Coast & Country Bike Tour
“Ebikes are ideal for long rides in the hilly South of Ireland! Try it with Wild Atlantic Sports.The service, delivery and help is perfect, Ruth always available and answering.”
– Patricia D, Sept ’19
The Coast & Country Tour is a two day, GPS guided electric bike tour takes you from Kinsale to Clonakility.
As you cycle along the spectacular coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, enjoy stops for fresh, local food. Kinsale has a well deserved reputation for amazing seafood restaurants. Clonakility, meanwhile. is known for its local artisan food produce, especially cheese. Cycling between these towns, there are some great places to eat. You can choose from one of the restaurants, cafés or local food trucks en route.
We’ll show you how the bikes and GPS work and wave you off on your electric bikes! You’ll spend the day exploring the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way. We recommend breakfast at the Cosy Café in Kinsale before you leave. After cycling the coast through beautiful Sandycove, it’s time for morning coffee, soaking up the view from the Signal Tower at the Old Head of Kinsale. You’ll pedal past sandy beaches, enjoying the rolling, green Irish countryside. In Timoleague, you could have lunch at Monk’s Lane before the final push to Clonakilty town. Then bikes, down, it’s time to relax!
After a hearty breakfast in your B&B, it’s time to hop back on the bikes for some more amazing coastal scenery. You’ll be off the beaten track today exploring the Seven Heads Peninsula. Make sure you don’t miss Dunworley Beach and keep an eye out for the statue to locally born explorer, Patrick Keohane, who in 1910 took part in Captain Robert Scott’s expedition to the South Pole. Lunchtime! Sit out in the beautiful, sheltered courtyard at the Golden Pheasant Café. Toasted sandwiches or salmon and brown bread, soup – yum! Once, you complete your cycle and arrive back in Kinsale, it’s time to relax in one of the local pubs. Time for a pint or a drink to celebrate – the perfect end to a great weekend of cycling (and eating)!
Is this tour for you?
This is a great bike tour for couples or small groups who are looking for adventure. It’s great for someone who wants to try cycle touring for the first time. Also this cycle tour is perfect for anyone who likes cycling and loves good food! This route is hilly so electric bikes are provided with a number of power levels to make the trip easier and more enjoyable. Don’t worry, the bike screen will tell you how much battery you have left and the battery can last 100km without a charge. You’re unlikely to run out of power.
To find out more or book this tour online, check out the Coast & Country Tour page.