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Cycle the West Cork Coastline in Ireland
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Our starting point is Cork City on the banks for the river Lee. It is the river that provides our inspiration as we begin our journey following backroads along its course to the wonderful glacial lake and hermitage retreat of Gougane Barra.

The fresh salty air of the Atlantic Ocean is our next inspiration as we sweep down towards Bantry Bay and take in the wonderfully remote and unspoilt charms of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula.

We hug the coastline for the rest of the week taking in the charming villages of Baltimore, Union Hall and Glandore, with the nearby Neolithic stone circle of Drombeg.

The towns of Clonakilty and Kinsale await where the brightly coloured villages compete with each other for your attention, all this connected by sweet scented fushia-lined backroads.
The group tour finishes up in Kinsale, whereas the self gided tour heads back to Cork city for the last night.

       

Character- Moderate

The roads are all sealed and the route is designed to ensure that you spend most of the week on quiet back roads, away from the main tourist routes.

 

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cork
Our start point is Cork City, European city of culture for 2005. On arrival you can check into your guesthouse and spend the rest of the day exploring this attractive city. Group tours meet at 6.30 at a centrally located hotel.

Day 2: Cork to Gougane Barra
Your cycle starts by the banks of the Lee where you travel along quiet back roads to a lunch stop in the market town of Macroom. In the afternoon you continue up the Lee Valley through rolling countryside to the wonderfully peaceful Lakeside retreat of Gougane Barra , the source of the River Lee and Irelands first National Park.

Day 3: Gougane Barra to Ahakista
You cycle down to the coast past fields of grazing cattle and sheep to the coastal town of Bantry for lunch. In the afternoon you head out to the beautiful Sheeps Head Peninsula and cycle along quiet coastal roads with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. That night you have a home cooked dinner in your guesthouse.

Day 4: Ahakista to Baltimore
You cycle onto the Mizen Peninsula in the morning and the village of Schull. After lunch you can either cycle the coast road or else take a ferry across Roaring Water Bay (it is usually quite calm!) to the village of Baltimore.

Day 5: Rest Day in Baltimore
Baltimore is a lovely village to potter around for the day or else you can take off to explore the nearby islands and countryside.

Day 6: Baltimore to Clonakilty
In the morning you cycle along quiet backroads to the peaceful Lough Ine and then follow the West Cork coast to the village of Glandore where you can have lunch overlooking the beautiful Glandore Harbour with its two islands, Adam and Eve. In the afternoon you can visit a 3,000 year old stone circle , one of the best examples of its kind in the country, before following another scenic coastal cycle to the bustling town of Clonakilty.

Day 7: Clonakilty to Cork
In the morning you head straight to the village of Timoleague, where you can visit a 15th Century Franciscan Friary. You continue to hug the coastline all the way to the historic town of Kinsale, site of the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 where you can have lunch.
Unlike the group tour on the self led tour we continue our journey back into Cork city, along quiet roads, where you spend the last night of the tour.

Saturday: Tour ends. In the morning you are free to make your own way back to Cork City which is 18 miles (29 km) away.

Airport / Transfers

The nearest international airport is Shannon, with Dublin a little further afeild. Buses depart each city to Galway on a regular basis. There is also a regular train service from Dublin to Galway. Schedules are provided in your tour package.

Escorted Tour : Our escorted bicycle tours include all services provided to our “Individual” riders, as well as the following additional services:

  • Tour Escort, well familiar with the region, with a van.
  • Daily personal tour introduction.
  • Opportunity to ride the bus.
  • By common consent the tour companion organises sightseeing and picnics.
  • Entrance fees and guided sightseeing are (partly) included in the price.
  • 7 nights in excellent quality, small family run guesthouses and B & B's, all rooms with WC and shower.
  • Substantial breakfast each day
  • One dinner
  • Professional tour guide at your disposal each evening, in an accompanying van during the day.
  • Daily tour discussion in the morning
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Maps with indicated routes, detailed route description, tourist information about places of interest.
  • 21 speed Trek hybrid bike with pannier, mudguards & water bottle
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All sales are final and no refunds will be issued. If you cancel an event within the cancellation policy detailed in the event description, a credit will be issued for the full amount that can be applied towards a future event. All trips are rain or shine with the exclusion of conditions deemed hazardous to your safety. If a trip is rescheduled due to unsatisfactory conditions, weather, double booking or any other unforeseen circumstances, an in-house credit for the trip will be applied to any other trip for one calendar year. Meet Market Adventures is a social event company for singles. Our events run on a first come first serve basis. We do not guarantee equal men to women ratios at events. We do guarantee that you will have fun and meet new people.

Photos will be taken at all Meet Market Adventures events. Some of these photos will be displayed on the Meet Market Adventures website. By attending a Meet Market Adventures event you agree that your photo may be published on our website. You also agree your photo or a likeness of you may be used for promotional purposes via video, print, or web, without compensation to you.

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