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The Skellig Ring and Skellig Michael


The wonderful Skellig Ring was recently awarded a Top 10, worldwide places to visit in 2017 accolade, from Lonely Planet.

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The Skellig Ring and Skellig Michael

The wonderful Skellig Ring was recently awarded a Top 10, worldwide places to visit in 2017 accolade, from Lonely Planet.

The scenery here in west Kerry is some of the most spectacular along the Wild Atlantic Way, with some beautiful coastal routes that will absolutely take your breath away. This Tour also includes a boat trip out to Skellig Michael, where a Christian monastery was founded between the 6th and 8th century and more recently was used as a setting for the latest of the Star Wars movies. West Kerry is one of the best locations in Europe for a cycling trip, but don’t just take our word for it, come and experience it for yourself!

DURATION

4 Days / 3 Nights

PRICES FROM

Prices from €165.00 per person, per night to include accommodation, breakfast, evening meal and bike hire.

Details

DURATION This Tour is for 4 Days/ 3 Nights
TOUR DATES 2017 This Tour starts every Sunday from 2nd April 2017 until 24th September 2017.
LEVEL Moderate
EQUIPMENT Ride Wild will provide a Touring bike for the duration of the Tour. E – Bikes can also be provided at a supplement of €45.00 per day.
ACCOMMODATION On this Tour, we use a beautifully located house, that comes fully serviced, including a hearty breakfast before departing for the day’s cycle, and a wonderful home cooked evening meal. The accommodation on the Tour operates similar to the ski chalet experience, with a host, and full laundry facilities for your cycling kit.
MEALS Included on this Tour is a hearty breakfast before departure, and a wonderful home cooked meal on arrival back into the house on completion of the day’s cycle. We will recommend a lunch stop for each day but please note lunch is not included in the above Tour price.
TRANSFERS Return transfers can be arranged to and from Cork and Shannon Airport, at a cost of €45 per person each way.

Itinerary

DAY 1  Arrival

Today is arrival day into Portmagee, in beautiful west Kerry. You will be fitted for your bikes, and we’ll take a short spin out of town to look at the stunning coastline, and ensure you are comfortable with your bike. You’ll have a wonderful home cooked evening meal, after which you can explore the town and enjoy some traditional Irish music, and the mandatory pint of Guinness!

DAY 2   

Today our Tour takes you on a fabulous 35km spin to explore majestic Valentia Island. This stunning Island offers the cyclist rugged beauty, charm and some wonderful wild life. The island also has some historical treasures such as Cromwell’s Point lighthouse and the Valentia Cable Station, the landing point in 1844 of the first transatlantic cable from the USA. After the spin we will return to the house for a well – earned, hearty home cooked evening meal.

DAY 3   

Today’s spin takes us on a 60km route around the spectacular Skellig Ring. Voted by Lonely Planet among the top ten places to visit worldwide in 2017, we are now giving you the opportunity to cycle it! The scenery is breath taking, and you’ll be busy with your camera today. After the day’s spin, you’ll enjoy a wonderful home cooked evening meal, before relaxing and enjoying some wonderful Irish hospitality in the village bar.

DAY 4   

Today we take a boat trip to the UNESCO Heritage site of Skellig Michael, the site of a Christian monastery founded in the 6th century and more recently used as a location for the current Star Wars movie. The scenery from Skellig Michael is amazing, and there is also an abundance of wild sea birds, so make sure to bring the camera, and you will get some amazing shots. There is a supplement of €40.00 per person to cover the return ferry transfer.

Accommodation

On this Tour, we use a beautifully located house, that comes fully serviced, including a hearty breakfast before departing for the day’s cycle, and a wonderful home cooked evening meal. The accommodation on the Tour operates similarly to the ski chalet experience, with a host, and laundry facilities for your cycling kit.

Terms & Conditions

  • To secure your booking full payment is required at time of booking.
  • Any booking cancelled in advance of 45 days from the start date of the tour will be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations within 45 days of the start date of the tour will the full payment will be forfeited.
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