Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 9+

From $5,149 - $5,299 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 9+

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Aug 2025: Jun-Aug

From $5,149 - $5,299 /person

Traditional Irish Culture from Cork to Killarney

On two wheels and on foot in Ireland, it's easy to feel connected to your surroundings—and to each other. Gaze at the clouds. Listen to birdsong. Visit places whose names reflect their charm. Ride through remote misty mountains and colorful historic towns. Watch a Kerry dance, and visit a stone circle. There are Gaelic sports for kids and a whiskey tasting for adults. Ease, simplicity and an unforgettable family vacation.

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Biking
Walk/Hike
Kayak

Highlights

  • Bike, hike and paddle through a quintessential Irish landscape—green hills, small farms, quaint cottages and woolly sheep
  • Enjoy a private whiskey tasting with a local expert for adults while the kids play traditional Gaelic sports
  • Unwind with your family during an evening of classic storytelling by a well-known Irish shanachie
  • Revel in fascinating history and lively village culture, including a traditional Irish dance demonstration
Ireland Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Ireland

Start/End Cork

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Begin your adventure by traveling from Cork to the start of our first bike ride at a pub in Kilgarvan • Pedal into the Roughty River Valley, and to the outdoor-activity-loving town of Kenmare • From the base of the Caha Mountains, bike into the lush Bonane Valley and to Bonane Heritage park, 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 • Kids try their hand at making their own chocolate treats and play Gaelic football and hurling • Join a private whiskey tasting with an expert while youngsters indulge in fish-and-chips • The pristine Beara Peninsula—one of Ireland's warmest areas—likely looks today like it did to the ancient Celts • Soak up 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 • A festive Irish dance and music demonstration gets feet stomping!

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

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) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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 • Families bike through the Blackwater Valley en route to the Gap of Dunloe • This narrow pass cuts through the highest peaks in Ireland • ​Hike through 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.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

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)  

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From $5,149 - $5,299 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-3

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) 

Nights 4-5

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)  

From $5,149 - $5,299 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • For children up to 85 pounds
  • Attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.

From $5,149 - $5,299 /person

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