Ireland: Yes, it really is everything that you imagine it to be. This is a land of dramatic coastal cliffs, cozy pubs, crumbling castles, oft-moody weather, astoundingly green hills, rich traditions and warm, hospitable locals that will leave you feeling right at home no matter where you roam.
Our journey begins in Dublin and immediately leaves the big city behind as we head for wild, beautifully desolate Connemara. From there we make our way south, chasing vertigo-inducing views at the Cliffs of Moher, soaking in the famed beauty of the Dingle Peninsula and wandering amongst the country’s biggest mountains in County Kerry. Each day incorporates a new run with new views and new terrain – runners will cruise on quiet country roads, navigate scenic single-track, take on some breathtakingly steep climbs and probably get bogged down in, well, bog, more than a few times!
Meals will be hearty, accommodation will be warm & welcoming and restorative pints of Guinness will always be found in the nearest pub, preparing you for the next big day.
PRICING & DETAILS
DATES: Saturday, May 30 - Saturday, June 6, 2020
All levels welcome! Daily run maximums are listed on the itinerary and there are no minimums nor time restrictions. Expect a variety of terrain (road, trail, grass, mud!) and a variety of weather conditions; as with all of our trips, a sense of adventure and an adaptable attitude is a must!
A $600 deposit secures your spot. Registrations after February 29, 2020 will be due in full.
Standard price (through February 29): $3950
Late price (after February 29): $4050
Single room upgrade (3 available): $550
We prioritize unique, family-run accommodation which are often limited in size. Because of this we have limited single rooms available; solo travelers will otherwise be placed with a same-sex roommate.
Balances due by February 29, 2020. Please refer to the FAQs on our website for our cancellation & refund policy.
Pre-trip guidance + communication
Departure transfer to Cork (airport, bus station, train station or hotel) on June 6
Transportation: clean, comfortable minibuses, fuel, tolls, and dedicated drivers
Seven nights in comfortable bed & breakfast or boutique lodge style accommodation (double occupancy)
Six unique organized and supported runs (flex distances)
Cliffs of Moher cruise, final run boat transport, sea kayaking and entry fees for other planned activities (weather dependent!)
Experienced Rogue Expeditions trip leaders & and local logistics team
All breakfasts, all dinners and all but one lunch from lunch on arrival day until breakfast on departure day
Rogue Expeditions shirt
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Transport to first-day meet up brunch (we’ll provide a list of transport options!)
Alcohol and beverages other than water (coffee, tea & juices are always provided with breakfasts)
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!
This trip begins with a welcome brunch in Dublin at 11am on Saturday, May 30 (we’ll provide detailed instructions for getting there). Everyone is strongly encouraged to arrive in Dublin at least one day prior, which gives you a chance to explore the city & recover from jet lag and also provides a buffer in case of flight delays; please note that the group will leave for Connemara immediately after the meal and that if you miss our departure you will be responsible for getting yourself there. If you choose to fly in that morning then please ensure that you land no later than 9:30am.
We will provide transfers to Cork on the final day, arriving in the city by 10:30am. We're happy to get you to the airport, bus station, train station or a hotel, but please ensure that flights depart from Cork no earlier than 12 noon. Those who want to go back to Dublin can easily take a train or bus, which each take ~3 hours; we'll provide guidance to registered runners!
US citizens will need a passport with at least 3 months of validity from your departure date from Europe; 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.
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