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Sandycove Island Tour

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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.

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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.

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