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Cycle the Dingle Peninsula Ireland

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Cycle the Dingle Peninsula Ireland

Single / Double

£742/ £562

Tour Period

Any start date April to end of September

Tour Nights

7

Tour description

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. 5 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, Telephone back-up and emergency support throughout.
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 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 bike 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. Dinners are not provided, 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.

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This tour is operated by Go Visit Ireland from County Kerry in Ireland.

 

Sample schedule

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. 26 miles (42km) Bike 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: Bike Ride from Killorglin to Dingle 33 miles (54km). Go for a swim at Inch Beach and bike onwards along the wild Atlantic coastline of Dingle Bay to the colourful fishing port of Dingle Town with it's 50 pubs, craft shops, restaurants and even a resident Dolphin, Fungi. Overnight Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.

Day three: Bike Ride Slea Head Circuit 26 miles (45km). To-day’s cycle takes you around the renowned Slea Head in Dunquin, “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: Bike Ride from Dingle to Castlegregory 23 miles (37km). 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: Bike Ride from Castlegregory to Killarney. 30 miles (48km). Once more starting 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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Tour Code:

DP07

Options

E-bikes available 120 extra or Road bikes 70 extra

Grade

C

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Dear Richard

Just thought I should write and thank you for the lovely holiday we had 
cycling coast to coast. It was an experience that both Kay and I really 
enjoyed, we found it an excellent break and a super way to visit the 
countryside we passed through. We were both delighted with the interesting 
places you found for us to stay and they were all lovely. We will be 
recommending your services to our friends as it really made life easy for us 
and all the more enjoyable. Please make sure you keep booking the same weather 
that we had it was fine all week and made the whole trip that much easier.
Once again thank you and please pass on our thanks to the accommodations that 
you used for our visit. I should also mention that the Sherpa company did a 
great job with the luggage transfers.

Steve and Kay, Nottingham, UK.

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Steve & Kay
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