8-Day Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycle

Self Guided

Ring of Kerry 8-Day Self-Guided Cycle


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


7 nights stay, 5/6 days cycles



The route for our Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycle Tour has the highest mountain range in Ireland as a backdrop and takes you from rugged coastal vistas to inland valleys dotted with glistening lakes. The cycle route abounds in natural wonders and the beauty and grandeur of the scenery is unsurpassed by any in Ireland. One of our most popular destinations, the Ring of Kerry is a must for all cycling enthusiasts with amazing, breathtaking scenery each day on the backroads in County Kerry.

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

Single Room Supplement €210 | Solo Traveller Supplement €380

Hybrid Bike Supplement – €220.00 | Road Bike Supplement – €460.00 | eBike Supplement – €500.00
(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 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!


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

Visit Valentia Island and step back 360 million years as you search for the footprints of tetrapods

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?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Luggage transfers as per itinerary
Digital Route Notes & Maps or GPS Navigation app
Holiday specialists to handle the details of your trip
24 hour telephone support service
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.


8-Day Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycle
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €875


Day 1 - Killarney
Arrive in Killarney and check into your B&B. 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
Starting from Killarney you cycle west under the foothills of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantuohill, around the beautiful Caragh Lake before heading to the picturesque coastal village of Glenbeigh and your overnight stop.

Total Distance: 52km | Total Ascent: 475m | Total Descent: 479m
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 in the town of Cahersiveen overlooking Valentia Island. You spend two nights in Cahersiveen.

Total Distance: 37.5km | Total Ascent: 474m | Total Descent: 466m | Max Elevations: 133m
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 | Total Descent: 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. 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 Sneem.

Total Distance: 52.5km | Total Ascent: 612m | Total Descent: 612m | Max Elevations: 200m
Day 6 - Sneem to Kenmare
Departing Sneem the routes heads back inland on rolling country roads, surrounded by Emerald Green farmland and dense ancient hedges with dry-stone walls. Your day will finish in the vibrant heritage town of Kenmare, well renowned for its cuisine and live music.

Total Distance: 33km | Total Ascent: 444m | Total Descent: 444m | Max Elevations: 249m
Day 7 - Kenmare to Killarney
Today you cycle along quite 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.

Total Distance: 51.2km | Total Ascent: 679m | Total Descent: 659m | Max Elevations: 269m
Day 8 - Killarney
After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your cycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for 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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