Costa Rica Traverse

I don't think my feet have touched the ground since I've returned from Costa Rica so any relaxation achieved on the trip is rapidly disappearing sadly. However, just a quick note to say that it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seemless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain. I was going to go on a Patagonia trek but delighted that I was advised to do this trip - it really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy. Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

L Chambers | 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
Next Trip:  Daily year round
price: $1,690.00 USD

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Options & Supplements*
single supplement US $360
electric bike (where available & on request) US $260

*Prices listed are per person