Ireland Family Bike Tour – Older Teens & 20s
Irresistible Ireland—Counties Cork & Kerry
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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. Kenmare Bay only adds to the drama. Stopping in a small pub for a pint, it seems everyone has a story to tell. And now so does your family.
- Partake in an Irish whiskey tasting at our elegant hotel in the heart of Kenmare Bay, an idyllic stopping point on the Wild Atlantic Way
- Soak up fascinating history and village culture, then take in a pint and some local lore with our longtime friend and guide Mike Murphy
- Explore the Ring of Kerry's treasures, including deep forests, rugged coastline and sweeping views, by land and sea
- Bike through a quintessential Irish landscape of verdant hills, family farms and plenty of the requisite woolly sheep
Day 1 Discover a classic Irish landscape—green hills, small farms and quaint cottages—on two wheels | 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 the country roads to Ballylickey.
Day 2 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 | Savor award-winning treats from a chocolatier in Bonane | Enjoy a relaxed tasting of Irish whiskeys by the Sheen River.
Day 3 On the Beara Peninsula, pedal by lakes, cliffs and glacier-carved mountains | Check out Kenmare's shops, its 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 in one of Ireland's classic family-friendly pubs.
Day 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.
Days 5-6 Country roads lead to dazzling spots along the Ring of Kerry | Take in the views from Dingle Bay during a ferry ride to Valentia Island.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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2019 Private Trip Pricing
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