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Cork to Kerry

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 - Sunday 17 Sep 2017


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Wild Atlantic Way - enjoy a late summer holiday in the perfect cycling country of South West Ireland: a landscape of green hills and sandy coves, rocky islands and wild fuschias complemented by legendary Irish hospitality and friendly bars!
Most days are around 35 miles, but there's the option of extending most days' distance to approx 50 miles.

The Swansea to Cork ferry is no longer running, but airlines fly from many UK destinations to Cork. Aer Lingus has daily flights from 12 UK airports. We will meet you at Cork Airport on Sunday 10th September and take your luggage for you and give you a hire bike. Bring your bike, hire one or we can take a limited number from our base in Bristol.
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Ride Details
Basic Trip Cost£289
IncludesCampsite accommodation, showers, Breakfast & Dinner, Luggage transportation, Signed Route & Maps, Cycle Mechanic, Pick-Up Vehicles, Couriers, Coach Transport to Cork Airport
Bed + Breakfast alternatives
StartCork airport
FinishCork airport
Distance225 miles
Challenge Rating
Getting There: CarGoogle Maps - Swansea
Cork Airport
Getting There: TrainNational Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
Start Times
Local Infowww.discoverireland.com
OptionsTent and Airbed service - £100 single / £150 double
We'll provide you with a tent and airbed each day, and also make sure that it's ready and waiting for you, fully erected, at each day's destination, leaving you free to enjoy the evening.

Optional bike hire - £85

B&B option - please email for details
Route DetailsSunday 10- Meet at Cork Airport between 9.30am and 2pm, then half a day's ride into Ballinspittle
Monday 11 - Along estuaries to Timoleague and Clonakilty then along the coast past Glandore stone circle to Skibereen (33 m)
Tuesday 12 - Past Loch Hyne to Baltimore and a boat trip to Schull, great places for lunch then west through wilder countryside to Barleycove and Sullivan's bar (38 m)
Wednesday 13 - Spectacular views on the coast road up to Bantry and on to Glengarriff, set in green woodland at the foot of the mountains – optional boat trip to Garnish Italian Garden (37 miles)
Thursday 14 - Across the Beara Peninsula with coast on one side and lakes and mountains on the other, to the lively and pretty town of Kenmare (37 miles)
Friday 15 - North across the Iveragh peninsula to Glenbeigh (37 miles)
Saturday 17 - Over the Ballygasheen Pass through Waterville to Caherdaniel's beautiful campsite nex to the beach at Caherdaniel (36 miles)
Sunday 17 - Along part of the Ring of Kerry through Killarney National Park to Kenmare and the return coach to the airport (40 miles)
Other Info*The ride will only take place if this minimum number of riders sign up. Please contact us for details.
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