6-Day Tour on The Wild Atlantic Way

From £1166 pp

Cork

6 Days

Small Group up to 12 People

What you'll do

During the 6 Day Adventurer Tour you will experience the best of Ireland along the southern stretches of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. You will be immersed in the best parts of the Rebel, Kingdom and Banner counties of Cork, Kerry and Clare. Throughout the tour you will see ancient sites, Norman castles and towns alive with culture, music and stories.

The 6 Day Adventurer Tour begins in Cork City and travels along the Wild Atlantic Way through Cork, Kerry and Clare as far as the Burren National Park. During the Adventure Tour there are 3 days with a hiking activity and 3 Days with a cycling activity.

Absorb and relish the most beautiful and some hidden parts of Ireland. By bike as you cycle in the stunning Beara Peninsula and the charming Killarney National Park. By foot as you hike along the mesmeric Cliffs of Moher.

Meander through diverse Irish landscapes in spectacular locations, including the renowned Ring of Kerry. Here Ireland’s highest mountain range stretch-out the length of the peninsula and they reach down to meet the rugged coastline with its countless inlets and beaches.

Travel back in time to ancient and Celtic Ireland. Imagine life in medieval Ireland as you walk through impressive castles, learn of Ireland’s legend heroes and warriors as you listen to Irish folklore tales and walk in the footsteps of druids as you enter enchanting stone circles.

Savour unparalleled Irish hospitality and warmth as you visit the best Irish towns and quaint fishing villages including Castletownbere, Killarney and Dingle. The Irish welcome and friendliness is sure to stay with you long after you leave.

Experience
Highlights

Explore Ireland's beautiful Wild Atlantic Way by bike and on foot.

You'll be joined by friendly and knowledgeable guide, James, throughout the tour.

Experience Ireland's hospitality and culture at its very best.

James

Your Local Host:

James

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born and raised in Ireland, studied in Ireland and have spent most of my life here. I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 17 years before I started up my own company but spent all my spare time hiking the hills of Ireland, cycling the coast lines and all our family holidays were spent in Ireland .. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Meet up & Blarney Castle

After meeting in Cork City, the first stop is to the world famous Blarney Castle, here you can explore and enjoy the Castle’s beautiful grounds and gardens.

If you choose to, you will have the opportunity to climb to the top of Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone, which is reputed to give the gift of Irish eloquence to anyone who kisses it.

The tour then travels into West Cork to join the Wild Atlantic Way. Today’s activity is a hike in the lowlands of the fabulous West Cork mountains, this is a gentle hike to get you warmed up for the adventures ahead.

Accommodation

You’ll be staying in 3* & 4* accommodation, carefully selected by your host James to ensure you have the best place to rest your head and recuperate after each days travel.

The accommodation is a mixture of hotels and B&Bs offering authentic Irish hospitality. The standard for all accommodation includes private en-suite bedrooms with TV, WiFi and breakfast daily.

On the first night the tour will stay in a west Cork location.

Glengarriff Nature Reserve & Kenmare

On the morning of day two, you will enjoy a hike in the splendid west Cork Mountains and a visit to Glengarriff Nature Reserve. This area is kept mild year-round by the gulf stream allowing the growth of an array of plant life.

In the afternoon, the tour travels over scenic roads to the town of Kenmare where the tour has lunch and visits an ancient stone circle. After lunch the tour travels west along the renowned Ring of Kerry.

Accommodation

The tour stays in a Waterville, a very pretty town on the Ring of Kerry and was once a favorite holidaying spot for Charlie Chaplin.

breakfast at hotel accommodation on hiking tour

Valentia Island

On the third day the tour travels into the Iveragh Peninsula to explore the world famous 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 anywhere to be seen.

The hike today is on the splendid Valentia Island. In the evening you can relax and unwind with a well-earned pint of Guinness.

Accommodation

Tonight, you’ll stay in Killarney Town. 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.

Killarney National Park

During day four of this adventure tour you will get a real sense of the regions boundless energy and exquisite beauty. The day begins with a cycle through the wonderful Killarney National Park and Muckross Gardens. If you keep your eyes peeled during the cycle, you may spot some of the deer that roam the park or maybe even a white-tailed eagle, which have recently been reintroduced to Ireland.

In the afternoon the tour travel along a spectacular section of the Wild Atlantic Way heading further west to the jewel of Kerry, Dingle.

Accommodation

Accommodation tonight is in the small town of Dingle.

hotel accommodation on hiking tour

Slea Head & Dingle Peninsula

Today’s activity is a cycle along Slea Head on the Dingle peninsula. Slea Head juts out westward into the Atlantic Ocean, its scenery and its flora and fauna make for an excellent experience. Along the route there are views of rugged coast lines and some of Ireland’s remote Islands that will take your breath away.

After you have experienced one of Ireland’s most spectacular cycles, the tour has lunch in Dingle and then travels north to County Clare.

Accommodation

Tonight, you’ll stay in County Clare.

Cliffs of Moher & Burren National Park

On the final day of the tour there is still plenty of adventure. Firstly, the tour visits the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. The tour arrives to the creatively built Interpretative Centre via a hike along the top of the mesmerising cliffs. It is a fantastic hike with views out over the Atlantic to the Aran Islands. On the hike you will see some of the many sea bird species that the cliffs support.

After lunch the tour visits and explores the Burren National Park. The Burren is a unique landscape made up of limestone rock pavement, calcareous grassland and ash & hazel woodland. As you explore the Burren, you can search for fossilised ancient sea life or rare Alpine and Arctic flowers which the Burren supports.

On the evening of the final day, you will have the option to return to Dublin or Cork City.

Location Info

This tour will depart from Cork City and, over six days, you’ll travel west as far as Dingle in County Kerry.

Your meeting point will be at an arranged spot in Central Cork City at 8am, where you will meet James and the rest of the gr..

  • Transport for the duration of the tour, entrance to all sites and the guided activities on each day of the tour
  • 5 nights accommodation (3-star and 4-star B&B and Hotel) and breakfasts for the duration of the tour
  • The full attention of your knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • All activities included in the tour

FAQs

- This tour runs on selected dates; in 2020 there are three scheduled departures in June and August

- Those who love the outdoors and have a reasonable level of fitness
- A typical activity is a 3-hour hike on uneven ground or 3-hour cycle on country roads

- Absolutely, this tour is a small group tour which means you will be join an existing group of other solo travellers or friends/partners travelling together
- All solo travellers will have there own private room

- Walking boots & comfortable trainers
- Comfortable and breathable outdoor clothing, including shorts, swimwear, trekking trousers, fleece and hat
- Gaiters & walking poles (optional but recommended)
- Cycling shorts
- Good quality waterproof jacket and trousers (preferably breathable)
- Day-pack/rucksack & water bottle
- Sunscreen and insect repellent

6-Day Tour on The Wild Atlantic Way