- Absorb dramatic landscapes as you hike and bike on the west coast of Ireland.
- Journey through hidden Ireland on your adventure on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
- Travel back in time to Bronze Age and Celtic Ireland when you visit 3000 year old stonebuilt monuments.
- Witness the unparalleled Irish welcome and warmth as well as savouring the country's delicious food and drink.
- Enjoy your hassle free vacation itinerary on our small group guided tours.
Adventure on the southern stretches of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Explore the Rebel, Kingdom and Banner counties of Cork, Kerry and Clare. Discover Ireland’s dramatic landscapes, visit ancient sites, and towns alive with culture, music and stories.
ITINERARY & MAP
- Day 1 - The adventure tour begins in Cork city and the first stop is the world-famous Blarney Castle. Here you will explore the Castle's beautiful grounds and gardens. No visit to Blarney is complete without the climb to the top of Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, which is reputed to give the gift of Irish eloquence to anyone who kisses it. The tour then travels to West Cork to join the Wild Atlantic Way. Today’s activity is a cycle to the edge of the spectacular Sheep’s Head peninsula. This is a beautiful cycle with excellent views along the route and it is a perfect opening to your Wild Atlantic Way Adventure. On the first night the tour stays in a West Cork Hotel.
- Day 2 – On the morning of day two the tour visits Glengarriff Nature Reserve. Here we hike through native oak and hazel woodlands and along gentle flowing streams. The hike takes 2hr 45 minutes. The tour then travels over the spectacular Caha Pass to the town of Kenmare. In Kenmare we stop for lunch, after which you will have time to explore this heritage town and visit an ancient stone circle. The tour continues west to Waterville which is located on the Ring of Kerry and was once a favorite holidaying spot for Charlie Chaplin. The tour spends the second night here on the oceans edge in Waterville.
- Day 3 – On the third day the tour travels further along the Iveragh Peninsula to explore the Ring of Kerry, with its dazzling beaches and rugged beauty. On this drive you will pass through historic towns and villages as well as some of the most awesome scenery. The cycle today is on the splendid Valentia Island. On the cycle there are views over the fishing village of Portmagee and out to the Skellig Islands, which was one of the filming locations for the latest installment of the Star Wars movies. On the third night the tour stays in Killarney town. Here you can relax and unwind with a well-earned pint of Guinness. Killarney is wonderfully located on the edge of Killarney National Park and surrounded by the magical scenery of Killarney's lakes, ancient woodlands and mountains.
- Day 4 - During day four of this adventure tour you will get a real sense of this region’s boundless energy and exquisite beauty. The day begins with a cycle through the wonderful Killarney National Park and Muckross Gardens. On the cycle you may spot some of the Red Deer that roam the park or maybe even a White Tailed Eagle which have recently been reintroduced to Ireland. After lunch the tour travels west from Killarney to the salty fresh-air playground of Inch Beach where you can take a life affirming plunge in the Ocean. From here, the tour heads further west to the jewel of Kerry, Dingle. The tour stops here for the night. The small town of Dingle is perfect for a ramble. It has great local art and craft stores as well as excellent artisan cafes.
- Day 5 - On the morning of day 5 the tour travels along the Slea Head drive on the Dingle Peninsula where there are views of rugged coast lines and some of Irelands remote Islands. On Slea head the tour visits an early Christian site, Gallarus Oratory. The tour then visits Annascaul the home of Ireland’s most famous explorer Tom Crean. The afternoon hike is through mixed deciduous Irish woodland of Oak, Ash and Chestnut trees. The walk rises slowly, climbing out of the valley to be greeted with panoramic views of the mountains of Cork and Kerry. After the hike the tour travels to Limerick where we stay on the fifth night.
- Day 6 - On the final day of the tour there is still lots of adventure. Firstly, you will visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. You will arrive to the creatively built interpretative Centre via a hike along the top of the mesmerizing Cliffs. It is a fantastic hike on one of the lesser used paths with views out over the Atlantic to the Aran Islands. The Cliffs support many sea bird species, which can be seen on the hike. After lunch in Doolin the tour will visit the Burren National Park. The Burren is a unique landscape made up of Limestone rock pavement, Calcareous Grassland and Ash & Hazel Woodland. The tour explores the Burren where you can spot some fossilized ancient sea life and rare Alpine flower. You will have the option of returning to Dublin or Cork on the final day of the tour.
- All Beyond the Glass Adventure Tour guides are knowledgeable, experienced and friendly, giving you the ultimate adventure travel experience while seeing some of hidden Ireland.
- The price of the 6 Day Adventure Tour includes your accommodation and transport for the duration of the tour, entrance to all sites and the guided activities on each day of the tour. The activities on this tour are hiking and cycling. To book your 2020 adventure tour contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Cork City Location
Additional Costs: Dinners, snacks and drinks.
Single Supplement: €250
DEPARTURE DATEScheduled departure dates
01 June 2020, 08 June 2020 & 10 August 2020