West Cork by Bike

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours


8 days





The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!

3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.



The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.


Day 1: Cork
Individual arrival in Cork and accommodation in hotel. Cork is a lively town that offers many entertainment alternatives; most points of interest are within a short walk of each other.

Day 2: Cork – Gougane Barra (72 km)
After picking up your bikes, you will start your tour by cycling along the banks of the Lee River on quiet secondary roads. You can stop for a quick lunch in the market town of Macroom before continuing along the Lee Valley through beautiful countryside to the quiet refuge of Gougane Barra, the source of the Lee River and the first National Park in Ireland.

Day 3: Gougane Barra – Ahakista (45 km)
Today, you will descend towards the coast across fields once used for sheep grazing to reach the coastal town of Bantry. After lunch, you can visit Bantry House, residence of the Earl of Bantry, and stroll through the beautiful gardens. In the afternoon, you will head towards the Sheeps Heads peninsula, cycling on quiet coastal roads that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 4: Ahakista - Baltimore (63 km)
This morning you will cycle to the fishing village of Schull where you can have lunch. In the afternoon, you will continue to the vibrant town of Skibereen before heading south to the small town of Baltimore where you will spend two nights.

Day 5: Baltimore
Today you can choose whether to relax or engage in various activities: you can visit Cape Clear Island with its magnificent views over West Cork, do some trekking in the forest on Lough Ine, the only salt lake in northwest Europe, or take a bus to Skibereen where the livestock market still takes place weekly... for a throwback to the rural life of the past!

Day 6: Baltimore - Clonakilty (63 km)
In the morning, on secondary roads, you will reach the quiet Lough Ine and then follow the West Cork coast to the town of Glandore where you can have lunch enjoying the view of the harbor with the two islands Adam and Eve. In the afternoon, you can visit the 3000-year-old monolith site, one of the best examples of its kind in the country; you will then continue along another scenic road to Clonakilty.

Day 7: Clonakilty – Kinsale – Cork (62 or 79 km)
First, you will cycle inland to Timoleague where you can visit the 15th-century Franciscan convent, then continue along the coast to the historic town of Kinsale, site of the eponymous battle of 1601. In the afternoon, you will return to Cork for the last overnight stay.

Day 8: Cork
After breakfast, end of services and individual departure.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • 1 dinner (at Gougane Barra)
  • Guide in a back up van on our supported tours

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

West Cork by Bike

  • To discover Cork, a lively city, full of youth and initiative, characterized by long quays where you can take walks and multicolored pubs where you can spend the evenings
  • To cycle through the picturesque landscapes of Kerry and West Cork counties, where the Gulf Stream makes the climate mild and pleasant
  • To get to know Kinsale, a typical fishing port that maintains a seventeenth-century star-shaped fortress
  • To cross through fishing villages famous for restaurants, explore their bright and colorful streets, and enjoy Irish music
  • To experience an unforgettable holiday exploring Ireland by bike, admiring green and vast expanses of fields and spectacular rugged coasts

🙋 Frequently asked questions

  • Can I bring my own bike?

  • What kind of assistance will I have during the trip?

  • How do I know if a tour is within my capabilities?

  • What is the cost of renting bicycles?

  • Are rented bikes equipped with accessories like lights or bags?


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