hotels and guest houses. Luxury accommodations include 4 star hotels.

Included Cork Kerry

  • Use of Giant Hybrid bike, Bell or Giro Helmet, handlebar bag, route notes & maps
  • Fresh Eire Adventures Water bottle
  • Transfers from/to Dublin airport (or city centre) start/end day
  • 4 exquisite dinners & wine
  • 3 gourmet lunches & wines
  • >
  • Admissions to all included attractions & tastings
  • Baggage transfers
  • Tips for hotels/restaurants
  • Healthy snacks, water, full guiding services, support vehicle.
  • 5 nights B&B in luxurious 4 & 5 star hotels (Full Irish & Continental breakfast)

Extras Cork Kerry

  1. Upgrade to a Giant Defy or Bianchi Nirone 7 (or similar) alu-road bike (available at extra cost).
  2. Upgrade to an electric hybrid bike (available at extra cost)
  3. Self-Guided Extension packages available in Galway, Dublin.
  4. Gratuities for Guides
  5. Golf Club hire (you are welcome to bring your own of course!)

 

Additional Guided services or Fresh Eire Adventures packages.

Co. Wicklow Escape (ex Dublin)

Includes gourmet lunch at Powerscourt, visit to Monastic site of Glendalough, Dinner and Irish dancing show at the world famous Johnny Fox's 'Hooley Nights'.

  • Pick up Shelbourne 9am, Return 10.30pm.
  • Includes full guiding services, gourmet lunch in Powerscourt, dinner & Irish dancing show at Johnny Fox's and all entrance fees.
  • $399 per person.
  • $749 euro per couple.
  • $999 for group of 3 persons.
  • $1149 for group of up to 4 persons
  • $279 per person thereafter

Advance booking is required.

 

Spa or Golf in the K Club* (ex Dublin)

Includes green fees on Arnold Palmer designed Ryder Cup (2006) course, clubhouse lunch, Buggy rental, all transfers. Clubs may be hired for an additional charge. If you’d prefer to spend the day in the spa, then the package includes 2 treatments and an all day pass including lunch. Additional treatments may be booked for an additional charge.

  • $699 single
  • $1199 per couple
  • $1799 for group of 3 persons
  • $2199 or a group of 4 persons.

*Advance Booking is required, Subject to availability. Four players maximum per tee time. Additional players must book an additional tee-time.

 

Day trip to Waterford and Kilkenny (ex Dublin)

  • Includes visit to Waterford Crystal Museum, Reginald’s Tower, gourmet lunch in Mount Juliet
  • Estate, walking tour of Kilkenny Castle, Museum of Design Icons at Newbridge Silver.
  • $799 single
  • $1299 per couple
  • $1899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $2299 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $549 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher & The Burren (ex Dublin, ex Shannon or Galway)

  • Includes Guided Day trip to the world famous Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Pulonabrone, Kilfenora, pub lunch, all entrance fees.
  • Departs Dublin city centre 9am, return 7.30pm
  • $299 single
  • $549 per couple
  • $749 for a group of 3 persons
  • $999 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

  • Departs Dublin city centre 9am, return 7.30pm
  • $399 single
  • $749 per couple
  • $999 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1199 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

  • Departs Shannon Airport 11am, return Galway 5pm, Dublin 7pm
  • $349 single
  • $649 per couple
  • $899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1099 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Inis Mor, Aran Islands (ex Galway)

Includes Guided day trip to Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands) entrance to Dun Aengus, bike hire, transfers from/to Galway city centre, lunch at Padraigin's Thatched Cottage, time for shopping in the Aran Sweater Market.

  • Departs Galway City Centre 9.30am, return Galway 6pm
  • $349 single
  • $649 per couple
  • $899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1099 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

  • Departs Galway City Centre 9.30am, return Dublin 8pm
  • $449 single
  • $849 per couple
  • $1099 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1299 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Inis Mor, Aran Islands (ex Dublin or Shannon Airport)

Includes Guided day trip to Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands) entrance to Dun Aengus, bike hire, transfers from/to Galway city centre, lunch at Padraigin's Thatched Cottage, time for shopping in the Aran Sweater Market.

  • Departs Dublin City Centre 7.30am, Shannon Airport 8.30am, return Dublin 8pm
  • $499 single
  • $899 per couple
  • $1199 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1499 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $300 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Click here to see the Cork recommendations

Click here to see the recommended hotels for Galway

Click here to see the recommended restaurants for Galway

Click here to see the Dublin attractions

Click here to see the Waterford attractions, hotels and restaurants

Click here to see the history of Ballynahinch Castle

Click here to read about Ashford Castle Estate

Click here to read about Ballyfin Demense

Click here to read about Grace O'Malley, the pirate queen

 

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