The Big Five

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Adventure challenges

THE BIG FIVE

The Big Five is the Reeks District’s signature experience – a selection of the biggest, best and most thrilling adventures Ireland has to offer.

 

Taking place where Ireland’s highest mountains meet the Wild Atlantic Way, those willing to take on the challenge have to complete five arduous tasks in five days or less. To claim bragging rights and get their name on the leader board at the visitor centre in Killorglin, participants must scale Carrauntoohil, cycle the 90 km Ring of the Reeks, kayak 6.5 km across Caragh Lake, night SUP on Lough Coomasaharn and catch a wave on Inch Beach.

 

It’s a challenge to test the most hardened adventurer.

THE CHALLENGE

Day 1
Climb Carrauntoohill from Cronin’s Yard
Day 2 (AM)
Kayak Caragh Lake from the north shore public access
Day 2 (PM)
Surf Inch Beach
Day 3 (AM)
Cycle the Ring of the Reeks
Day 3 (PM)
Night SUP on Lough Coomasaharn
Whistlestop Reeks

Cram all the adventure highlights of the Reeks District into a shortened itinerary.

Summit to shore

From Ireland's highest mountain Carrauntoohil, to the shores of the Atlantic in just a few days.

Bragging rights

If you manage to do the Big Five in less than five days, your name gets added to our Visitor Centre leaderboard.

Natural workout

Feel the burn in every major muscle group as you paddle, pedal, hike, surf and glide through your adventure.

The Big Five

Reeks District

FAQ

All the activities can be self-guided if you have the right kit. Using local activity providers means you have to bring less stuff from home.

This is one of our most extreme adventures and is really only suitable for those well trained and with excellent all-round fitness.

Show us your Strava or other GPS recording and pics and we'll give you a Big Five passport.

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