Sip the "Water of Life" at an Irish whiskey distillery, cycle around the rugged coastline of Slea Head, kayak through the clear waters of the lakes of Killarney, hike past picturesque villages and unspoilt countryside, drink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub.
Ireland is well known for its rolling green hills – so why not get out there and bike them? On this active trip to the Emerald Isle, you’ll find plenty of adrenaline-filled activities that will get you into remote parts of the country and let you see this popular destination in a different way. Of course, there will still be plenty of chances for whiskey tasting and a pint at the pub as well. Get to know Ireland’s rugged side up close and personal.
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Arrive at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.
Heading out of Cork travel east to Midleton, and pause to visit the Midleton Distillery. Enjoy a detailed explanation of Irish whiskey making, and a quick sample of the "Water of Life." Continue on to Dingle and enjoy a free afternoon to stroll around this little town.
Out onto the hills today, walking out through a remote valley following the Dingle peninsula north to south. The hike follows the "Way of the Cows" along an old droving path, passing ruined villages along the way. Finish up at the village of Annascaul, with time to stop and enjoy a quick pint in the South Pole Inn.
Cycle out to the westernmost point of Ireland today. The route is around Slea Head is rugged and stunning with views out over the sea. Cycle through woodland out to Slea Head, with dramatic views out to South Kerry and around the coast. Continuing through fishing villages the route returns to Dingle.
Seeing the landscape from the water provides a different perspective on Ireland's verdant beauty. Kayak along the three Lakes of Killarney and through the Lake District. After crossing the lakes, there is time to explore Muckross House and it's surrounding gardens. Spend the night in Killarney.
Back on two feet today for a hike in Killarney National Park. The ancient oak woods here provide a suitable backdrop to the walk. Starting at Torc Waterfall and follow an old Butter Road to the Galways Bridge. Return to Killarney this evening where there may be time to enjoy an optional traditional Irish dinner with story telling and music.
Return to Cork and depart at any time.
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