Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
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Ireland Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Traditional Irish Culture from Cork to Killarney

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

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,499 - $4,649 pp dbl occ

($1,100 for sgl occ)

How many shades of green exist in the Irish countryside? Come closer and find out. On two wheels and on foot, discover both the nuance and grandeur of Ireland with your family. Deepen your understanding and connections—to nature, the Irish people and each other. To paraphrase an Irish saying, may the routes you travel “be lined with green lights.” When it comes to Ireland, green means, “Let’s go!”

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Walk/Hike
Kayak
Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Ireland

Start/End Cork

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

Highlights

  • Hike, bike and paddle amid a quintessential Irish landscape—green hills, small farms, cozy cottages and woolly sheep
  • Enjoy traditional Irish music and dance in some of our favorite pubs, an iconic part of life in Ireland
  • Celebrate Irish culture and legends during an evening of classic storytelling by a well-known shanachie
  • Discover fascinating history, lively villages and some of the country's best cycling and hiking routes
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3
Description

Begin your family adventure by traveling from Cork to the start of our first ride at a pub in Kilgarvan | Bike into the Roughty River Valley, and to the town of Kenmare | From the base of the Caha Mountains, ride into the lush Bonane Valley and to Bonane Heritage Park | Explore a private preserve that's home to sacred archaeological monuments including a ring fort, boulder burial and stone circle | Hop in a sea kayak to glide through the protected waterways of Kenmare Bay, enjoying the spectacular landscape and chatty seabirds | Join a private whiskey tasting with an expert | The pristine Beara Peninsula—one of Ireland's warmest areas—likely looks today like it did to the ancient Celts | Marvel at stunning views of the Glen Inchiquin Valley's glacier-carved mountains and sparkling lakes on a hike over Mount Knockagarrane | Behold a 4,000-year-old Druid stone circle, one of County Kerry's most impressive.

Accommodations
Sheen Falls Lodge, Kerry, Ireland
Sheen Falls Lodge
Kenmare
| Premiere Hotel

Set on a sprawling waterfront estate, this luxurious inn offers stunning views of Kenmare Bay, MacGillycuddy's Reeks and Sheen Falls. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6
Description

A gorgeous cycling route winds through Moll’s Gap | Views of wild Killarney National Park serve as the backdrop to lunch | Bike through the Blackwater Valley en route to the Gap of Dunloe | This narrow pass cuts through the highest peaks in Ireland | ​Hike in Killarney National Park with views of serene lakes, rushing waterfalls and dense forests | In Killarney, rows of houses sport cheerfully painted façades and ornate plasterwork | Settle in for an evening of classic storytelling with a well-known Irish shanachie | Make your way to 15th-century Ross Castle on foot for a tour of this old tower house | Extend your holiday in Cork, our vibrant gateway city.

Accommodations
Killarney Park Hotel, Kerry, Ireland
Killarney Park Hotel
Killarney
| Premiere Hotel

A handsome family-owned hotel, promising and delivering "warmth beyond the smile," in the heart of Killarney. (pool, spa)  

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
Biking
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 17 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 13 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Kayaking
on Kenmare Bay (2 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 49 miles | 3400 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 1500 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Also Included

  • 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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