WALK, HIKE OR BIKE THE STUNNING WEST CORK LANDSCAPE.
Cycle West Cork
Cycle West Cork offer a number of cycling holiday options from guided cycle tours to self-led tours and bicycle rentals. They take the hassle out of it by dropping and collecting their Hybrid bikes direct to the hotel, offering you a hassle free cycle experience. For more information visit www.cyclewestcork.com
Backroads Bike Tours
Backroads allow you to truely immerse yourself in the Irish Culture, experiencing many of the charms Cork and Kerry have to offer while cycling through the classic Irish landscape. For more information visit https://www.backroads.com/trips/BIRQ/ireland-biking-tour
Sheep’s Head Way
Measuring roughly 21km in length and just 4km across at its widest point, this undulating ridge jutting out from West Cork is a beautiful place to explore. With wild scenery, picturesque loughs and fantastic coastal views, the Sheep’s Head Peninsula is one of Ireland’s treasures. For more information visit http://livingthesheepsheadway.com/
The peninsula stretches for a distance of 48km from Glengarriff to Dursey Island and back around to Kenmare, with an unspoilt and magnificent landscape which sweeps from the spine of the Caha hills down to the shores of Bantry Bay. Take time to enjoy a trip on Ireland’s only cable car running daily to Dursey Island. For more information visit www.bearatourism.com
Drimoleague Heritage Walks
The Drimoleague Heritage Walks consist of 6 walks which are varied in length, terrain and scenery, but the walks are all enjoyable. The area is known as The Walker’s Junction of West Cork as it connects the Sheep’s Head Way northwards to Kealkill.
Bantry Bay Golf Club
Located just five minutes from The Maritime Hotel is the superb Bantry Bay Golf Club. An 18 hole Championship Course, part cliff-top, part lake shore, its proximity to the Gulf Stream makes it playable all year round. For more information visit www.bantrygolf.com
Explore West Cork on Horse Back with a visit to Bantry Bay Pony Trekking. With a number of different trails on their private farm tracks, you are sure to see some spectacular views. For more information contact Bantry Bay Pony Trekking by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0877765539
Eireventure Paragliding School based in Bantry can take you flying to new heights. They offer a number of courses ranging from a single fun day course to a student pilot course. For more information contact Eireventure Paragliding School by email email@example.com or by phone on 02751567
West Cork Quad Adventures is based in Castletownsend and their motto is ‘Whatever the weather – the more mud the better. Wet or Dry give our quads a try’. There are tracks and trails here spread over 30 acres of fields, hills, water and forests.
Call 086 253 6664 for more information
Russagh Mill Adventure Centre in Skibbereen has activities ranging from archery, orienteering, kayaking, raft building, climbing, abseiling and hill walking. They can arrange tailor made packages for groups. For more information visit www.russaghmillhostel.com