Start: Killarney Finish: Killarney
Physical rating: Moderate
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Tour code: C06KE
Group size: 2 - 6
12 to 99
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The Iveragh Peninsula is a stunning region of islands. With Killarney at its epicentre, it is the largest of the 'five fingers' of Ireland, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Mystical, beautiful and grand, the route is also a tourist hotspot, so can be a little unkind to cyclists. Our routes maintain the same beauty and splendour but take you off the path to enjoy a more leisurely and quieter mix of inland and coastal scenery.
Accommodation: Killarney Lodge
Meals: No Meals
Check into your B&B and then explore the town, choosing from one of its many
restaurants for dinner or enjoying some live music.
Location: Killarney, Glenbeigh
Accommodation Name: Towers Hotel
Leaving Killarney behind, you'll follow the Fossa Way cycle route, before
heading on small country roads as you slowly climb up to the pretty Lough
Acoose, below the peak of Carrauntuohill, Ireland's highest mountain.
Descending, you'll cycle along the shores of Lough Caragh and on to charming
Glenbeigh and its blue flag beach. If you have time, pedal down to Rossbeigh
Strand and dip your toes in the Atlantic.
Location: Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen
Accommodation Name: Ring of Kerry Hotel
You'll follow the route of the coast today, passing small farms and on to the
beautiful and peaceful shores of Kells Bay. Heading along a scenic narrow
road fringed by large green meadows and peaks in the distance, a circular
loop at the end takes you past Ballycarbery Castle and a wonderful seaside
view and two early Christian stone forts. You'll arrive in the lively town of
Cahersiveen, the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, the Irish political leader
Location: Cahersiveen, Blackstones Bridge
Accommodation: Blackstones House
Leaving Cahersiveen on the old road you'll pass the ruins of Daniel
O'Connell's birth home, before heading back inland where you'll see ruined
abbeys and ancient graveyards. After a short descent, a climb up and over the
stunning Ballaghasheen Pass will reward you with views back to Killarney and
Ireland's highest mountain. A long descent on narrow roads alongside a
gushing river takes you to Blackstones Bridge and your quirky and welcoming
B&B for the night.
Location: Blackstones Bridge, Kenmare
Accommodation: Rockcrest House, B&B
Another stunning rural ride today as you head up and over the spectacular
Ballaghbeama Gap; you are more likely to encounter sheep on the roads than
vehicles. The road takes you through boulder-strewn countryside, cycling by
small lakes, following the Blackwater River. Your day finishes in the
beautiful town of Kenmare, also called 'the gateway to Kerry', and your
luxury guesthouse for the night.
Location: Kenmare, Killarney
Accommodation: Killarney Lodge
As final bike rides go, they don't get much better than this. You'll cycle to
Moll's Gap - a panoramic spot that reaches a summit of 860 feet - and
continue to the Black Valley. This is one of the last remaining areas of
Ireland that is still remote and untouched; with rich fertile meadows and a
roaring river, it feels like a land that time forgot. From here you'll climb
to one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, the Gap of Dunloe, which was
created during the Ice Age. Cycling along this glaciated valley, you'll
meander around the many glacial lakes dotted throughout and marvel at the
sheer jagged rock faces towering above you. You'll head back into Killarney
through the National Park, passing the C15 Ross Castle, before returning to
your B&B for your last night (and perhaps a final Guinness).
We take you to Killarney Station for your onward journey, or perhaps enjoy
extra nights in Killarney to finish your trip.
All breakfasts included.
Irish food is not exactly famous, but what you will find is extremely
good ingredients used to create basic and classic dishes, both Kerry beef
and Kerry lamb, are certainly well known all over Ireland and further
afield. You will see rack of lamb, lamb stew and shepherd’s pie, in most
places. The county’s other basket is the Atlantic Ocean, and its rivers
and loughs. Sea bream and Sea Bass are popular.Trout and Salmon can be
served in many different ways, and there is an abundance of shell fish,
local chowders are excellent and look out for crab gratin.
Wine is readily available but of course one of the symbols of Ireland
is Guinness, and we can say from experience that it tastes better in
Ireland, but if have a thirst after a long walk, beware the Guinness is not
poured quickly, many might say there is a certain amount of time you need
to leave after filling the glass halfway up the harp. However it should be
left until you see a vivid distinction between the dark body and the
creamy white head. Only then can the rest of the glass be filled. Learning
from the locals, you should order your second pint before you have finished
Craft beer is making a name for itself in Ireland and there are
some excellent local ones. Then there is the Irish whiskey, the famous one
being Bushmills and Jameson’s, and there are many local whiskies for you
to try, the Dingle distillery produces a good whiskey and an excellent gin.
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