Cycle the Dingle Peninsula Ireland
Single / Double
Any start date April to end of September
A four centre, 7 nights and 6 days biking self-guide bike ride of the Dingle Peninsula and Coast in County Kerry, Ireland. Starting and finishing in Killarney. Includes 7 nights bed and breakfast in en-suite guesthouse accommodation, transfer of luggage each day, hire of a hybrid touring bike and detailed notes and maps, as well as telephone back-up and emergency support throughout. PLEASE NOTE: The only meal included in the tour price is breakfast.
This Dingle Peninsula bike ride takes you through some outstanding scenery around the Ring of Dingle from Killarney. Within its small area, the Dingle Peninsula has more antiquities, historic sites and varied mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland. On this round trip, you will pass through Anascaul, Inch and on to Dingle, the most westerly town in Europe. It is an excellent centre with many famous restaurants, traditional pubs and yet it still retains much of the old-world atmosphere of a fishing village. On the route back, you cycle the northern side of the peninsula, passing over the Conor Pass with magnificent views of Tralee Bay and the Maharees and the many beautiful beaches which dot the coastline into Tralee. You finish back at Killarney. The guesthouses will provide you with information on nearby pubs and restaurants.
You are free to choose your own routes, between the accommodation, but you have the service of a back up van (a phone call away) if things go wrong and to transfer your luggage. The average daily cycling distance is a comfortable 15 - 31 miles (24 - 50km). The tour starts and finishes in the beautiful town of Killarney, where we kit you out with your bike.
START and FINISH: Killarney is on the west coast of Ireland in County Kerry.
First night: At Killarney. Rooms are available from 3pm. Evening meals can be obtained in nearby inns or restaurants. Overnight Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Day One: Killarney to Killorglin, distance approx. 26 miles (42 km) Cycle through the wonderland of Killarney National Park with perhaps a stop at Muckross Friary and Muckross House. Continue onto Killorglin, home of Puck Fair. Overnight: Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland.
Day Two: Cycle from Killorglin to Dingle, distance approx. 33 miles (54 km). Go for a swim at Inch Beach and cycle onwards along the wild Atlantic coastline of Dingle Bay to the colourful fishing port of Dingle Town with its 50 pubs, craft shops, restaurants and even a resident Dolphin, Fungi. Overnight: Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.
Day Three: Cycle the Slea Head Circuit, distance approx. 26 miles (45 km). Today’s route takes you around the renowned Slea Head in Dunquin, known as, “the nearest parish to America”. Archaeological remains abound and there are spectacular views of the coast and the Blasket Islands. This is one of the few remaining areas where the Gaelic (Irish) language is spoken still in the home. Overnight: Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.
Day Four: Rest Day/Optional Ride. Optional cycle or take a boat ride to see Fungi, Dingle’s own dolphin, visit the Blasket Islands or simply enjoy the numerous craft shops, restaurants and pubs in Dingle. Overnight: Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.
Day Five: Cycle from Dingle to Castlegregory, distance approx. 23 miles (37 km). Today's bike ride takes you over the highest road pass in Ireland, the Conor Pass, and the spine of the peninsula to reach the beaches of the Maharees Peninsula. Overnight: Castlegregory, County Kerry, Ireland.
Day Six: Cycle from Castlegregory to Killarney, distance approx. 30 miles (48 km). Once more you will start with a mountain pass, again over the spine along less travelled backroads before lunch. The final section takes you along the inner end of Dingle Bay to arrive back in Killarney. Overnight: Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.
Departure Day: The tour finishes from Killarney after breakfast.
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