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Biking & Hiking Ireland, 5-Day Activity Holiday from €685

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Tour Style: Cultural Activity Holidays

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Biking and Hiking Ireland | Killarney to Dublin

Bike and walk amongst the hills and valleys of Ireland's South, as you explore charming villages, splendid ancient castles, ruined abbeys and forgotten monasteries, on this short activity holiday through Ireland's 'Sunny South'.

  • Leisurely walks, exhilarating bike rides and tranquil kayaking take us along a stunning coastline and out onto beautiful headlands, to discover many of Ireland's hidden southern gems!

    We begin with a fun-packed day in Killarney National Park, and through the Gap of Dunloe, before arriving in one of the lesser-known corners of Ireland on the Ring of Kerry, overlooking tiny Portmagee harbour – famous for its traditional music and dance sessions. In the days to follow, stunning walks, cycles and discoveries will take us through the quiet back roads and colourful villages of west Cork, before we plant a kiss on the Blarney Stone. After revelling in the 'cultural capital' of Cork, we'll marvel at coastal beauty in Ardmore and explore incredible medieval Kilkenny, before turning to the tranquil waterways of the Barrow for a leisurely walk, cycle or optional canoe trip. We'll end our tour with a walk in the footsteps of pilgrims at the ancient monastic site of Glendalough, where we'll learn about Ireland’s reputation as ‘the land of saints and scholars’, before heading over the Wicklow hills on a stunning scenic drive or cycle through the Sally Gap towards Dublin. This fantastic tour features a brilliant mix of history, culture and activities.

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  • We Include ~ No Hidden Extras!

    • 5-day activity holiday, with an experienced tour leader
    • 4 nights' hotel accommodation in 3-4* hotels
    • All entrance fees for guided visits, as outlined in the itinerary
    • Bike hire, with fully equipped bicycle, helmet and accessories
    • Stunning walks each day, with route notes & maps
    • Exhilarating bike-rides each day, with route notes & maps
    • Picnic lunch in Killarney National Park  & Waterford Copper Coast Park
    • Breakfast each morning
    • All our buses are fitted with drinking water tanks, to refill your water bottles, as well as a fruit basket and cookie jar to refuel along the way!
    • All ferries, tolls and taxes
    • Heaps of fun along the way!


    Included Activities & Excursions ~

    • Open boat ride across Killarney lakes to the Gap of Dunloe
    • Visit Torc Waterfall
    • Walk or cycle Muckross Lake, Killarney National Park
    • Walk the Gap of Dunloe
    • Ring of Kerry
    • Valentia Island
    • Mass path walk in Derrynane Park
    • Kenmare heritage town
    • Irish Farmhouse Cheese discovery and tasting
    • Walk or cycle on Sheep's Head Peninsula
    • Walk or cycle the back roads of west Cork
    • Visit 17th Century Charles Fort, Kinsale
    • Visit Blarney Castle and Stone
    • Walk Ardmore coastal path to St. Declan's monastic site
    • Cycle Copper Coast Geopark in Waterford
    • Walk or cycle the Barrow Towpath, Graiguenamagh
    • Visit Avoca Woolen Mills
    • Visit Glendalough monastic settlement
    • Walk Glendalough lakes to Poulannass Waterfall
    • Cycle the Sally Gap in Wicklow National Park


    We Don't Include ~ Giving You The Choice!

    • Optional* activities, as outlined below
    • Lunch & dinner, as outlined in the itinerary
    • Transport to tour meeting point
    • Any additionally requested pre- or post-tour services
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses


    Optional Activities & Excursions ~

    • 3-hour kayaking our of Killarney lakes = €50
    • Starlight kayaking in west Cork = €50
    • Irish Home Cooking class at a farmhouse in Cork = €40
    • Paddling on the river Barrow by canoe = €45
    • Tour of Cork City by kayak on the river Lee = €50
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • This tour is available on the following dates:

    All of our tours are subject to a minimum amount of bookings - if you can see a green tick green tick to show the tour is guaranteed to run, this means we have already met the minimum amount of bookings required.

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