Ring Of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry abounds in natural wonders and the beauty and grandeur of the scenery is unsurpassed by any in Ireland. Starting in the town of Killarney made famous by the magnificent "Three Lakes of Killarney" the "Ring" then continues anti-clockwise through Killorglin, Caherciveen, on to Waterville and Sneem before returning to Killarney.

We, however, find this route to be "over-run" with tourists and therefore unkind to cycles so for that reason we suggest a much more leisurely and quieter mix of inland and coastal routes to give you just the same beauty and splendour if not more !

Price from : 1090 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Ireland
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Killarney

Distance 1 : 13 Miles - 21 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 178 Meters 

Arrive in Killarney and check into your B&B. You vill go to a bike shop to be fitted with your bike by a professional and ensure everything is perfect with the bikes before starting. We will meet youo at your accommodation and go through the orientation. If you have time take the short circular cycle to Killarney National Park where you have the chance to see both the 15th Century Muckross Abbey and the 19th Century Muckross house with its wonderful Gardens. Taking time to enjoy this iconic landscape as you cycle around Muckross lake one of the famous 3 lakes of Killarney. Following your cycle return to Killarney to enjoy this vibrant town for your first overnight stop.

Day 2 :   Killarney to Glenbeigh

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 467 Meters 

Leaving Killarney you'll 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.

Day 3 :   Glenbeigh to Caherciveen

Distance 1 : 24 Miles - 39 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 410 Meters 

Heading west from Glenbeigh, today’s route takes you to the peaceful and tranquil shores of Kells Bay. From here you continue on west with the opportunity to see two ancient stone forts dating back to the Bronze Age. These Forts are what gave your home for the next two nights the town of Cahersiveen its name. Take in the ancient history and wonderful culture of this area before finishing the days cycle in the town of Caherciveen overlooking Valentia Island.

Day 4 :   Rest day

Today you have a free day. You can arrange a boat trip to the famous 6th century Skellig Island or as an option if the weather does not allow you to take the ferry over to Valentia Island and cycle around this lovely little island that is steeped in history. A hike option will also be available.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 5 :   CAHERCIVEEN TO BLACKSTONES BRIDGE

Distance 1 : 24 Miles - 39 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 594 Meters 

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

Day 6 :   BLACKSTONES BRIDGE TO KENMARE

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 594 Meters 

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.

Day 7 :   Kenmare to Killarney

Distance 1 : 30 Miles - 48 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 620 Meters 

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. This Glaciated Valley is truly one of Ireland’s most magnificent places to cycle with the sheer jagged rock faces towering above you as you meander around the many glacial lakes dotted through the valley. Your Irish cycling adventure returns you to Killarney for your final night and a fitting farewell to this memorable holiday.

Day 8 :  

Departure after your breakfast

After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your bicycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for your onward journey. According to your program, we can arrange accommodations and transportation before or after your tour.

Average / Day :
Distance : 38.83 Km / 24.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 477.17 Meters

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Day : 1, 7

Sunnybank Guesthouse Killarney, provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation directly across from the Bus & Train station in a quiet secluded area in Killarney town centre. We are close to all Restaurants, Irish Traditional Pubs and for all your shopping needs in Killarney town centre and the Malton Hotel is just 200 meters. Private car parking is available to all our guests and Sunnybank Guesthouse in Killarney offers WiFi onsite in our Guesthouse. Sunnybank Guesthouse in Killarney located across from Killarney's Bus Station, Killarneys Outlet Centre for all your shopping needs and the Malton Hotel just a minutes walk.


Day : 2

Emir View House B&B is a family-run Bed and Breakfast located in Glenbeigh Village on the scenic Ring of Kerry. It is the ideal touring base to explore the mountains of Iveragh Peninsula, for a tour of the Caragh Lake and is also ideal as a starting or finishing point for the highlights of the popular Kerry Way Walkway. Glenbeigh is a popular resort because of the nearby beach, lying along the sandy spit of Rossbeigh Strand. The village offers notable Restaurants, Pubs and Shops.Our Family, Twin and Double bedrooms are ensuite with Power-Showers and have orthopaedic beds, TV, coffee and tea making facilities as well as hairdryers.


Day : 3, 4

Cul Draiochta is a purpose built spacious bed and breakfast in Caherciveen, Co. Kerry overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and run by Ann Nugent and family.One is assured of a warm welcome and a complimentary cup of tea or coffee with fresh homebaking on arrival. It is a family run business where Ann and her family will spare no effort to ensure that you enjoy traditional Irish hospitality and personal attention at all times.


Day : 5

Breda and Padraig Breen welcome you to their Bed and Breakfast and Self-Catering accommodation. Blackstones B&B and Holiday Home Accommodation are situated at the foot of Carrauntuohill, Ireland’s highest mountain, scenically situated besides Blackstones Bridge near Lickeen Wood.


Day : 6

Exceptional accommodation in Kenmare with private offstreet parking.Kenmare House offers quality, good value accommodation in an ideal location on the Ring Of Kerry Road(N70).Kenmare Town centre is only a 7 minute walk on footpath/pavement with street lights.?Kenmare is special, enjoying the unique location of being the only town that is on both the famous Ring of Kerry and the beautiful Ring Of Beara, making it the ideal touring base.There are 6 spacious ensuite bedrooms. One ground floor with bathtubs and showers. Colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryers and electric blankets for early and late season. Wi-fi available in bedrooms.We offer an extensive breakfast menu with fresh ground coffee and home baking from our dining room which overlooks a lovely garden.Breakfast is served in our spacious dining room overlooking the garden.


Day : 1, 7

The Brehon and Angsana Spa luxurious accommodation in Killarney is designed with your every requirement in mind. Our boutique style rooms vary in layout and design. You can choose from Deluxe Bedrooms, Superior Bedrooms, Suites or Family Suites. As a spa hotel, every guest receives complimentary relaxation time in the Vitality Suite of The Angsana Spa.


Day : 2

Established in 1895, the family run Towers Hotel is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Glenbeigh. Situated on the famous Ring of Kerry and just 2 kilometres from the sandy beach at Rossbeigh the Towers is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the splendour of one the most amazing parts of Ireland.


Day : 3, 4

Located in the centre of Caherciveen on the Ring of Kerry, QC’s Seafood Restaurant has been long established as the destination restaurant to experience when visiting Kerry. The philosophy of the owners, Kate and Andrew Cooke is to serve only fresh, wild Irish local fish, supplied by the family company, Quinlan’s Kerry Fish. QC’s menu features ultra-fresh seafood with a good choice of daily blackboard specials. Mouth-watering offerings include crabs claws and crab meat, sizzling Dingle Prawns and baby squid every day. Head Chef Eddie Gannon and his dedicated team have created top class dishes that will amaze every diner.


Day : 5

Breda and Padraig Breen welcome you to their Bed and Breakfast and Self-Catering accommodation. Blackstones B&B and Holiday Home Accommodation are situated at the foot of Carrauntuohill, Ireland’s highest mountain, scenically situated besides Blackstones Bridge near Lickeen Wood.


Day : 6

Brook Lane is a family run 4 star boutique hotel, it’s small, quirky, staff are friendly and local, design is contemporary, hospitality is instinctive and the atmosphere is easygoing, all just a short walk from the pretty town of Kenmare on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights Bed and Breakfast with private shower and/or bath
  • 2 dinners
  • Daily full Irish Breakfast
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON (or equivalent) for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 1090 € 290 €
Upgraded 1490 € 320 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included


To travel to Killarney from all the major Irish Airports is very easy as it is on all the major bus and train routes.

To give you an idea here are the times of driving as per Bus Eireann:

  • Killarney - Shannon Airport - 3hrs 20mins approximately
  • Killarney - Cork Airport - 2hrs 15mins approximately

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