8-Day Self-Guided West Cork Cycle

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Self Guided

The perfect way for the independent explorer to see our hidden gems & discover the many paths less travelled.
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Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience is recommended.
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7 nights stay,
6 days cycles
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Our West Cork Cycle takes you along the stunning West Cork coastline where the landscape is constantly changing from the crashing Atlantic Ocean to the quiet of pristine lakes and peaceful river valleys. This is an area of strong traditions, ancient culture and many relics from our past with standing stones, stone circles and castles, a cycling paradise. You will love this tour along the southern coast of the Wild Atlantic Way!

8-Day Self-Guided West Cork Cycle Supplement costs are as follows;

Single Room Supplement €300 | Solo Traveller Supplement €500

Hybrid Bike Supplement – €260.00| Road Bike Supplement – €310.00| eBike Supplement – €480.00

Upgrade options are in the downloadable itinerary here.

Should you decide to choose Solo Traveller Supplement please note the single room supplement costs are already included.

Should you require any further information about our Single Supplement or Solo Traveller costs please click here.


Enjoy world famous fish and chips in the seaside town of Kinsale the perfect reward after a day on the road.

This a tour of contrasts, From the city of Cork to the rural coastal towns and villages you will stay in along the route

Captivating scenes of patchwork green fields laid before you in the Glorious Borlin Valley

World class dining awaits in some of Irelands best loved foodie towns serving fresh local ingredients.

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Luggage transfers as per itinerary
Digital Route Notes & Maps or GPS Navigation app
Holiday specialists to handle the details of your trip
24 hour telephone support service
Upgrade option available – Please see downloadable PDF itinerary for details

Upgrade Options

Prices quoted are for the Silver Option. If you would like to upgrade please mention your desired option from the below table on the booking form page.


8-Day Self-Guided West Cork Coastal Cycle
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €713


Day 1 - Arrive in Cork City
Arrive in Cork city and check into your B&B your bicycles (if hiring) and Information Pack will be waiting for you. Take your bike for a test run in this beautiful city and enjoy what the locals call the “Real Capital of Ireland” A perfect location to begin your adventure.
Day 2 - Cork to Kinsale
Today's route takes you out of the city and very quickly you are meandering along quiet country roads as you cycle south towards the coast. Today's route has some uphill sections but these allow magnificent view over the surrounding countryside and out towards the coast as you approach your destination Ireland foodie capital the town of Kinsale. Delicious seafood and other local specialities are your reward for today's exertion.

Total Distance: 47.9km | Total Ascent: 706m | Total Descent: 140m | Max Elevations: 140m
Day 3 - Kinsale to Clonakilty
The first half of today’s cycle takes you along the impressive coast to the “Old Head of Kinsale”. From there you then cycle inland through forest and open countryside. It is a terrific farming region with glorious views all around.

Total Distance: 53.3km | Total Ascent: 674m | Total Descent: 651m
Day 4 - Clonakilty to Skibbereen
Leaving Clonakilty behind you – today’s cycle is a lovely trip on to the town of Skibbereen. You cycle through the beautiful villages of Glandore and Unionhall which are typical west Cork villages, passing by coast, forest and inland scenery – a perfect combination for a days cycling. There are pubs and shops in the main villages with excellent food available.

Total Distance: 57.6km | Total Ascent: 777m | Total Descent: 800m
Day 5 - Skibbereen to Bantry
Another day of stunning west Cork scenery awaits as you meander the quite country roads. Passing through farmland dotted with cattle and sheep watching Irish county life roll by around you. Your destination of Bantry town is famous for its food native to this part of Ireland so relax and enjoy an evening in one of the many great bars or restaurants. Just don’t enjoy it too much as you have some more cycling to do tomorrow!!

Total Distance: 43.6km | Total Ascent: 731m | Total Descent: 713m
Day 6 - Bantry to Kenmare
Today is one of the most impressive and picturesque cycles you could wish to do, the scenery along the route is stunning. The Borlin Valley which is a route seldom travelled allows a special experience. You will cross the Hills which separate the counties of Cork and Kerry giving you spectacular panoramic views. Finishing your days cycle on the banks of the Roughty River as it flows into Kenmare Bay. A fitting end to a great day in the saddle

Total Distance: 49.2km | Total Ascent: 686m | Total Descent: 698m
Day 7 - Kenmare to Killarney
Today you cycle along backroads to the famous Molls Gap offering wonderful views over the spectacular Three Lakes of Killarney. From here you continue cycling to the Black Valley and through the renowned Gap of Dunloe. This Glaciated Valley is truly one of Ireland’s most magnificent places to cycle with the sheer jagged rock faces towering above you as you meander around the many glacial lakes dotted through the valley. Your Irish cycling adventure returns you to Killarney for your final night and a fitting farewell to this memorable holiday.

Total Distance: 51.2km | Total Ascent: 679m | Total Descent: 659m | Max Elevations: 269m
Day 8 - Departure from Killarney
After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your cycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for your onward journey.

Departure Dates

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Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience is recommended.

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