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Ireland Bike Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Counties Cork & Kerry from Kenmare to Kinsale

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

Activity Levels 2-4

Casual Hotels

There's only one way to truly see what makes Ireland so special. You have to be here. To feel the depth of history. To be seat-high in a charming sea of sheep. To gather at a neighborhood pub with locals, so full of good humor and pride in their heritage. To behold infinite shades of green. 

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Start/End Cork

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Relish classic Emerald Isle landscapes of rolling green hills dotted with quaint stone cottages, bucolic farms and woolly sheep
  • Partake in a private whiskey tasting with a local aficionado who shares insights into the Irish love affair with the "water of life"
  • Bike in the land of ancient Celts on the rugged Beara Peninsula, where colorful seaside villages mingle with fascinating geology
  • Explore riverside Kinsale in County Cork, an inviting fishing town and historic port nicknamed the "Gourmet Capital of Ireland"
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Pedal through a classic Irish landscape of emerald hills, small farms, quaint cottages and woolly sheep | A gorgeous cycling route winds through Moll's Gap and along Blackwater Valley's tranquil roads | ​Taste local brews in charming Kenmare | Bike by pristine lakes, stately cliffs and glacier-carved mountains on the untamed Beara Peninsula | Browse Kenmare's craft shops, meander by the River Finnihy, check out the nearby prehistoric stone circle or kick back with a pint at a lively pub. 

Brook Lane Hotel
Brook Lane Hotel
| Casual Hotel

It's just a short stroll to the center of Kenmare from this contemporary boutique hotel.  

Days 3-4

Savor deliciously fresh seafood, like mussels and hearty chowder | A gradual climb leads to magnificent Caha Pass, complete with tunnels and panoramic views of Bantry Bay | Ride through Glengarriff on your way to picturesque Bantry | Gather at a cozy pub, where an Irish troubadour regales us with songs and prose | Ride along quiet roads on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula with sweeping vistas of Bantry Bay. 

Seaview House Hotel, Cork, Ireland
Seaview House Hotel
| Casual Hotel

Owner Ronan O'Sullivan pampers us at his country house on the shore of Bantry Bay. (spa)

Days 5-6

Soak up fascinating history and bustling village culture | Partake in a whiskey tasting in vibrant Clonakilty | Stunning coastal scenery lines the route to Courtmacsherry Bay and the remains of 13th-century Timoleague Abbey | Wander Kinsale's medieval alleys, shop or stroll along the shoreline of this colorful port town | ​Pedal amid ancient battlefields and seaside vistas | A favorite local restaurant serves up classic Irish dishes with a modern twist.

Old Bank House Hotel
Old Bank House
| Casual Hotel

This elegantly renovated hotel is nestled in the heart of Kinsale.

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

Ireland's landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys, and the continuously rolling terrain (as well as other conditions such as rain) can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 12 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles* | 3000 ft. gain
Level 5 | 66 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Optional Afternoon City and River Walk, Visit to a Stone Circle or Golf
Day 3
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 2800 ft. gain
Garinish Island Visit (1 hour)
Day 4
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles* | 2900 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Day 6
Kinsale Walking Tour (1.5 miles)
Walk to Charles Fort (3.7 miles)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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