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Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours

Cork, Ireland
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About Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours
We deliver Cycling Tours in Cork City and Adventure Tours along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. On the cycling tour of Cork City the majority of the cycling is on designated cycle lanes, riverside pathways and through parks. The tour dips into many aspects of Corks rich history which stretches back to the arrival of St Finbarr. We cycle through the Viking and Medieval areas and visit Fitzgerald’s Park, Elizabeth fort and the Campus at University College Cork. The cities secrets as well as stories of Corks notable characters are revealed on the tour. On our multi day adventure tours you will get an off-the-beaten track experience in the spectacular scenery of the west coast of Ireland. We run small group fully guided hiking and cycling tours. At Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours our aim is to take people ‘beyond the glass’ of their office PC, their laptops and the bus window, bringing them outdoors to show them the beauty, history and culture of Cork city and Ireland.
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DArends wrote a review Jul. 2022
Grande Prairie, Canada1 contribution
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We did the 5 day hiker tour and highly recommend it! James is a great guide, with his knowledge, adaptability and on the fly adjustments mid trip to make sure everyone in the group was ok and enjoying the trip. Yes the 3rd day is challenging but awesome and so worth it- but one should be in good walking shape to fully enjoy the day! All the B&Bs we stayed at were well above any expectations- all were wonderful. We were a bit cramped on time only having 10 days in Ireland - but I highly recommend booking any of his trips to get the most out of whatever time you have. We would happily book a trip again!
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Mary Paterson wrote a review Jul. 2022
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
It's hard to choose my favorite part of the bike tour! I loved going out to Fitzgerald Park and just beyond it, where the River Lee parts into two and flows on to cradle the city as it flows into the salt water where the port is and eventually, the ocean. I would definitely advise people to be on time for the tour, unlike me! I was so late that I missed the start of the tour. But I did find the bicycle that had been meant for me, which miraculously was unlocked, so I donned the helmet and high viz vest and set out on the bike path along the river, thinking well maybe I'll just find them.... Twenty minutes later or so it wasn't looking good for me. But as I approached Fitzgerald Park, a man on a bicycle rolled up beside me and said, Mary? It turned out to be Bryan, the tour guide (who is also a fiction writer, it turns out), with six or seven in the group coasting along behind him. They all gave me such a warm welcome and seemed to forgive me for having held them up at the beginning, which I'm sure my lateness did. I had missed the Shandon part of the tour, but I became one of the gang for the rest of the tour and learned a lot about Cork from the seat of a bicycle, surely one of the best ways to see anything.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Joann K wrote a review Jul. 2022
Tennessee20 contributions
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Great city bike tour with Bryan. Since the trains were not running we were late getting to Cork but Bryan so graciously waited for our group. We learned a lot of history about the area and we were blessed with gorgeous weather. Bryan is so easy going and it was a pleasure riding with him. I hope one day our paths cross again. We were also with another family that we just met and they were absolutely lovely. We had a good time with them. If you like to bike I highly recommend this tour. Thanks again Bryan😊🚴🚴Joann & Jeff
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TravellingBrainDoc wrote a review Jul. 2022
Scranton, Pennsylvania35 contributions19 helpful votes
We had an absolutely amazing bike tour of Cork and Blackrock area with our tour guide, Bryan Conlon. We cannot say enough about Bryan- he was knowledgeable, funny, kind, and so fun!! He made the day awesome for our family. This was a day we will always remember as truly one of the best ever!! I highly recommend this experience for anyone traveling to the area !!
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John R wrote a review Jul. 2022
County Tipperary, Ireland46 contributions3 helpful votes
I done galtee mor with James and found him very friendly and easy to talk to too and he was very understanding to everyone's abilities , I would definitely recommend him and I look forward to hiking with him again
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from James_Foley_BTG, Owner at Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello John, I t was lovely to hike you last Sunday. Thank you for booking the hike and perhaps I will see you again soon on another mountain.
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