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Fri 24 Sep - Sun 26 Sep 2021


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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 24 Sep 2021

Arrival at accommodation in Killarney

On Friday evening you will need to be at the hostel for the 8pm safety briefing. This will be your opportunity to meet the rest of the team as well as your challenge leaders. You'll have the opportunity to ask any last minute questions before getting an early night ahead of the big day!

Accommodation: Hostel, same-sex dormitory style

Meals: Not included


Day 2, Sat 25 Sep 2021

Cycling and Kayaking (Cycling appox. 55km / 4-5hrs) (Kayaking approx. 1.5km / 1-2hrs)

The adventure begins with breakfast before we’re off! The first section of our challenge sees us set off on our bikes along one of Ireland's most famous circuits, heading into the heart of the Killarney National Park. It won’t take us long before we face our first tough ascent as we head up to the Gap of Dunloe, a spectacular winding pass that separates the McGillycuddy Reek mountains and the Purple Mountains. From here you will descend down into The Black Valley, an ancient glacier scoured valley that winds its way through the mountains. Briefly stopping at the picturesque old bridge known as the 'Wishing Bridge'. It is said that wishes made here really do come true! The route continues to undulate as we continue along the Ring of Kerry and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Our final descent takes us back towards Killarney for our kayaking section on Loch Muckross. You will have the opportunity to take on some extra energy before receiving full instruction from our trained kayak instructors. You’ll be fully escorted on the water as we complete a looped circuit on the loch, in the shadow of Ross castle.

Afterwards it is back on the bike for a final, short, 5km section back to the accommodation where you will have the opportunity to freshen up before dinner.

Accommodation: Hostel, same-sex dormitory style

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3, Sun 26 Sep 2021

Trekking. (Approx 13km / 5-6hrs, 985m of ascent)

After an early breakfast there is a short bus transfer to the start of our footpath up to the summit of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil (1,038m). Our 13km route takes us between Lake Gouragh and Lake Callee before we face the steep ascent up the Devil’s Ladder to the summit. After celebrating our achievement, we descend using the same path before returning to Killarney where we can celebrate our achievements on this epic Irish adventure!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Important information

Please note: Charity Challenge reserve the right to make any amendments necessary to this itinerary. Precise timings during the challenge may vary depending upon things such as weather, the group’s ability etc. In all cases, the leader’s decision is final. 

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