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ITINERARY

Please note that most listed run distances can be shortened or lengthened - all abilities accommodated! - and that itinerary is subject to minor adjustments due to weather, logistical considerations, etc.

DAY 1
The trip begins with a welcome lunch in Dublin, giving everyone the opportunity to meet each other and discuss everything that we’ve got in store for the coming week. Once everyone is well-fed we will begin the journey to the Connemara region on the west coast. Those who just flew in may be sleepy, but try to stay awake – it’s a beautiful drive to Leenane, our destination for the night. We’ll stay at a friendly, locally-owned adventure center with comfortable rooms and stunning views of the Killary Fjord, where you can rest up for tomorrow’s morning run.
Running: No scheduled run
Meals: Lunch & dinner (LD) included

 

DAY 2
Wake up for a light breakfast and then get ready for our first run! The route will take you along Ireland’s only fjord, passing sheep farms and homestead ruins with views of the beautifully desolate 12 Bens mountain range the entire way. After the run you’ll have a chance to shower and enjoy a picnic lunch before we pack up and drive along the Wild Atlantic Way towards the village of Doolin. Spend the evening strolling the small village, enjoying dinner and cozying up in the pub.
Running: up to 10 miles; pavement, gravel road & grass path
Meals: BLD

 

DAY 3
It’s time to see Doolin’s most well-known sight by way of a lesser-known method – running! After breakfast we’ll hit the trail, running along the edge of the world-famous, vertigo-inducing Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a sense of satisfaction as you pass through the throngs of sightseers at the visitor’s center, knowing that some of the best views are found on quiet spots along the trail, awaiting those who put in the effort to get there. Take your camera, take your time and expect more than a few jaw-dropping moments! Later on (weather-permitting) we’ll check out the cliffs from another angle,  enjoying a boat ride along the face. Otherwise, just relax – no travel today!
Running: 9 miles; single track trail
Meals: BLD included

 

DAY 4
After a relaxed morning we will head to the western-most point of Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula. The area is an Irish-speaking region that is home to the highest mountain pass in Ireland, was the birthplace of a famous Antarctic explorer and is often claimed to be the most staggeringly beautiful place in the country. Spend the day soaking in the views – we’ll have an optional afternoon run, and will finish the day with a visit to a local brewery or distillery.
Running: optional shakeout run, or rest day
Meals: BLD included

 

DAY 5
Today’s run has a bit of everything: the sweeping views and surf spots of Inch Beach, rolling farm paths, a mountain lake, a good dose of local lore and – yes – an Antarctic-themed pub.  After the run, lunch and perhaps a pint (or two) we will hit the road once more. It’s just a short drive to Killarney, one of the most well-known stops on the Ring of Kerry and home to a gorgeous national park full of forests, waterfalls, lakes and, of course, a castle. We’ll stay in town, where you’ll have no shortage of options for evening entertainment within walking distance (just keep in mind… tomorrow is the long run!).
Running: up to 10 miles; pavement
Meals: 
BLD included

 

DAY 6
Long run! We’ll begin early and kick things off with a gentle cruise through some of the area’s sightseeing highlights. Eventually the paved paths will turn to dirt, and those who go the full distance will find themselves finishing out the run with a big, challenging climb, an equally challenging descent and an absolutely stunning reward of a view in between. Once done, the afternoon is all about recovery and relaxation; enjoy a nap, exploring the town or all of the above!
Running: Up to 18 miles; pavement & trail
Meals: BLD included

 

DAY 7
Our final run may be a recovery run, but it’ll be one to remember! After breakfast we’ll grab our gear and catch a boat that will take us from a castle, through the Lower, Middle and Upper Lakes and eventually to the Black Valley. From there we begin running the gently rolling road through the overwhelmingly beautiful Gap of Dunloe; there are no cars allowed on this road, only horse carriages, so you can relax and enjoy! The run finishes with lunch at a local café, where we’ll kick back until everyone has finished and had a chance to relax. From there, we take the short drive to Cork, our final destination of the trip. Known as Ireland’s “second city” and often highlighted for its food scene, it is the perfect spot for our farewell dinner and your last chance for a night out on the town.
Running: 6.5 miles; pavement (full distance required)
Meals: BLD included

 

DAY 8
Wake up for a final Irish breakfast before transferring to the Cork airport for departures. 
Running: No scheduled run
Meals: B included

**Please note that this itinerary is subject to changes due to weather or other logistical considerations**

PRICING & DETAILS

DATES: August 18-25, 2018

This trip begins with a welcome lunch in Dublin and then a drive to Connemara afterward. Participants are encouraged to arrive in Dublin at least one day before our trip begins and then meet at the lunch. Airport transfers will be provided for those who choose to fly in on the 18th, but please ensure that your flight lands no later than 10am. Those who are already in Dublin will be responsible for getting themselves to our welcome lunch (location to be provided after registration). The trip will finish in Cork on August 25; we will provide transfers to that airport (ORK) on that day.

COST
A $600 deposit secures your spot. Registrations after April 18 will be due in full.

Early price (through April 18): $3750
Standard price (after April 18): $3900

We prioritize unique, family-run accommodation which are often limited in size. Because of this we are unable to offer single rooms for this trip; solo travelers will be placed with a same-sex roommate.

Balances due by April 18, 2018. Please refer to the FAQs on our website for our cancellation & refund policy.

COST INCLUDES

  • Pre-trip guidance + communication
  • Arrival transfer from Dublin airport (DUB) on August 18
  • Departure transfer to the Cork airport (ORK) on August 25
  • Transportation: clean, comfortable minibuses, fuel, tolls, and professional drivers
  • Seven nights in comfortable bed & breakfast style accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Five unique organized and supported runs (flex distances)
  • Experienced Rogue Expeditions trip leaders & and local logistics team
  • All meals + snacks from lunch on arrival day until breakfast on departure day
  • Rogue Expeditions shirt

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flight
  • Alcohol and beverages other than water (coffee, tea & juices are provided with breakfasts)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal purchases/souvenirs
  • Tips

GROUP SIZE
There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 14 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
US citizens will need a passport with at least 6 months of validity left; no visas or vaccinations are required. Participants from other countries should check with their consulate for entry requirements.

Please note that travel insurance is strongly recommended. Although we hope you never need it, we've seen enough to know that it can be a lifesaver in the event of a medical emergency, flight delays that cause you to miss the start of the trip, lost baggage or cancellation on your part (broke your leg two weeks before departure? Insurance could cover the entire cost of your trip!). 

FAQS
You can find those here.

CONTACT
Allison Macsas at allison@roguexpeditions.com

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