8-Day Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycle

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Ring of Kerry 8-Day Self-Guided Cycle
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Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous cycling experience is recommended.
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7 nights stay, 5/6 days cycles
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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)

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.


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 Caherciveen
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 Caherciveen overlooking Valentia Island. You spend two nights in Caherciveen.

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 - Caherciveen to Blackstones Bridge
From Caherciveen, today’s cycle takes you on one of the most glorious routes imaginable an inland trip through the Inny Valley. As you wind your way through this wonderful landscape and over the legendary Ballaghisheen pass the views that meet you are as majestic as the valley that sweeps away below you. Your day will finish on the banks of the Blackstones River as you settle in for a night of home cooked Irish food and relax to the sounds of the babbling water.
Meal: Dinner (D)

Total Distance: 37.5km | Total Ascent: 597m | Total Descent: 610m | Max Elevations: 304m
Day 6 - Blackstones Bridge to Kenmare
Continuing through the Heartland of Kerry you will enjoy the views across the Brida Valley as you meander your way along the quite country roads to the spectacular Ballaghbeama Gap. Cycle through Irish peatland following the Blackwater River and enjoying the vista across Kenmare Bay. Your day’s adventure finishes in the beautiful town of Kenmare where you can enjoy one of the many top class restaurants or cosy pubs this town has to offer.

Total Distance: 39km | Total Ascent: 592m | Total Descent: 602m | Max Elevations: 269m
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.

Departure Dates

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