Today’s 3rd stage of our West Cork Tour sees us take another stunning coastal route, with again the wonderful wild Atlantic coastline on your left. We will have some fabulous opportunities before our lunch stop to take some amazing pictures; this route allows you really experience all that the west coast of Ireland has to offer, and we believe the scenery in this area is unrivalled anywhere in Europe, as one of our cyclists described this stage ‘Its like the hand of man never touched it’.
Today’s lunch stop is in the beautiful village of Durrus. All along this route there are wonderful cafes and restaurants to keep us nicely fuelled up, and this part of West Cork prides itself on fantastic homemade cakes and tarts!
After lunch we take on the second half of today’s stage, and what a treat we have in store for you. The peninsula that we’re heading out on is the aptly named Sheeps Head, one of our most favourite parts of the country for cycling. The scenery on this stretch is breath taking, so once again have the camera phones fully charged and at the ready.
The route will ultimately bring us into the wonderful seaside town of Bantry. Situated overlooking magnificent Bantry Bay, the town has an array of excellent bars and restaurants to explore, and enjoy some well – earned leisure time out of the saddle, soaking up the world famous Irish hospitality. Our accommodation for tonight is in the wonderfully located Maritime Hotel overlooking Bantry Bay.