Sandycove Island Tour
Double your fun on this super e-bike self-guided bike tour that includes a spectacular trail walk. Enjoy great views of Sandycove Island and its lovely sheltered waters, popular with local swimmers. See if you can spot the herd of goats that live on the island as you take the rough coastal path to a small church and historic graveyard perched on the cliff edge. The graveyard is the final resting place of some of those lost on-board the Lusitania, sunk by a German torpedo off the Old Head of Kinsale in 1915.
Price: €40 per person.
Highly recommend ebikes…the way to go! Up-hill, down dale, not a problem! With a push bike, one is always thinking of turning around, heading for home: will it be too hilly, will it be windy? Not a bother with ebikes, all very pleasant and you can probably travel twice the distance v. a push bike. Very easy to use.
Great way to see Kinsale & the surrounding area, took about 2.5 hours. The electric bikes are brilliant, make the uphills like downhills! Ruth is very friendly & accommodating.
A group of us took a tour of the Kinsale area on Wild Atlantic Sports electric bikes. I can honestly say I would not have had 1/4 of the fun without that extra assist. Its not that you don’t work at all, its just that you never get so tired you have to take a break at the top.
We booked two different tours with Wild Atlantic Sports and I can confidently say that Ruth and her bike tours are simply incredible!
The country side and seaside is so beautiful and the bikes and equipment (helmets and vests, water and locks) were all in perfect condition. Ruth’s tours were gauged perfectly for us. Everyone had fun, saw a lot, and really got a great view of the Irish coastline.- BorregoSailor
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Sandycove Island Tour
This self-guided e-bike tour starts from the centre of Kinsale. Using a GPS with pre-guided route, you’ll follow the coast along quiet, country roads with great views. You’ll spend approx. 1 hour cycling ad 40mins-1 hour on the cliff walk. There is some rough ground, the trail is narrow and slightly rocky in parts. During the summer, it can be slightly overgrown so it’s worth wearing or bringing some long pants.
What to Expect:
- 3hrs approx. total tour time
- 1hr cycling an electric bike over moderately hilly terrain.
- 40min-1hr coastal trail walk with some rough ground.
- Visit Cúirt an Poirtin, a tiny church perched on the cliffs.
- Great coastal views to Sandycove Island.
- Nice sheltered swimming spot if you fancy a dip!
- See if you can spot the wild goats on the island.
- GPS mounted to handle bars, electric bike, helmet and high vis vest.