Two day self-guided cycle adventure from Kinsale to Clonakilty
NEW FOR 2017!
Cycle from Kinsale to Clonakilty along the coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way. Stay overnight in a country B&B in Clonakilty and cycle back the next day following a GPS guided route taking you through the beautiful Irish countryside. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the area!
Day 1 (43km + 5km optional detour)
We'll meet you in Kinsale and get you set up with bikes, helmets etc. At the same time, we'll pick up your bags so they can be delivered to your B&B for the night, leaving you free to cycle along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. On the way to Clonakilty, your destination, enjoy the stunning coastal views from the Old Head of Kinsale, Coolmaine Beach and Timoleague Abbey. There's even an optional detour to Kilbrittain where you can pop into the local park to view the skeleton of a whale or if history is more your thing, you can visit the Michael Collins Centre! Stay overnight in the Macliam Lodge B&B in Clonakilty, where Maeve, your host, will greet you with a warm Irish 'failte' or welcome. Why not enjoy a pint of Guinness and find some live Irish music in a local pub that evening?
Day 2 (53km + 10km optional detour)
After a hearty Irish breakfast at the B&B, you have an optional cycle to Inchadoney Beach (10km roundtrip) or alternatively, spend some time exploring Clonakility. Then, it's time to cycle back to Kinsale, following a pre-programmed route which takes in the best spots - the scenic countryside of the Seven Heads peninsula including dramatic Dunworley Cove. Stop for a delicious lunch in Courtmacsherry (we know a great spot!). Continue cycling through the quaint town of Ballinspittle (another great stop for coffee and baked goods) and past the 'moving statue' in the grotto which caused a national stir in the 80s. We'll meet you in Kinsale, to return your luggage, collect the bikes etc. and enjoy the stories of your adventures!
Price includes: per person sharing
- Bike rental for 2 days (includes mountain bike suitable for touring, helmet, high vis vest and repair kit).
- One night accommodation in the Macliam Lodge B&B, Clonakility.*
- GPS/phone with pre-programmed route, waterproof case and handlebar mount.
- Bag delivery to/from B&B in Clonakilty to Kinsale.
*Alternative equivalent accommodation will be provided should this not be available. Single supplement €20. T&Cs apply.