We set out with the hotel pedal bikes on an afternoon adventure through the Killarney National Park.
We are bicycle enthusiasts after all… we didn’t count on getting lost!
we meandered the 25,000 acres enjoying the estate of the Muckross family who, in 1938, bequeathed the land as a National Park. It’s so very special. We intended to visit the palace, the gardens, the Abby and the Torc waterfall over an hour and half cycle… but we took a wrong turn. Sure we got to explore all those cool places but we found ourselves on deserted trails in the back woods with no cell/internet on bikes with rickety tires…thinking “this could be bad!”.
We even lead some other tourists a stray because we were so confident we weren’t loss! I look at these photos and think… sure we look smiley happy but we were sopping wet from sweat and getting increasingly irritable! Ha ha
We saw the whole park. We returned the bikes an hour and a half late. We figured if we never returned the bikes The hotel would send in help… but eventually I turned on “map my ride” and gps got us safely home with a story to tell after a shower and a Guinness!