8-Day Self-Guided Beara Way Cycle

Self Guided

Self Guided


Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience is recommended.


7 nights stay,
6 days cycle



On the 8-Day Self-Guided Beara Way Cycle you willl pass around some of Ireland’s most picturesque and quaint villages and towns including Kenmare, Lauragh, Eyeries, Allihies, Castletownbere, Dursey Sound, Glengarriff and back to Kenmare town.  More importantly you can revel in the unspoiled beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way while taking in the stunning scenery of West Cork.

Beara Way Cycle Single Room Supplement €270 | Solo Traveller Supplement €520

Hybrid Bike Supplement – 270.00 | Road Bike Supplement – €510.00 | eBike Supplement –550.00
(bike delivery and collection included)

You can view our premium Bike Fleet, here.

Traditional Pack Supplement – €60.00 per person

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!


Spot native red deer or white tailed eagles as you meander through Killarney National Park

Visit the stunning town of Castletownbere

Cross over on Ireland’s only Cable car service on Dursey Island

Visit the ancient Uragh Stone Circle in Gleninchaquinn valley

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Digital Route Notes & Maps or GPS Navigation app
Personalised GPS enabled phone app with easy to read road book
24 hour telephone support service
Luggage transfers as per itinerary
Upgrade option available – Please see downloadable PDF itinerary 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.


Self-Guided Beara Peninsula 8 Day Cycle
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €835


Day 1 - Killarney
Arrive in Killarney and check into your B&B. Collect your bicycles and information pack with route description and map from the proprietor. If you have time take the short circular cycle to Muckross House and Killarney National Park and then back to Killarney for your overnight stop. One of our team will call you and do a holiday briefing to ensure you are comfortable with the information we have provide and answer any questions you may have.
Day 2 - Killarney to Kenmare
Today you cycle out of Killarney following a cycle path through the Killarney National Park which brings you to a quite country road. This road brings you to the iconic Gap of Dunloe which is one of the highlights of your cycle tour. With jagged rock walls rising above you as you wind between glistening lakes this is a majestic place to experience. From here you descend into the Black Valley and have a marvellous ride through some remote countryside with nothing but sheep for company. You will climb up out of the valley before a nice descent into the beautiful town of Kenmare.
Day 3 - Kenmare to Lauragh including Gleninchaquinn Nature Park
Leaving Kenmare across what was Irelands first suspension but thankfully it has been upgraded since the 1800s !! Taking the road that hugs the coast of Kenmare Bay you have beautiful views across the water before you turn inland and follow a country lane that winds into Gleninchaquinn valley where you have the option to visit the ancient Uragh Stone Circle which offers sensational views of the lakes which lie in the valley. You continue along this road to reach Gleninchaquinn Nature Park where you can choose from a number of walking route in the park and view the cascading waters of the beautiful waterfall which is the centrepiece of the park. (there is a small entrance fee for the park). You leave the valley by the same road and take another winding coastal road which will lead you to the sleepy village of Lauragh where you will stay overnight
Day 4 - Lauragh to Allihies
Continuing along the northern shores your cycle today takes you through the picturesque village of Eyeries famous for its colourful houses. From there you continue to Allihies – once home to a thriving copper mining industry.
Day 5 - Allihies to Castletownbere
Today you are spoilt for choice, but our recommendation takes you further west to Dursey Sound. If you wish a trip to the glorious Dursey Island, just at the very tip of the Beara Peninsula is well worthwhile … crossing over on Ireland’s only Cable Car service. This is a step back in time and gives you an opportunity to walk “West” to the end of land!! Back on the mainland – you continue cycling east to finish in the fishing port of Castletownbere.
Day 6 - Castletownbere to Glengarriff
Today you have the option to take your bike over to Bere Island for a cycle around this beautiful place adding 14kms onto your day. From Castletownbere you then cycle east through Adrigole hugging the coastline before you finish your cycle in the quaint village of Glengarriff.
Day 7 - Glengarriff to Kenmare
This stunning inland route brings you through rugged countryside which this region is know for. With stunning mountains and valleys in all directions you are never far from another impressive vista. You will meander along quite country roads with some good uphill sections before descending to the riverside route which will take you into the town of Kenmare.
Day 8 - Kenmare
Today you finish your tour with us. Enjoy a final delicious breakfast before you make your onward journey.

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Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience is recommended.

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