Secrets of the South Coast

From £224 pp

Ireland

3 Days

3-12

What you'll do

Discover the south coast of Ireland from the local perspective, with expert guides showing you the very best of this wild, rugged coastline and the secrets it holds.

Discover the incredible Hook Peninsula, a finger of emerald green jutting out into the deep blue Irish Sea that hides secret caves, pristine beaches and dramatic arches on this three-day adventure that gets you out into the wilderness to forget about the stresses of daily life and get back in touch with nature.

From kayaking through deep-sea caves and feeling the salt spray on your face as you navigate rugged headlands, to exploring the rolling green fields and beautiful trails that snake over this beautiful stretch of land, you’ll come away refreshed and rewarded having immersed yourself in Irish culture.

You’ll stay at a luxury boutique B&B lodge nestled in the quaint village of Fethard, and enjoy authentic Irish meals, from hearty breakfasts to three-course meals made with locally sourced ingredients, as you familiarise yourself with life in this simple, wholesome corner of Ireland.

Choose between a thrilling coastal canyoning experience, leaping from ancient limestone cliffs and scrambling up crags, or an idyllic cycling tour of the Ring of Hook for an all-encompassing, relaxing journey around the peninsula.

Experience
Highlights

Explore the beautiful coastline of the Hook Peninsula on a kayak

Discover the stunning, pristine countryside by bike or car

Enjoy hearty full-Irish breakfasts each morning and an authentic three-course meal

Graham

Your Local Host:

Graham

Wexford-born Graham is the heart and the drive behind his active tours of Ireland.

After a stint in Multimedia and Purchasing Management, Graham gave in to his passion, and packed his bag to travel around the world. Working in adventure tourism along his way was something that just fitted perfectly as soon as he tried it. He returned to h.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Secret Sea Cave Kayaking

Fuel up with a hearty full Irish breakfast and get ready for your first day on the pristine coast of southern Ireland.

Your first day on the Hook Peninsula will be spent exploring the ruggedly beautiful coastline from a totally unique perspective, as a local guide shows you secret spots and hidden coves, tucked away between the dramatic cliffs and sea spray.

Enjoy a refreshing hot drink and a snack on a secluded, golden sand beach, before heading back to your luxury lodge to shower off, relax and head out for a three-course meal made exclusively with locally sourced ingredients.

Accommodation

Baginbun Lodge in Fethard, County Wexford

  • Cable Channels
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Patio
  • Linen
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Centrally located

Cycle or Canyon the Peninsula

On your second day, you’ll once again fuel up with your Irish breakfast, and get ready to head out into the Irish wilderness to either cycle your way around the winding trails on the headland, stumbling across old Abbeys and crumbling houses, or head for the limestone crags and cliffs that stand weatherbeaten by the sea.

You can choose between the adrenaline rush of climbing, leaping and scrambling your way to hidden pools and secret coves, or relax as you wind your way through idyllic country lanes.

Then, the evening will be yours to enjoy as you wish.

Accommodation

Baginbun Lodge

Discover the Ring of Hook

On the final day of your southern Ireland adventure, we’ll introduce you to the scenic Ring of Hook drive, a route that will show you the best of the peninsula, with a few local secrets thrown in.

This is a chance for you to explore the headland under your own steam, to enjoy the freedom of the country lanes and to discover cosy local pubs, windswept beaches and magnificent bays.

  • Boutique lodge accommodation
  • Sea cave kayaking experience
  • Coastal canyoning experience OR self-guided Hook Peninsula cycle tour
  • Three-course evening meal
  • Full Irish breakfast each morning
  • Ring of Hook self-drive tour

Secrets of the South Coast