8-Day Self-Guided Kerry Hike & Bike Tour

Self Guided

Self Guided


Participants must have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience; this tour covers undulating terrain and includes some challenging mountain passes and climbs.


7 nights stay,
7 days activity



On the 8-Day Self-Guided Kerry Hike & Bike Tour you will experience the best of both hiking and cycling in the south west of Ireland. You will be based in Killarney, on the ourskirts of Killarney National Park for 3 nights, before moving to the Dingle Peninsula for the remainder of your adventure. The tour sees you enjoy 3 days cycling and 4 days hiking, with hybrid bike rental included for the cycle days (ebike upgrades available at an added cost).

You can view our premium Bike Fleet, here.

Should you decide to choose Solo Traveller Supplement please note the single room supplement costs are already included.

For more information about this tour & to explore all your other options please contact a member of our team here.

To see a short video of some of the sights in this region check out our YouTube channel here.

Daphne DesimpelaereDaphne Desimpelaere
15:52 08 Dec 22
We did discover the beautiful region of the County of Kerry (Kerry Ring Tour).Very well organized by IWHB, good communication with the team (good reactivity, and kean to find solutions and open minded, especially when we had to postpone our journey due to the COVID). The hotels/guestrooms very well choosen (good location and guests friendly). Luggage drop off to the next accomodation was a really good option. The infos were correct. We do recommend Ireland Walk Hike Bike and will travel again with them, for sure.
Brian WhiteBrian White
22:12 28 Nov 22
Wonderful trip. Everything was planned perfectly by Ireland WBH. B&Bs were great with Irish breakfast every day to fortify us for the ride. Would love to do another bike trip with them.
David McAleaveyDavid McAleavey
21:17 27 Nov 22
Our walk along parts of the Dingle Way and connected trails as organized by Ireland Walk Hike Bike was everything we had hoped for, from extremely courteous and responsive staff to useful links before the trip (including excellent exercise videos!) and a specially-designed GPS app which knew which route we were following as well as where we had gotten to. (While we also used the provided maps and cue sheets, the GPS app in itself would probably have been sufficient.) The B&Bs which we were booked into were all cozy and clean, and our luggage was handled without any problem. I would recommend this outfit (IWBH) – and I have indeed recommended it – to anyone wishing to explore the part of Ireland we encountered. IWBH also deserve credit for holding our deposit for two years of COVID delay; and I’m very glad that we could finally undertake the walk. For what it’s worth, we took the self-guided “comfort” hike, which meant that we would receive taxi rides to favorable trailheads each day. (From what we could tell, we most often avoided flat boring stretches near towns, without sacrificing more remote and interesting parts.)
Jeanne SargentJeanne Sargent
11:56 27 Nov 22
My husband and I did a self-guided hike through a large part of the Dingle Peninsula to celebrate his 80th birthday. Naturally, we had some concerns about getting lost, having the needed stamina and wanting support along our way. Ireland Walk Hike Bike staff were there for us every step of the way. They chose excellent accommodations at very reasonable prices; taught me how to use the GPS function on my first ever smartphone and arranged transportation to and from Shannon Airport to Tralee. We met so many wonderful folks along our treks who took time from their walk to talk about their lives. It went like clockwork and have toyed with the idea of a repeat adventure if our health permits.
Carol SmithCarol Smith
00:56 24 Nov 22
I usually plan vacations months ahead of time but this one came together in just a few short weeks thanks to Ireland Walk Hike Bike. They worked with our rather impromptu and tight time frame to arrange a 6-day outing along the Kerry Way, and we had a magical time from start to finish. The Kerry Way is moody, broody, and incredibly varied. All arrangements were spot on, from accommodation to transport to walking notes. All we had to do was soak up the scenic rambling each day, drink a celebratory Guinness each night, and meet really interesting people along the way. Ireland captured a piece of my heart – will need to go back again with Ireland WHB to retrieve it!


Venture off the beaten track on Maghna na Bo

Visit the most westerly point in Europe – Slea Head

Take a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney

Cycle through the stunning Gap of Dunloe

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Digital Route Notes & GPS Navigation with audio prompts.
Personalised GPS enabled phone app with easy to read road book
Emergency telephone support service
Luggage transfers as per itinerary
Upgrade option available – Please contact us for details

Package Options

Prices quoted are for the Digital Option. If you would prefer the Traditional Pack please let us know your booking form page.


Single Room Supplement (SRS) is the extra cost of single room occupancy if part of a group.
Solo Traveller Supplement (STS) is the extra cost incurred if travelling alone. The SRS is already included in the STS.
8-Day Self-Guided Kerry Hike & Bike Tour
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €1150
SRS:* €340
STS:** €535


Day 1 - Killarney
Arrive in Killarney and check into your B&B. If you arrive before 3pm a member of our team will meet you to fit you on your bikes and allow you time take the short circular cycle to Muckross House and Killarney National Park and then back to Killarney for your overnight stop.

Total Distance: 20km | Elevation Gain: 200m
Day 2 - Gap of Dunloe Cycle
Today’s Adventure begins with a short cycle to the 15th century Ross castle once home to The O’Donovan Rossa Clan who ruled these lands in times past. You will then take to the water and have the pleasure of sitting back and relaxing while your boatman takes you on a mystical journey through the three Lakes of Killarney. Finishing at the Lord Brandon’s cottage where you can enjoy this tranquil spot with a coffee or some lunch from the café. Now it’s time to conquer the Gap of Dunloe! With a little climbing to do but your reward is an experience like no other weaving your way through this jagged landscape of vertical Glaciated valleys and glistening mountain lakes. When you finish your cycle through the “Gap” you may take time again for a coffee as a reward for you efforts or maybe something stronger. You finish you day’s adventure with a gentle cycle through Killarney National Park and back to your accommodation in Killarney for your overnight.

Total Distance: 25km | Elevation Gain: 512m
Day 3 - National Park Hike
Today we will transfer you to Galway’s bridge just outside Killarney where you start this stunning hike along the Old Kenmare road and through the Esknamucky Glen. With Views of Killarney lakes and mountains all around this truly is one of Ireland’s premier walking routes. Towards the end of your hike you will visit the famous Torc Waterfall and continue on to Killarney for your Overnight.

Total Distance: 16km | Elevation Gain: 344m
Day 4 - Transfer to Dingle with Hike option
Today you have time to rest while we transfer you to Dingle town home to Traditional Irish music, Language and culture in the South West. Here where Gaelic is still the daily language of the locals you can enjoy a tour of Dingle Micro Distillery home to Dingle Whiskey, Gin and Vodka where you will sample the “water of life” or Whiskey as its more commonly known! If you are feeling energtic you have the opition to stop along the way and hike into Dingle while your luggage is transferred. Overnight in Dingle. There are 2 hike options

Option 1 Distance: 22km| Elevation Gain: 626m

Option 2 Distance: 11km | Elevation Gain: 236m
Day 5 - Slea Head Cycle
Heading west from Dingle you cycle via Ventry to Slea Head with its magnificent breathtaking views across the Blasket Sound to the famous Blasket Island. From here you cycle on to Dunquinn and Ballyferriter on your way back to Dingle for the evening. Alternatively, today you can cycle to Dunquinn harbour and take the ferry to the Great Blasket Island and enjoy a walk around this mystical and enchanting place. Overnight in Dingle.

Total Distance: 51km | Elevation Gain: 508m
Day 6 - Cuas to Cloghane Hike
Transfer to the tiny hamlet of Cuas, on the northwest of the Dingle Peninsula. Walk from here along an old military road to the eastern side of the Brandon massif, finishing in the village of Cloghane. This is a remote but spectacular walk – full of history and through country only

Total Distance: 17km | Elevation Gain: 774m
Day 7 - Maghna na Bo Hike (Way of the Cow)
A wonderful final hike, along the Dingle Peninsula from North to South, following a spectacular old farmer’s track. You walk over the plateau, passing a deserted famine village and Annascaul Lake on the way. You descend into the village of Annascaul. Overnight in Annascaul.

Total Distance: 15km | Elevation Gain: 480m
Day 8 - Depart Annascaul
Today you finish your tour. Enjoy a final delicious breakfast before you make your onward journey.

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Participants must have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience; this tour covers undulating terrain and includes some challenging mountain passes and climbs.

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