Regions

Southwest

Starting Point

Cork, Dublin, Shannon

Best time to travel

All year

Recommended Length

10 - 12 days

Best for

Outdoor Adventure

Activity Level **

3/5

ADVENTURE IN THE SOUTHWEST

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- hiking and cycling in authentic and unspoiled nature on the Beara, Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas
- dramatic scenery in the Killarney National Park and along the Killarney Lakes
- sea kayaking adventure between peninsulas in the beautiful Kenmare Bay
- artisan food, beer and whiskey
- eco boat tour and hiking at Europe's most Western point at Slea Head on the Dingle peninsula

or contact us for a tailor-made tour

Beautiful, mountainous landscapes, a romantic rugged coastline with cozy bays and golden beaches and traditional towns full of life and heritage, Southwest Ireland is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. This adventure tour takes you to West Cork and Kerry, where you will enjoy the great outdoors while hiking, cycling or kayaking and experience local traditions and cuisine on some specialized visits. After enjoying a local food tour in Kinsale, you will travel from Beara and Bantry in Western Cork, follow along the Ring of Kerry and through the Killarney National Park and discover some secrets along the beautiful Dingle peninsula.

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival - overnight in Kinsale
Day 2 - Kinsale historic Food Tour - along the Southern coast - overnight in Bantry (120km)
Day 3 - Hiking on the Sheeps Head Way - overnight in Bantry (60km)
Day 4 - Cycling around the Beara peninsula - Glengarrff and Garnish Island - overnight in Kenmare/Killarney(130km)
Day 5 - Hiking and boat tour in the Killarney National Park - overnight in Kenmare/Killarney (80km)
Day 6 - Ring of Kerry - overnight in Kenmare/Killarney (180km)
Day 7 - Sea kayaking in the Kenmare Bay - visit to a craft beer brewery - overnight in Dingle (110km)
Day 8 - Eco Boat tour in the Dingle Bay and to the Blasket Islands - overnight in Dingle (40km)
Day 9 - Hiking on the Dingle peninsula - visit to an artisan Whiskey distillery - overnight in Dingle (60km)
Day 10 - departure

SERVICES INCLUDED

- accommodation in good standard middle-class hotels and/or guesthouses
- private care hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, accompanied with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.

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