From the village, a bridge leads to Valentia Island.
The Itinerary:Following a pick up from your accommodation, on route we will visit Killorglin which is home of the semi-pagan festival; Puck Fair. From Killorglin, the tour will include the following scenic areas of interest:The Bog Village Museum The Bog Museum is located close to Glenbeigh. This museum gives a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe and is one of Kerry's leading tourist attractions. Whilst in Glenbeigh, we shall also visit its glorious sandy beach. CahersiveenFollowing the N70 road we will stop at Cahersiveen, the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, who was a political leader in the first half of the 19th century and was often referred to as the Liberator or Emancipator.Valentia IslandFrom Cahersiveen, the tour continues to Valentia Island. It is a picture-postcard island situated off the South West coast of Kerry and is of great beauty and contrast. It is joined to the mainland by bridge via the Portmagee Channel. Valentia was the eastern terminus of the first commercially viable transatlantic telegraph cable. Transatlantic telegraph cables operated from Valentia Island for one hundred years. In Port Magee, we shall stop for lunch. After lunch, the next part of the tour includes a visit to the Kerry Cliffs.The Kerry CliffsThe Kerry Cliffs is a family run tourist attraction in Portmagee. The cliffs have been a viewing point for generations and are widely accepted as the most spectacular cliffs in Kerry. They stand over 1000ft above the wild Atlantic and were formed 400 million years ago. From the Kerry Cliffs, the tour continues to Ballinskelligs and Skelligs Chocolate. Skelligs ChocolateSkelligs Chocolate is a family business based in St. Finians’s Bay overlooking the magnificent Skelligs Rocks. It welcomes visitors to come to its open plan factory and see the chocolates being created, while tasting the freshly made delights. Following on from Ballinskelligs, we visit Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare.KenmareKenmare is cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay. The town is noted for its food and pubs. Along the N71 we will see breath-taking Ladies View,and we will have an opportunity to visit another spectacular marvel known as Torc Waterfall. It is a stunning heavy waterfall with amazing views. Your tour concludes in Killarney whereby you will be taken back to your accommodation.
This unique small group tour takes you off the beaten track to explore one of Ireland's most iconic destinations, the Ring of Kerry. Explore its remarkable wild and rugged landscapes as you are taken off the beaten track to unearth its true beauty. You will visit the impressive Valentia island and unlock its many hidden secrets from the Skellig Islands and Vikings to the first transatlantic communication. That afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the colorful fishing village of Portmagee before continuing on your journey around the Ring of Kerry. So if you don't want to just sit on a bus, then jump aboard for a best tour of Ireland’s most beautiful and unforgettable destination, the Ring of Kerry.
Your day trip begins with a 9.30am collection from your accomadation. You will firstly visit Ross Castle thought to have been built in the 15th century.Travelling westward, passing through Killorglin and Glenbeigh where we link up with The Wild Atlantic Way which offers breath taking views of the Kerry coastline. You will stop off to visit Cahergall Stone Circle (500BC), followed by a ferry trip to Valentia Island, capturing the magic of the Kerry coastline, with over views of Cromwells Point Lighthouse and views of the Dingle Peninsula. You will stop at the small fishing village of Portmagee where you will have lunch followed by a trip to the 300m high Kerry Cliff's. You will have an opportunity to dip your toe in the Atlantic Ocean at the beautiful St. Finian's Bay in Ballinskelligs, followed by a visit to Skellig chocolate where you can spoil yourself with free tasting samples of this world famous chocolate. Travelling through Caherdaniel and Castlecove you arrive at the award winning village of Sneem where you can spend time visiting the quaint little shops. Leaving colourful Sneem you will enter Killarney's National Park through Moll's Gap, you will stop off at Ladies View made famous by Queen Victoria's visit in 1861. You will also visit Torc Waterfall. After the completion of your tour, enjoy the stress free drop off to your accomadation
DAY 1: Cork to Killarney - You have a full free day to fully explore everything on offer. Killarney is a great place to spend a full day, no matter what your past-time of choice is. Options include: kayaking on the lakes of Killarney, rock climbing or hiking through glaciated valleys, biking through the National park, climb Torc Mountain for amazing views, or just enjoy the stunning scenery and do nothing. Optional activities are at your own expense. Accommodation located close to the town and park.
DAY 2: Killarney to Valentia Island - This morning we drive “the Ring of Kerry “, a journey through County Kerry with amazing views at high altitude with stops regularly for spectacular photos. From there we will stop and you can either opt for a three-hour walk to Valentia Island and Bray Head (included), take a boat trip around the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Skellig Islands ( €50 extra – very weather dependent ) or opt to hire a bike and discover the island at your own pace (€15 extra). After a full day of discovery, we will check into our accommodation in the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee. This is also one of the best places in Ireland to join an evening stargazing.
DAY 3: Dingle Peninsula - This amazing guided tour takes you along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way as you experience the most dramatic scenery that Ireland has to offer. Arriving in back in Dingle town, at your own expense you can go sea kayaking around Dingle harbour, horse riding on the foothills and beaches or SUP boarding in the sea.In the evening we visit the Dingle Whiskey Distillery (included), a small distillery which includes generous tastings of whiskey, vodka and gin.We spend the night in Dingle, where we will sample the fresh seafood or and local craft beers in a nice cosy Irish Pub.
DAY 4: Dingle to Cliffs of Moher- We bring you on a stunning guided walk of the unspoilt region along the cliffs. You will walk along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level, where views of the Dingle Peninsula and Loop Head in the South, the Aran Islands to the West with the Twelve Pins and mountains of Connemara to the North can be seen on a clear day. After the hike, you will get the chance to experience a traditional Irish music night with some local craft beers in a nice cosy Irish Pub.DAY 5: Aran Islands to Cork: Travel back in time! We spend a day on Inis Oirr, the smallest and less inhabited of the Aran Islands. The locals are fluent Irish (Gaelic) speakers and you’re free to explore the island and get chatting to them over a pint, miles of stone walls wait as you walk or bike around the island. After a tremendous day, it’s time to head back to the city of Cork. This is where your Irish Adventure ends, we hope you have enjoyed your time spent with us!
Voted in the top 10 regions of the world to Visit by lonely Planets Guide, This is a small group tour going deep on the beat an track of the south west of Kerry to have the experience of a lifetime and see spectacular scenery all along the Wild Atlantic Way. We will travel from Killarney and we get the opportunity to stop where Brendan Ferris holds his amazing sheepdog displays(Entrance charge not included) showing everyone how the farmers use the sheepdog to round up the sheep on the mountains and move them in large groups, We continue to Valentia Island and travel high to see the entire Island,We stop in the small village of Portmagee where everyone can have lunch and we will travel to see the Kerry Cliffs (Entrance charge Not Included) Also we travel along the Skellig Ring where we stop near St Finian's Bay and the Skellig Chocolate factory, from here we make our return to Killarney stopping off in the quaint town of Killorglin home of the Puck Fair festival from here we return to Killarney
Your tour starts on the Ring of Kerry at a base behind The Brehon on Muckross Road. Choose your motorcycle and riding gear. Your instructors will familiarize you with your motorcycle and the GPS SatNav which will guide you for your day.The route will take you around the Ring of Kerry and the Skellig Ring - where you can view the famous Skellig Rocks. Other points of interest include Ladies View, Molls Gap, Gap of Dunlow, Coomakista Pass, Valentia Island, Ballaghisheen Pass, Portmagee, Waterville among others.You are not of course bound by this route, ride at your own pace and enjoy the day! For insurance purposes:-1) You must hold a full valid motorcycle drivers licence issued from from within The European Union, USA or Canada. Other licences may be accepted on advance notice. 2) Riders must be over 25 (30 if carrying a pillion passenger) and less than 70. You will need to provide a credit card for Damage Deposit Authorization and must sign our Terms & Conditions to validate your insurance cover.