5-Day Linda’s Favourite West Cork Hikes

5-Day Linda’s Favourite West Cork Hikes

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Expert Guide on tour offering guidance and local knowledge.
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Moderate
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Duration

4 nights stay, 3 days hiking
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Price

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5-Day Linda’s Favourite West Cork Hikes

Linda’s Favourite West Cork Hikes trip brings you to an area in the south west of Ireland that few visitors take the time to explore. It is the jewel in the crown for active people who enjoy finding places that others never see. The Beara Way & Sheeps Head Peninsula offer some of the best walking trails in this region of Ireland. With glorious hills and mountains, an array of ancient coastal tracks and some wonderful islands, the hiking here is unsurpassed. You will visit the remote Sheep’s Head Lighthouse, travel on Ireland’s only cable car to Dursey Island, explore the grounds of Bantry House and more on this wonderful 5 Day hiking trip. Our Guide will take you to the highlights of these 2 amazing, undiscovered peninsulas on the southern end of the Wild Atlantic Way.

The only way you will believe us is to come and enjoy it yourself.

 

If you would like a single room on this tour the Single Supplement costs for 5 Day Linda’s Favourite West Cork Hikes is €130.

For more information about this tour & to explore all your other options please contact a member of our team here.

To see a short video on this tour check out our YouTube page here.

Highlights

Dursey Island Cable Car is legendary in Ireland and offers access to a glorious island.

Visit Dunboy Castle, the ancestral home of the O’Sullivan Bere’s with a haunting history

Bantry Bay boasts the deepest natural harbour in Ireland and offers an amazing history

Sheeps Head is stunningly beautiful offering some of the best hikes in Ireland

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Expert local guide
6 fantastic hikes
Evening meals & lunches as per itinerary
Transport as per itinerary
Dedicated holiday specialist to help with planning

Itinerary

Day 1 - Castletownbere
Arrive to Castletownbere where your holiday begins. Meet your guide & your other group members (max 8 people) and enjoy an evening meal together as your Guide briefs you on the coming days (2 overnights here).
Meals: Dinner (D)
Day 2 - Dursey Sound
After a short drive (25 mins) you reach Dursey Sound where you take the Cable Car across to Dursey Island. Enjoy a wonderful hike around this glorious place, rich in history and boasting 8 inhabitants. Return to the mainland and visit the remains of Dunboy Castle on your way back to your accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L)
Total Distance: 13kms | Total Ascent: 560m | Total Descent: 540m | Max Elevation: 244m
Day 3 - Bantry
Enjoy hearing stories of the rich history that makes Bantry Bay so famous as you drive (approx. 50 mins) to reach Bantry town. After some free time here, you then start your hike along the spine of hills that make up the Sheeps Head Peninsula. With stunning views to Ireland’s most southerly point, Mizen Head, you reach your accommodation for your next 2 nights in the quaint little village of Kilcrohane.
Meals: B, L & D
Total Distance: 8.4kms | Total Ascent: 214m | Total Descent: 224m | Max Elevation: 214m
Day 4 - Sheep's Head Peninsula
Hiking to the western tip of the Sheeps Head Peninsula today, you will be in awe of the wonderful landscapes and vistas that surround you. Passing an operational lighthouse, you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Signal Tower that originally acted like an early lighthouse. With an opportunity to feast on the best tea & apple pie in the region at the end of your hike, you will be happy to linger as long as possible.
Meals: B, L & D
Total Distance: 12kms | Total Ascent: 411m | Total Descent: 404m | Max Elevation: 221m
Day 5 - Bantry
After breakfast, your Guide will drive you to Bantry where your holiday ends. From here, you can avail of the excellent bus service to all major towns, cities & airports in Ireland.
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Grading

Moderate hikes each day – A reasonable level of fitness is required with the ability to handle elevations changes during each hike.

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