Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Cork Coast Cycle

Quiet roads lined with wild, deeply scented flowers, plunging coastline and rural landscapes, this tour encapsulates the essence of southern Ireland, from rolling green fields to spectacular coastal rides. West Cork is also best known for its colourful villages all of which are brightly painted in a wonderful array of vibrant colours, with hanging baskets brimming with flowers out the front of every pub and shop. This is the more cosmopolitan part of rural Ireland with many choosing to settle in this idyllic setting. After a visit to the colourful town of Kinsale, where artists mingle with fishermen, the cycle route heads to Bantry. This town is situated beneath the sheltering hills at the head of famous Bantry Bay, one of the most beautiful bays along the Irish coasts. The route then heads inland to Killarney, the gateway to the Ring of Kerry. Staying in specially handpicked B&Bs and Inns, the trip offers a full Irish cultural experience.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Cork
DAY 2 Cycle to the colourful fishing village of Kinsale (26 or 47.5km)
DAY 3 Cycle through classic coast and farming scenery to Clonakilty (47.8km)
DAY 4 Cycle through typical west Cork villages to Skibbereen (46 or 59km)
DAY 5 A choice of routes to cycle to Bantry (43.5 or 52km)
DAY 6 Picturesque cycle to Kenmare via the Healy Pass or the Borlin Valley (72 or 49.6km)
DAY 7 Take in the views over the Lakes of Killarney en route to Killarney (53.5 or 32km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: CWS
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling
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price: $1,619.00 USD

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electric bike (where available & on request) US $270

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