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Ireland Landscapes: Wild Atlantic Way Adventurer Tour

  • Ireland

  • 5 nights

Grade 3 - Brisk

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Oh wow, what an adventure! This unforgettable journey takes you along the southern stretches of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way where you will explore the Rebel Kingdom and Banner counties of Cork, Kerry and Clare. Through the many hiking and biking experiences, you will travel off-the-beaten-track and marvel at the diversity of landscapes from rolling hills to rugged mountains and spectacular coastlines. With just the right blend of culture, history, character, rural islands, iconic attractions and Irish hospitality, this tour from Beyond the Glass gives you the real Ireland. 

The Basics

Start: Cork 

Finish: Option to return to Dublin or Cork

Minimum Age: 16 years

Group Size: Maximum 12 persons



The 6-day Wild Atlantic Way Adventurer Tour takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes, historical sights and hidden secrets of Ireland. So warm up your muscles because you're about to explore Emerald Isle—by bike, on foot and by car. 

  • Journey through hidden Ireland on a Wild Atlantic Way adventure
  • Hassle-free fully escorted tour with guided activities 
  • Explore the Irish towns of Dingle and Westport and iconic attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher
  • Travel back in time to the Bronze Age and Celtic Ireland while you visit 3000-year-old stonebuilt monuments
  • Relax as the tour travels along breathtakingly beautiful drives with expert onboard commentary



The adventure tour begins in Cork City from where you will visit Kinsale, the southern starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way. Kinsale is a beautiful harbor town with a rich maritime past. Explore Charles Fort and the Old Head of Kinsale. Then travel west along the Wild Atlantic Way. Today’s activity is cycling along the spectacular West Cork coastline. This is a beautiful ride with excellent views along the route and it is a perfect opening to your Wild Atlantic Way Adventure. Tonight’s accommodation is in West Cork Hotel.

Today's first stop is the Glengarriff Nature Reserve. Here, you'll hike through native oak and hazel woodlands and along gentle flowing streams. The hike takes 2h and 45 min. You'll then travel over the spectacular Caha Pass to the town of Kenmare. In Kenmare, you'll stop for lunch, after which you will have time to explore this heritage town and visit an ancient stone circle. The tour continues west on the Ring of Kerry and explores the beach towns on the route. Tonight’s accommodation is in Waterville, once a favorite vacation spot for Charlie Chaplin.

Explore the Iveragh Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Cycle on the magnificent Valentia Island, steeped in history with some awesome scenery. There are views over the fishing village of Portmagee and out to the Skellig Islands, which were one of the filming locations for the latest installment of Star Wars. Tonight’s accommodation is in Killarney town. Here you can relax and unwind with a well-earned pint of Guinness. Killarney is wonderfully located on the edge of Killarney National Park and surrounded by the magical scenery of Killarney's lakes, ancient woodlands and mountains.

Today you will get a real sense of this region’s boundless energy and exquisite beauty. You will cycle through the wonderful Killarney National Park and Muckross Gardens. The route takes in much of the original national park, a beautiful waterfall and a circuit of Muckross Lake. After lunch, you'll continue around the park. You will have time to explore Killarney town and Killarney House. Tonight’s accommodation is in Killarney.

Today's tour takes you west from Killarney to the salty fresh-air playground of Inch Beach. Here you can take a life-affirming plunge in the ocean. You'll then continue west along the Slea Head Drive on the Dingle Peninsula. This is a spectacular drive with views of rugged coastlines and some of Ireland's remote Islands. You'll make a lunch stop in Dingle—a small town with great local art and craft stores as well as excellent artisan cafes. In the afternoon, you'll go on a hike that begins in a mixed deciduous Irish woodland of oak, ash and chestnut trees. The walk rises slowly, climbing out of the valley to be greeted with panoramic views of the mountains of Cork and Kerry. Tonight’s accommodation is in Limerick.

On the final day of the tour, there is still lots of adventure. Firstly, you will visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. You will arrive at the creatively built interpretative Center via a hike along the top of the mesmerizing cliffs. It is a fantastic hike with views out over the Atlantic to the Aran Islands and is one of the lesser-used paths. After lunch in Doolin, the tour will continue to The Burren National Park. The Burren is a unique landscape made up of limestone rock pavement, calcareous grassland, and ash and hazel woodland. The tour explores The Burren, where you can spot some fossilized ancient sea life and rare alpine flowers. You will have the option of returning to Dublin or Cork on the final day of the tour.


We have selected some really beautiful 3* & 4* accommodation for you to rest your head and recuperate after each day's travel. The accommodation is a mixture of hotels and B&Bs which boast authentic Irish hospitality and encourage you to enjoy the Irish spirit of fun. The cost of all accommodation is included in the full tour price and this is on a bed and breakfast basis only. The standard for all accommodation includes private en suite bedrooms, TV and Wi-Fi.

If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors and you maintain a reasonable level of fitness, then a Beyond the Glass Tour is for you. The daily activities on each of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. The typical activity is a three hours hike on uneven ground or three-hour cycling on a country road.

As well as your normal traveling attire the following essential gear will be required:

  • Walking boots
  • Comfortable trainers/runners
  • Comfortable and breathable outdoor clothing, including shorts, swimwear, trekking trousers, fleece and hat
  • Gaiters & walking poles (personal choice but recommended)
  • Cycling shorts
  • Good quality waterproof jacket and trousers (preferably breathable)
  • Daypack/rucksack, water bottle
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Medication—ensure that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or special dietary requirements. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make every effort to accommodate you.

While there are no restrictions on the size or the number of bags, we ask you please consider what you pack. Bring the essentials and enough for you to enjoy the trip but do not overpack. As a guide, we recommend you keep your baggage to one standard size suitcase and one carry-on suitcase.

Yes, you do need travel insurance. Beyond the Glass strongly recommends that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal luggage, money and public liability before you travel. We reserve the right to refuse admission to a passenger unless the client has arranged appropriate insurance. Beyond the Glass accepts no responsibility for loss or personal damage to personal belongings or liability for personal injury/death.

Each tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

All Beyond the Glass Tours depart from Cork City. Your travel requirements throughout the tour are included. On day 1 of the tour, you will join the tour group, at a central Cork City location, at 8 am. The planned tour departure time is 8:30 am. The tour ends at the same Central Cork City location.

When you have booked the tour we will email you the exact detail of the meeting point and tour itinerary.

Getting to and from the start/endpoint is the individual responsibility of everyone on the tour

Cork is connected by plane, train and bus.

  • You can fly to Cork from London, Europe and the U.S.
  • There is regular train service to Cork from many of the major Irish cities
  • There is regular bus service between Cork and Ireland's major airports and cities

No, but the tours are recommended for people who are 16 years or older. 



Price is in GBP. Prices in USD are approximate conversions.


Deposit of approximately $760 per person; or you can pay in full at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy 

If you give over 60 days’ notice of cancellation you will be refunded 85% of the tour price. For cancellation between 31 and 59 days, you will be refunded 60% of the total amount. For cancellations less than 30 days before the tour start date, the full amount will be charged with no refund. You are allowed to postpone the tour without additional charge with a 30 days’ notice; this is dependent on availability. For tours postponed between 30 and 7 days, there is approximately a $60 charge.

*Special consideration will be given to cancellations due to Covid-19 or for other public health reasons. These will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

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