We cycle along the River Lee and the West Cork
Coast, where the smell of the sea battles with the scent of bracken
and wildflowers, then on to beautiful Gougana Barra, where St.
Finbar built his monastery in the sixth century. Traveling on,
we head south to Sheep's Head peninsula and the Mizen Peninsula,
Ireland's most southwesterly point, with its rugged landscape and
ancient heritage. There is a free day to roam around the lovely
seaside village of Baltimore, and explore the nearby islands and
countryside. Then we cycle through Clonaklity, the birthplace of
the revolutionary leader Michael Collins, and the village of Timoleague,
to visit an old Franciscan Friary. The trip begins in Cork and
ends in the historic town of Kinsale.
Level of difficulty: Moderate.
What's included: Use of bicycle, accommodations, experienced
guide, support van, and breakfasts.