Luxury Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycle

Self Guided

Ring of Kerry Luxury Self-Guided Cycle

Grading

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

Duration

7 nights stay, 5/6 days cycles

Price

€1800

Our Ring of Kerry Luxury Cycle will take you on a flowing and challenging variation of the traditional Ring of Kerry route, riding between the finest accommodation options that the Iveragh Peninsula has to offer. Ranging from bespoke guesthouses to hotels with over 100 years of rich heritage.

Ireland’s highest mountain range serves as the backdrop for the route, flanked by raw and rugged Atlantic coastal vistas and rolling Emerald green farmland lined with ancient hedgerows and dry-stone walls.

When the days riding is done you can enjoy snugs, stouts with live music and craic in local pubs surrounded by a warm and friendly people who are always keen to talk and share stories and curiosities.

One of the many surprises Ireland has to offer is the fantastic food and vibrant pub grub scene, particularly the seafood, with most dedicated seafood restaurants cooking fish landed on the very same day.

Luxury Ring of Kerry Self-Guided Cycle Supplement costs are as follows;

Single Room Supplement €1570 | Solo Traveller Supplement €1710

Hybrid Bike Supplement – €220.00 | Road Bike Supplement – €460.00 | eBike Supplement – €500.00(bike delivery and collection included)

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 highlights on this tour 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!
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Highlights

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

Savour in the splendid comforts of our meticulously chosen accommodations. Steeped in both history and class.

Enjoy the solitude of rural Ireland as you cruise along quite country roads with the beautiful Caragh Lake beside you.

Wonder at the Glacial valley called “The Gap of Dunloe” with its sheer rock walls and glacial lakes laid out before you as you wind your way through the valley

What's Included?

Luxury Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Luggage transfers as per itinerary
Easy to use GPS Navigation App
Holiday specialists to handle the details of your trip
24 hour telephone support service
On-call Road Assistance

Package Options

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

AVAILABLE TOURS

Tour
Duration
Price
Luxury Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycle
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €1800

Itinerary

Day 1 - Killarney
Arrive in Killarney and check into your accomodation. 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.
Day 2 - Killarney to Glenbeigh
Leaving Killarney you cycle west under the foothills of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantuohill, around the beautiful Caragh Lake before heading to the picturesque village of Glenbeigh and your overnight stop. When you arrive at Ard na Sidhe Country House Hotel you are instantly transported to a stunning world away. Translated as ‘The Hill of the Fairies’, the majestic panorama of this four-star lake hotel on Lough Caragh, Killorglin in County Kerry envelops you completely. A luxurious country manor house built by Lady Gordon in 1913, Ard na Sidhe is highly regarded as one of the best four-star hotels in Ireland.

Total Distance: 52km | Total Ascent: 480m
Day 3 - Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen
Heading west from Glenbeigh, today’s route takes you to the peaceful and tranquil shores of Kells Bay. From here you continue west finishing the days cycle outside the town of Caherciveen overlooking Valentia Island. You spend two nights in Caherciveen. Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse, formerly QC’s, situated in the heart of Cahersiveen on Kerry’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way is a superb place to stay while discovering the natural beauty of South Kerry. Opened in 2000, it was originally known as a destination seafood bar and restaurant when visiting Kerry, QC’s has been transformed by owner Kate Cooke into the ideal destination for visitors, with the addition of quirky, super comfortable, stylish rooms offering a touch of luxury combined with a homely charm.

Total Distance: 38km | Total Ascent: 413m
Day 4 - Rest day: Option to do the Valentia Loop
As you are not moving accommodations today you have some options. You can arrange a boat trip to the famous 6th century Skellig Island if the sea conditions permit. If you want to cycle then you will take the ferry over to Valentia Island and cycle around this lovely little island that is full with history from the home of the Knights of Kerry to 360 million year old Tetrapod tracks. Incorporated to this days cycle is also a stop at the majestic Kerry Sea Cliffs.

Total Distance: 39km | Total Ascent: 562m |
Day 5 - Cahersiveen to Sneem
Today’s route takes you on coastal roads to your next destination of Sneem, passing through the quaint little town of Waterville on your way, the home away from home for Charlie Chaplin and his family throughout the 60’s. Leaving Waterville you take on the climb of Coomaskista, to be awarded with stunning coastal vistas at the viewing point on the summit of the climb before skirting the Derrynane coastline and beaches on your final push to Parknasilla Resort and Spa, passing through the village of Sneem in the final few kilometres. • Parknasilla Resort and Spa, synonymous with four-star luxury hotel accommodation and memorable holiday experiences. Parknasilla is tucked away amidst its own 500-acre estate on the Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way. With history dating back to the old manor house built in 1692, the manor house was totally redesigned by the eminent architect James Franklin Fuller on the instruction of the Great Southern & Western Railway and the hotel welcomed its first guests in 1895.

Total Distance: 55km | Total Ascent: 608m
Day 6 - Sneem to Kenmare
Departing Parknasilla our route takes you back inland to ride through emerald green rolling farmland on quiet country roads. The route then takes you onto the smooth and well maintained N70 road for the final stretch into the lively town of Kenmare. Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, the five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is renowned for its 2AA Rosette restaurant and luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Sheen Falls Lodge is an unforgettable location on your Irish holiday. Surrender to the scenery as you explore our 300-acre estate. Relax by the fire. Lounge in the Easanna Spa. Ireland’s original five-star lodge and they’ve perfected the art of escapism.

Total Distance: 37km | Total Ascent: 502m
Day 7 - Kenmare to Killarney
Today you cycle along backroads to the famous Molls Gap offering wonderful views over the spectacular Three Lakes of Killarney. From here you continue cycling to the Black valley and through the renowned Gap of Dunloe before returning to Killarney for your final night. Built in 1854 with the remit to ‘take the guest’s breath away’, Great Southern Killarney still stands proudly as Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel. The Great Southern embodies the sophisticated elegance of the Victorian era and has been a haven for many Presidents, celebrities, and dignitaries throughout the years.

Total Distance: 46km | Total Ascent: 600m
Day 8 - Killarney
After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your cycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for your onward journey.

Departure Dates

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Grading

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

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