4 day Stunning South and West Hiking and Biking Tour

Outdoor Activities, Opposite Abigail's Hostel 7-9 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 to Abigail's Hostel 7-9 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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This small group (max 8) adventure tour starts and finishes in Dublin city center and is the perfect way to see some of the best Ireland has to offer for those on a short timescale. The tour is a mix of adventure activities, hiking and cycling, culture, heritage and history. The tour takes visitors hiking in the Wicklow mountains National park, cycling along the Waterford Greenway and hiking and cycling in Killarney National Park. Guests will overnight in the busy towns of Kilkenny, Kinsale and Dingle. Guests will have the opportunity to explore Glendalough, Kilkenny castle, Ross Castle and Torc Waterfall and many more off the beaten track locations as they hike and bike to the Dingle Pennisula. All overnight destinations have been selected to give guests a full choice of accommodation and evening entertainment and all accommodation is centrally located. You can expect about 3 hour drive time per day with a bit more on the final day as we make our way back to Dublin from Dingle.
The tour starts and finishes in Dublin city center and travels to the South West of Ireland. It takes in the Wicklow mountains National Park, the Waterford Greenway, Killarney National Park and the Dingle peninsula as well many others off the beaten track locations and some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery on the Dingle peninsula, including Slea Head and Conor’s Pass.Day 1                Leaving Dublin city behind the tour heads South on route to Wicklow National Park. The first stop is at Glendalough, the site of a 6th century monastery founded by St Kevin. There we begin with a hike in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. From Glendalough, the tour takes the Sally gap mountain pass right through the National park on route to Kilkenny city for the first overnight stop. Guests will have time to explore Kilkenny castle and the Medieval mile. Your guide will provide you with recommendations on entertainment and places to eat close to your accommodation in Kilkenny city.Day 2From Kilkenny it's on to the Viking city of Waterford. After a short stop in Waterford city we make our way to the Waterford Greenway. The tour takes in the best 25km section from Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan, where you will cycle back in time, over viaducts and through tunnels, emerging along Waterford’s copper coast in the picturesque seaside town of Dungarvan. Next it;s on to Cork for an overnight in the fishing village of Kinsale on the Wild Atlantic Way. Kinsale has garnered an international reputation for its cuisine and is a lively town with plenty of night time entertainment. Your guide will provide you with recommendations for the best on offer according to your tastes.Day 3Today it's on to the stunning Killarney Natioanal park, where we cycle on the purpose built cycling tracks within the Park. The park contains, Ross Castle, Muckross house, Inisfallen monastic Island, Muckross Abbey and Torc Waterfall. Walking and cycling trails abound in this stunning National park and we select the most suitable trails for the conditions and the group. From the National park, we take the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way route to Dingle town for an overnight in one of the liveliest towns in Ireland.Day 4We take the Conor’s pass route to Tralee. It’s time to say goodbye to the stunning southwest and take the road towards limerick and eventually Dublin. We pass Adare castle among other interesting sites on route to Dublin and your guide will select the best stop offs tailored to the groups interests. You can expect to arrive in Dublin city at about 6pm on the final day of the tour.

What’s included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast every day
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Bike tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees (there are additional fees to enter National monuments at your own discretion)
  • Food and drinks (breakfast is included lunch/dinner and drinks at own expense)