- 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 from where we visit Kinsale, the southern starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way. Kinsale is a beautiful harbour town with a rich maritime past. Explore Charles Fort and the Old Head of Kinsale. Then travel west along the Wild Atlantic Way. Today’s activity is a cycle on the spectacular West Cork coastline. This is a beautiful cycle with excellent views along the route and it is the perfect opening to your Wild Atlantic Way Adventure. Tonight’s accommodation is in a West Cork Hotel.
- Day 2 - First stop is the Glengarriff Nature Reserve. Here we hike through native oak and hazel woodlands and along gentle flowing streams. The hike takes 2hrs 45 mins. Then we travel 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 on the Ring of Kerry and explores the beach towns on the route. Tonight’s accommodation is in Waterville, once a favourite holidaying spot for Charlie Chaplin.
- Day 3 - Explore the Iveragh Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Cycle on the splendid Valentia Island. Valentia Island is steeped in history and has some awesome scenery. There are views over the fishing village of Portmagee and out to the Skellig Islands, which were one of the filming locations for the latest instalment of Star Wars. Tonight’s accommodation is 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 - Today 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. The cycle takes in much of the original national park, a beautiful waterfall and a circuit of Muckross Lake. After lunch the tour travels west from Killarney to the salty fresh-air playground of Inch Beach. Here you can take a life affirming plunge in the ocean. We then head further west to the jewel of Kerry, Dingle. Tonight’s accommodation is in Dingle. 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 - Travel along the Slea Head Drive on the Dingle Peninsula. This is a spectacular drive with views of rugged coastlines and some of Ireland's remote Islands. Visit the early Christian site, Gallarus Oratory. We have lunch in Annascaul, the home of Ireland’s most famous explorer, Tom Crean. Today's activity is an afternoon hike. The hike begins in a 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. Tonight’s accommodation is in Limerick.
- 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 at the creatively built interpretative Centre via a hike along the top of the mesmerizing cliffs. It is a fantastic hike with views out over the Atlantic to the Aran Islands and is one of the lesser-used paths. 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 and hazel woodland. The tour explores the Burren, where you can spot some fossilized ancient sea life and rare alpine flowers. 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
13 - 18 June 2022 & 22 - 27 August 2022