Our expert Guides will ensure you and your group see all the best cycling routes in Ireland.
7 nights stay, 6 days cycles
Participants need to have a good level of fitness & previous cycling experience is recommended.
“Enjoyed all accommodation. Had a lot of fun with live-music.”
– Angela & Manfred, Austria, 2013
Enjoy a magical tour with us taking in the very best parts of both the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and the Kerry Head. Let us introduce you to 3,000 yrs of history and Irish Culture while you meander the quite country roads of Irelands most loved County.
This Guided Cycling Tour is packed with highlights and memories to last a lifetime.
Kerry has so much to offer you as an active traveller, from the raw views out into the deep Atlantic Ocean, the Blasket Sound and Slea Head to the magnificent rolling hills of agricultural land to the stunning scenery of the Skellig Ring, Brida Valley, and Valentia Island. Kerry is a true gem of history, culture and unforgettable scenery. Come and explore this magical land.
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Your guide will meet you at your accommodation in the vibrant town of Tralee. After a briefing to bring you up to speed on the coming week’s activities the group will enjoy a welcome meal together in one of Tralee’s many top class restaurants.
You begin your cycle in the seaside town of Ballyheigue. Take time to enjoy the stunning sea views before we set out around the stunning Kerry head. This rarely travelled route allows constant vistas of the wild Atlantic as it crashes against the cliffs below. Enjoy a wonderful cycle North to the mouth of the River Cashen where you may see the local fishermen taking in their nets after a tough days fishing. You continue through the landscape of North Kerry passing the 6th century Rattoo round tower which was used by monks as a belfry but also a place of refuge when attacked by marauding clans. You finish your cycle back on the beach at Ballyheigue where you can sooth your muscles with a swim in the ocean or relax with an ice cream and enjoy the view before return to Tralee for your overnight and dinner at your leisure in one of the towns’ top class restaurants.
Today’s Cycle Distance: 55kms/ 34mi.
Annascaul village is famous as the home of Tom Crean who in the 1900s journeyed to the Antarctic with both Shackleton and Scott in a bid to be the first to reach the South Pole. It is from the bar that Crean open upon his return to Ireland that we set out on todays ride. Your first stop will be the remains of Minard Castle which sits on the shores of the Dingle harbour where it protected the Bay from invasion in the 15th century. With breath-taking views across the Bay as you wind your way towards Dingle. We finish our cycle on marina of Dingle town where you can enjoy the views of the fishing boats moored in the sheltered waters. Overnight and evening meal at your leisure in Dingle with opportunities to enjoy traditional Irish music in one of the many great bars which Dingle is famous for.
Today’s Cycle Distance: 41kms/ 26mi.
Heading west from Dingle you cycle via Ventry to Slea Head with its magnificent breath-taking views across the Blasket Sound to the famous Blasket Island. These Islands so rich in literary history were home to a vibrant Irish speaking community until the Islands last remaining residents left in 1953. From here you cycle on to Dunquinn where you will visit the Blasket interpretive centre where you can learn more about this fascinating island community or just relax and enjoy some refreshments. You then cycle to Ballyferriter where you will see the 9th century Gallarus Oratory which is still in impeccable condition despite over a thousand years of West of Ireland weather and surely many different residents in this time. Your guide will enlighten you as to the origins and history of this wonderful region before you make your way back to Dingle for your overnight and evening meal at your leisure.
Again this evening traditional Irish music will be on offer if you have the energy to dance the night away!!
Today’s Cycle Distance: 41kms/ 26mi.
You transfer in the morning to the town of Killorglin to begin your cycle into the heart of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Following meandering rivers in the shadow of Irelands Highest mountain range you make you way to the Brida Valley a location not easily accessible so seldom visited. Following lunch in this stunning location you then follow the shores of the Carragh lake with its rich birdlife to be admired along the way before finishing the day in the quaint coastal village of Glenbeigh. A dip in the Atlantic Ocean is an option at the end of today cycle. We transfer to the historic Valentia Island for your overnight and evening meal at your leisure. It was from Valentia Harbor in 1866 that the world’s first transatlantic cable was laid, stretching an incredible 1,686 nautical miles to Newfoundland.
Today’s Cycle Distance: 56kms/ 35mi.
Departing from your accommodation we begin today’s route on the quite roads of Valentia Island admiring the tranquil waters of the bay. We pass the bustling harbour of Portmagee busy with fishing boats and tourists scrambling to see the Skellig Islands. On then to the scenic and little-travelled route linking Portmagee, Valentia Island and Waterville via a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area centred on Ballinskelligs (Baile an Sceilg). Many undertake it as a detour from the Ring of Kerry, but it’s a wonderful destination in its own right. The area is wild and beautiful, with the ragged outline of Skellig Michael never far from view. This dramatic island housed a remote monastery between the 6th and 12th centuries and is now an important site for puffins, gannets and guillemots. Its appearance as a location in Star Wars: The Force Awakens means it hogs the limelight, but elsewhere on the Skellig Ring you’ll find historic resorts, colourful houses, walking trails and a history that takes in ancient vertebrates and the transatlantic telegraph no to forget the Skellig Chocolate factory where we will revive with amazing chocolate and a delicious tea or coffee. You continue around the loop finishing in the town of Caherciveen where You will take a short ferry ride (15 mins) back to Valentia Island for your Overnight and your farewell meal with your Guide.
Today’s Cycle Distance: 37kms/ 23mi.
After a final breakfast your guide will transfer the group to Killarney where you can catch a bus or train to your departing Airport. Here your guide will bid you farewell as you continue on your homeward journey.
Please note that while we try to keep as close to the itinerary listed as possible due to weather conditions and unforeseeable circumstances Cycle routes are subject to change.