Ring of Kerry 8-Day Self-Guided Cycle

Ring of Kerry 8-Day Self-Guided Cycle

Self Guided

Ring of Kerry 8-Day 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

€965

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Ring of Kerry 8-Day Self-Guided Cycle

The route for our Ring of Kerry Self-Guided 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 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.

 

Single Room Supplement costs and Solo Traveller Supplement costs are as follows;

8 Day Ring of Kerry Self-Guided Cycle

Single Room Supplement €235 | Solo Traveller Supplement €320

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

Should you require any further information about our Single Supplement or Solo Traveller costs please click here.

Highlights

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
Premium Hybrid Bicycle (Ebikes also available) with pannier bags
Personalised GPS enabled phone app with easy to read road book
24 hour telephone support service
Luggage transfers as per itinerary
Holiday briefing and support calls during your holiday

AVAILABLE TOURS

Tour
Duration
Price
8-Day Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycle
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €965

Itinerary

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.
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 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

Please select your preferred tour from our Available Tours above and choose your ideal start date

Grading

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

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