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Quest 12 Beara is a new, one-day individual unsupported adventure race across the uncharted territory of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork.

You will run across the Caha Mountains and the Beara way, cycle through the Healy Pass, along the Ring of Beara, and through the picturesque villages of Eyeries and Allihies. Kayak in Bantry Bay out to Bere Island and follow an ancient trail run around the island, before finishing on the shoreline of the famous fishing village of Castletownbere.

Total distance: 151.5km.
Total Elevation: 3297m

Description: Starting at Berehaven Golf Club (T1), there is a short road run before you hit the trails. Climb to the top of Maulin Mountain which is a looped run, returning back to Berehaven Golf Club (T1).

  • Start: Berehaven Golf Club, Castletownbere
  • Finish: Berehaven Golf Club, Castletownbere
  • Terrain: Tar road, Trail/ forestry Path
  • Precautions: Slippery when wet
  • Distance: 18.3km run
  • Total elevation: 605m
  • Link to the route map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1544695

Description: Collecting your bike at T1, cycle east from Berehaven Golf Club along the Wild Atlantic Way. You will cycle over the Healy Pass into the village of Lauragh. From there you continue along the coastal road through the villages of Ardgroom, Eyeries and Allihies. The second transition area (T2) is located on Garnish pier, home to Ireland’s only cable car.

  • Start: Berehaven Golf Club, Castletownbere (T1)
  • Finish: Garnish Pier (T2)
  • Terrain: Sealed tar road
  • Precautions: Narrow sections with some sharp bends
  • Distance: 82.3km
  • Total elevation: 1442m
  • Link to the route map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1544700

Description: From transition 2 on Garnish Pier you will run south on the Beara Way. Heading out along Crow Head you will take in the stunning views of the Dursey Cable Car. This is a gentle, flat trail run with only one short steep section.

Description: From transition 2 on Garnish Pier you will run south on the Beara Way. Heading out along Crow Head you will take in the stunning views of the Dursey Cable Car. This is a gentle, flat trail run with only one short steep section.

Description: After racking your bike at transition 3 by Berehaven Golf Club, head down to the pier to collect your kayak. This is an exciting route over to Bere Island.

Description: After kayaking to Bere Island, you now head on a trail run past the famous Martello tower and up to the highest point on the island, the Bere Island Cross. Once you get to the cross, follow the trail back to the kayak.

  • Start: North Shore, Bere Island
  • Finish: North Shore, Bere Island
  • Terrain: Trail/Forestry Road
  • Precautions: Slippery when wet
  • Distance: 10.28km
  • Total Elevation: 380m
  • Link to the route map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1542776

Description: From Bere Island you will kayak back across the harbor to the finish line at Berehaven Golf Club.

  • Start: North Shore, Bere Island
  • Finish: Berehaven Golf Club, Castletownbere
  • Terrain: Water
  • Precautions: Lifejackets worn at all times
  • Distance: 1.5km
  • Link to the route map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1547132
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