There's something legendary about Ireland. Indescribable hues of green, herds of sheep and tiny thatch-roofed homes. City names sing like songs—Ballylickey, Clonakilty and Glengarriff. Park Hotel Kenmare only adds to the drama. Stopping in a small pub for a pint, it seems everyone has a story to tell. And now so do you.
1 Spin through the classic Irish landscape—green hills, small farms and quaint cottages Listen to the lilt of Gaelic in Inchigeelagh Arriving in Gougane Barra, a hamlet surrounded by lush forests and mountains, spot the 300-year-old church set on a tiny island Villages painted in cheery colors line our country roads to Ballylickey.
2 Join a private whiskey tasting with expert John Moriarty Bike past streams and waterfalls in scenic Glengarriff State Forest Reserve A gradual climb leads to magnificent Caha Pass, complete with tunnels and sweeping views of Kenmare Bay Life only gets sweeter with award-winning treats from a chocolatier in Bonane.
3 On the sparsely populated Beara Peninsula, pedal by pristine lakes, stately cliffs and glacier-carved mountains Check out Kenmare's shops, discover an impressive prehistoric stone circle or just relax at the acclaimed Park Hotel Kenmare How's your Irish accent? Our friend and guide Mike Murphy gives pointers over a pint.
4 Gorgeous cycling routes wind through Moll's Gap and wild Ballaghbeama Pass into remote Glencar Valley and around Caragh Lake Legend comes to life during an evening with a well-known Irish storyteller Warm hospitality and country-house cooking await at our hotel this evening.
5-6 Peaceful country roads lead you to dazzling spots along the magnificent Ring of Kerry Take in the views from Dingle Bay during a ferry ride to windswept Valentia Island Cycle through the farmlands around Killorglin.