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Are you looking for an all-encompassing outdoor adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way that visits all important sites as well as off the beaten track parts of the country? Our Beyond the Glass 8-Day Explorer Tour has it all!

Starting in Cork City our 8-Day Explorer Tour travels north along the Wild Atlantic Way on uncrowded paths that let you experience the real Ireland from the bike saddle and various breathtaking hikes. This action- and view-packed trip will have you falling completely for Ireland! From a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Inch Beach to a visit to the unique Aran Islands - this tour and its numerous highlights include many diverse aspects of Irish nature, culture and history. Our trained and experienced guides with their vast knowledge of everything Ireland will be able to provide you with all the information you need.

The tour is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore both known and unknown sites and a diversity of landscapes in Ireland. It departs from Cork City and ends in Dublin, the perfect choice for anyone who wants to make the most of their time in this beautiful country. Accommodations are included and consist of carefully selected boutique hotels and B&Bs that will give you a sense of comfort and Irish hospitality after each day of activity.

Join our 8-Day Explorer Tour for the ultimate Irish experience!


Day 1: Starting the tour in Cork City, you will visit nearby Blarney Castle followed by a cycle on a beautiful coastal route - perfect openers for the exciting week to come!

Day 2: The second day brings a scenic hike on a West Cork Peninsula followed by a drive to Kenmare and finally Killarney.

Day 3: Spend the day exploring the Killarney lakes during a boat tour, the Gap of Dunloe from the bike saddle and Killarney town during a nice evening stroll.

Day 4: Hike in the heart of Killarney National Park and visit Muckross Abbey and the gardens of Muckross House before travelling to Inch Beach, where you can take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean or try Hurling (Ireland's national sport). The Slea Head Drive is combined with a hike along the rugged Atlantic coastline, finally leading you to Dingle.

Day 5: After crossing the Shannon Estuary by ferry a hike along the cliffs leads you to the spectacular and famous Cliffs of Moher. After lunch we visit the Burren, a unique UNESCO Geopark.

Day 6: Explore Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands on quiet country roads. After visiting an Iron Age ring fort, hike along the Atlantic's edge through fields, rocky beaches and green roads. In the evening we return to Connemara.

Day 7: Explore the magic of Connemara National Park with a hike to the top of Diamond Hill. Visit Kylemore Abbey & the Victorian Walled Garden. We end the day with a drive along Killary Fjord into County Mayo to Clew Bay.

Day 8: On the final day you will cycle along Ireland's original Greenway and soak up the nature which surrounds the beautiful town of Westport. A fantastic cycle and fitting way to complete the tour before it finds its end in Dublin.

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