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6-Day Adventure Tour on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
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6-Day Adventure Tour on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

By Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 15-65, max of 12 per group
Duration: 6 days
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Live guide: English
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  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Guided biking and hiking.
  • Small groups tour with Local driver/guide and live commentary on board.
  • All required equipment (bicycle and helmet) outside of your required gear listed.
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Glengarriff Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Derrynane Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - The Burren National Park
What's not included
  • Meals and snacks (outside of your breakfast) are not included in your tour price.

Start:
  • Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
    Travellers will be greeted at the starting point.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69411P3

    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • As well as your normal travelling attire the following essential gear will be required:
    • Walking boots.
    • Comfortable trainers/runners.
    • Comfortable and breathable outdoor clothing, including shorts, swimwear, trekking trousers, fleece and hat.
    • Gaiters & walking poles (personal choice but recommended).
    • Cycling shorts.
    • Good quality waterproof jacket and trousers (preferably breathable).
    • Day-pack/rucksack, water bottle.
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Medication – ensure that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or special dietary requirements. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make every effort to accommodate you.
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • While there are no restrictions on size of bag or number of bags, we ask you please consider what you pack. Bring the essentials and enough for you to enjoy the trip but do not over pack. As a guide we recommend you keep your baggage to one standard size suitcase and one carry on suitcase.
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69411P3

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    Itinerary
    Overview
    Full Map
    15 stops
    Day 1
    The tour begins in Cork city. In...
    Day 2
    Hike in the Spectacular Beara...
    Day 3
    Explore the Iveragh Peninsula...
    Day 4
    Cycle through Killarney National...
    Day 5
    Cycle on the Dingle Peninsula,...
    Day 6
    Vsit the spectacular Cliffs of...
    About the operator
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    • Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours
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      Ireland
      Joined in July 2017
    • MTtraveler802
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do Cork activity.
      Enjoyable and informative introduction to the city of Cork. Easy bike riding mostly away from traffic. Guide was knowledgeable about the city history. A pleasant and worthwhile addition to a city visit.
      Written 8 September 2023
    • 843kristenw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Intro to Cork
      Dáibhidh was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting insight for us. This is a relatively easy ride for all levels of experience.
      Written 30 July 2023
    • Millisole
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great introduction to Cork
      Really enjoyable, informative, and friendly. Provided a great introduction to the city and points of interest. Very knowledgeable on the history of the city. The only downside was lack of clear directions on the parts of the tour when on roads, especially if group includes nervous cyclists.
      Written 29 July 2023
    • lilgoestravel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfectly balanced tour!
      What a great experience the 8-Day Tour with Beyond the Glass was! From the beginning of the booking process to the drop-off and e-contact after the tour, I felt that my vacation was in good hands. At all times James, tour guide and owner of the company, was very attentive and showed great flexibility for adapting to our wishes and needs. His Irish spirit and love for the country were apparent and he did a great job in inspiring similar feelings in me. The tour's itinerary is thought through very well and combines the most important spots with calmer areas and hidden gems - giving a chance for an all-around Irish experience. James' knowledge of the regions travelled, as well as their history, flora and fauna was very impressive and I learned loads during the tour. Besides the great hikes, cycles and traveling parts, there was ample opportunity to explore Irish culture and cuisine (with the group and alone). Both the restaurants and accomodations chosen for our group were of excellent quality and made the trip even more enjoyable. To summarise: The tour was a perfect combination of activities along the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way with many interesting insights into Irish history and culture making for a fun and memorable trip. If you want to explore Ireland "beyond the glass" you will be in the right place on one of James' tours! :)
      Written 27 July 2023
    • alexiamZ6723LM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Tour was great. Guide did an awesome job of explaining the history of cork. A couple of hills but all manageable. Highly recommended. Gave me a better appreciation for the city.
      Written 20 July 2023
    • deirdreilaosullivan
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful 8 days
      Wonderful 8 day tour around the wild Atlantic Way. Edwina, our driver and guide really knew the ropes and the ways around and also gave great overview of the context of the many places we visited. It was great there were only 12 people on the tour. I was the only Australian with 11 Americans but we all had lots of fun. The tour included excellent accomodation and 4 star eating options, free time to explore and interesting historical places to visit. The Skelligs Michael boat tour was a personal highlight for me and we were lucky the boat could brave the seas on the day we booked. The tour also listened to the preferences of the travellers and made and effort to include them. Highly recommend this Company .
      Written 17 July 2023
    • gag70
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Small group, adventurous Ireland with excellent guide
      Simply amazing! You never know what you will get when booking a tour: hotels, people, activities. Traveling with Beyond the Glass was as close to perfect as you can get. I was traveling with my wife and upper teenage kids. James is not just the guide, he owns the company. His lifelong love of Ireland came clearly through even before the tour started. Hotels were great, every one of them. James personally knew many of the proprietors, which afforded us some special access along the way. Activities. I wanted an active, adventurous holiday, and got just that. From the first bike ride, through challenging hikes in rain and shine. We got an excellent taste of many of the core Ireland tour spots and even more off the beaten track ones. Group. We were a small group, 12 in all. The van is quite comfortable, even when full. The group consisted of people from their late teens and into their 50s. We all got along quite well, which makes for an even better experience. Bottom line. I am 100% happy with my choice to join the Beyond the Glass tour rather that go it alone. I would not have chosen one of the larger, more sedate tours. My family feels the same way.
      Written 14 July 2023
    • 938galek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Active, fun, well-balanced tour!
      What a fantastic week we had on the 8 day Wild Atlantic Way tour. This was our first group tour and we had a blast. James offered a perfect amount of activity each day and every day was different, beautiful, and exciting. James was a great tour guide and really cared about giving us a meaningful and fun experience. Besides learning a lot from him about the history of Ireland, he was a really fun guy to hang around with during our week. If you want an active, but not hard-core experience in Ireland, this is the trip for you!
      Written 4 July 2023
    • Pegmurf369
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great ride and interesting route
      Guide was very knowledgeable and we went all over the city. We had a intimate group, which is good with city biking. We toured for about 3 hours.
      Written 4 July 2023
    • S2093AAcarols
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Experience
      James did a fabulous job. He had just the right amount of hiking or biking each day and he chose beautiful locations. We liked every hotel we stayed in and the food was great. I appreciated that James gave us suggestions of places we could go in the evening by recommending restaurants or pubs with authentic Irish music. Also, James took good care of us. For example, he was very helpful in calling the airlines for us when our luggage was delayed, or ordering an e-bike for me when I was nervous about a particular ride. He always made sure to individualize a hiking path if someone in our group needed an easier route -they were able to do that and meet us at the end. Lastly, James shared great information about Ireland and he was just an all around good, caring, fun guy.
      Written 1 July 2023
    • Companion797180
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour!
      Daibhidh was brilliant! He did an amazing tour and made sure we were all okay! A great tour with lots of interesting facts! We went to the university and the campus was beautiful! A great tour overall!
      Written 1 July 2023
    • marksG3464HN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Book with Confidence! This is a magical trip!
      Wow! The 8-Day Adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way takes you on an epic journey that's an absolute blast! Simply magical! Our guide James designed a terrific trip! His hospitality and passion for Ireland shined throughout each day. He showed us places my wife and I would never have figured out on our own. The hotels were delightful. The restaurant choices were delicious. Our travel group was great fun! We listened to some great Irish music along the way. Each of the biking and hiking excursions featured some breathtaking scenery. Every day just seemed to be more beautiful than the day before. It kinda felt like we were going "further up and further in"! (to borrow a quote from C.S. Lewis' Narnia books.). Do yourself a favor. Just book this trip and go. You will not regret it.
      Written 28 June 2023
    • Jayne M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memory making adventure!
      Our 8 day excursion was filled with stunning views, wonderful hikes and cycling through the Wild Atlantic Way region of Ireland. What we enjoyed the most was the camaraderie within our small tour group and James sharing his stories and passion for nature. Our hotels were exquisite, restaurant choices were great and just the right amount of daily exercise to fully enjoy the experience. We'd highly recommend Beyond The Glass Tours for those wanting a combination of walk/hiking, cycling and enjoying Ireland's beautiful landscapes. It was a wonderful adventure!
      Written 27 June 2023
    • Lorraine W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An Unforgettable Experience
      Our Beyond the Glass Cycle and Hiking Tour of the West Atlantic Way of Ireland is an experience that will remain an absolute highlight of travel for us. The Owner and Tour Guide of Beyond The Glass enthusiastically works to ensure all his clients are happy with every day of their time with his tour and is informative, knowledgeable and considerate in every way. I had a minor medical issue during our tour with James and his concern and advice was truly valuable and helpful - we had an amazing time with a great group and I think it was James’ personality that ensured the group just gelled. It was a fantastic time.
      Written 27 June 2023
    • Q543FNelaineb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great bike tour
      We did the cork city bike tour this morning with Daibhi , our guide. Have to say it was a very pleasant and relaxing and informative way to spend the morning. Highly recommend. Enjoyable and a great way to see the sights of cork city and learn about the history.
      Written 21 June 2023
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    Cassie
    Conway, NH6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    We had an incredible time off the beaten path in Ireland with James! It was stress-free and exciting to be along for the ride traveling through beautiful landscapes, mountains, and farms. James was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend!
    Written 12 July 2022
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    Hello Cassie, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure to host you on the tour. It is lovely to see that you had a wonderful time. Take care.
    Written 20 July 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Trina A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    Mr. Foley is a most gracious host. He was generous with his time and sincere. James creates a once in a lifetime experience and was conscientious of our individual needs.

    We had wonderful experience with Beyond The Glass.
    Written 9 July 2022
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    Hi Trina, I was delighted to guide you and your family around the west coast of Ireland. I enjoyed all our conversations. Take Care.
    Written 10 July 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    jwc318
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Amazing trip from start to finish. James' engaging tour combined with spectacular views led to an amazing week in Ireland. We were pointed towards amazing local food options at every point in the journey, and the mix of biking/hiking/driving was great. Thank you James!
    Written 5 October 2019
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    Megan
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    This tour was the best way to see Ireland! James planned an amazing trip through the countryside of Southwestern Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. He made this trip super enjoyable for my family because everything was planned with much thought and consideration about the best way to see authentic Irish culture. He chose the best restaurants, B&Bs, and excursions for us to experience every day! I highly recommend this trip for anyone that is looking to experience true Ireland with a perfect mix of popular destinations and those that are “beyond the glass”.
    Written 12 September 2019
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    jcarney113
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019 • Family
    From start to finish James Foley did a fantastic job! I Highly recommend this adventure. Just the right mix of cycling, hiking, seeing Ireland and learning a bit of history. Excellent B&Bs and local food as well. Thanks James!!
    Written 10 September 2019
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    Catherine C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Our family of five just returned from the 6 day Adventurer Tour on the Wild Atlantic Way. James couldn't have been a better tour guide. He's thoughtful, well organized, well read on the customs, history and people of the area, and, above all, fun to be around! We cycled and hiked our way through some spectacular areas of Ireland. And, he chose wonderful accommodations for us as well as great restaurant recommendations. We'd like to go again next month!
    Written 9 September 2019
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    Caroline C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    James made this vacation an incredible experience for me and my family. He was able to lead our group and keep everyone's preferences in mind with each activity. The week was very seamless since James planned all of the logistics - our only job was to enjoy the activities, take in the breathtaking views, and indulge in some local food & drink. For anyone looking to experience the Wild Atlantic Way in an active way without much required planning I would highly recommend Beyond the Glass Tours.
    Written 8 September 2019
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    Katherine G
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Friends
    What a wonderful breathtakingly beautiful tour of the Wild Atlantic Way! Our trip was fun and challenging! Accommodations and restaurants chosen were fabulous - great care was taken to ensure we were very satisfied! Our tour guide James was knowledgeable, amiable and a hard worker. The hiking and biking provided us with an up- close and personal view that we would not have experienced otherwise. We loved it! (we are women in our early 60's)
    Written 26 June 2019
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    It is great to read that you enjoyed your adventure tour in Ireland. May is always a lovely time to visit Ireland and experience the outdoors. It was great to get to know you a little during the tour. I appreciate you taking the time to write ta review. Go raibh maith agat, James
    Written 4 September 2019
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    Pris
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Friends
    Fantastic trip to the SW of Ireland with Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours - alternating hiking one day and cycling the next, we traveled through breathtaking landscapes never far from the ocean and its invigorating air. Our lodging was fantastic both in comfort and convenience with friendly staff and super delicious breakfasts. James, our guide, was attentive yet not intrusive - he recommended where to eat and nailed it every time. The food surprised me - lots of variety and everything tasted so good - ate a lot on this trip! James was informative and funny. He ate with us which allowed us to get an even better understanding of Ireland and its folks - he never tired of all our questions either. If you are looking for a well-thought out tour, half days of activity, impeccable service, and lots of laughter you can't go wrong with the the 6 Day Adventure Tour from Beyond the Glass. It was a dream vacation. Thanks James!
    Written 26 June 2019
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    Hey Priscilla, I am delighted that you enjoyed your 6 Day adventure in Ireland. It was a pleasure hosting you on the tour and I enjoyed our discussions along the way. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Go raibh maith agat, James
    Written 4 September 2019
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    maureenk955
    Indianapolis, IN1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2018 • Solo
    James was an interesting and well-informed guide. I was impressed with the variation in landscapes and activities, I felt like I got a very well rounded experience. The hiking and biking was extremely scenic and well thought out. The activity was just the right amount of challenging and relaxing. The tour exceeded my expectations, and James did too! He was calm, kind, knowledgeable and down to earth!
    Written 17 July 2018
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