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Cycling

 

 

Dingle

Bicycle Hire:

 

The very best way to discover the beauty of our Dingle Peninsula is on a bicycle. While you have sufficient speed to cover a large area comfortably you don't whizz by at fourty or fifty miles an hour, missing the minutiae of hedgerows teeming with wild life, or the subtlety of the ever changing light and spectacular cloud formations. On a bike, you are not just looking at the scenery - you are part of it ! We can help you plan your route and supply maps.


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Per Day:    € 10

Per Week: € 55

Killarney

Bicycle Hire:

 

Killarney National Park, with its lakeside and forest pathways, trails, and roads, is a paradise for bikers. If you haven't brought your own wheels, you can rent whatever you need here, from 21-speed touring bikes to mountain bikes to tandems.

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Per Day:    € 13

Per Week: € 70

 

Tours

Ring of Kery and Dingle Peninsula:

 

Irish Cycling ToursOur Safari starts and finishes in Killarney, shadowed by the MacGillikuddy Reeks and adjacent to the famous Muckross National Park. We head deep into the Iveragh Peninsula along quiet backroads toward the villages of Sneem and Glenbeigh.

We then head to the Dingle Peninsula, the most westerly point in Europe, and sees us cycling along he dramatic Slea Head coast amongst Neolithic ruins with a wonderful view out to the Skelling and Blasket Islands. We rest amongst the great array of shops and restaurants that the town of Dingle has to offer. The weary may pause for a well earned pint in the famous Dick Macs pub, which doubles up as a cobbler!

After our rest day Conor Pass stretches the legs again as we take in the stunning vistas of the peninsula from its lofty perch before enjoying the freewheel lunch and the unique entertainment of the Railway Bar. Our last day’s cycle takes us through the Gap of Dunloe and Black Valley, a fitting finish to this dramatic tour, before we end up all too quickly back in Killarney.

 

TOUR INCLUDES
- 7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation
- 1 evening meal
- Bike rental
- Guide in a support van (on group tour only)
- Luggage transfer
- Route details and maps

 

2009 GROUP TOUR DATES
May 30 - Limited availability
June 27 - Limited availability
July 25 - Fully booked
August 8 - Limited availability
August 22



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Per person Sharing:    €670.00

 

 


 

Dingle Peninsula Tour:

 

The Dingle Peninsula is located in the Southwest of the County of Kerry. With its capital Tralee it runs in a westerly direction as far as the Blasket Islands. The Dingle Peninsula is home to many wonders - second highest mountain range in the country, a wealth of archaeological sites, home to some of the finest traditional music, dance and the Irish language. The Dingle Peninsula experience is one you will remember for a long time to come. This is an 8 day tour.

 

Day 1 - Arrival Day - today’s distance 30km / 18ml
Arrive in Tralee and check into your B&B (your bicycles will already be there). If you have time take a short cycle from Tralee to the lovely fishing port of Fenit and from there to the historic Ardfert with its newly restored cathedral and back to Tralee for your overnight stop.

Day 2 - Tralee to Cloghane - today’s distance 38km /24ml

Today’s cycle takes you from Tralee along the northern shores of the Dingle Peninsula with the Slieve Mish Mountains on your left and Tralee Bay to your right. The route takes you through Castlegregory before finishing in the picturesque village of Cloghane and your overnight stop for the night.

 

Day 3 - Cloghane to Dingle - today’s distance 34km /21ml
Leaving Cloghane you head for the village of Brandon and Brandon Point and then on and over the famous Conor Pass with its breathtaking views that stretches for miles. In the distance you will see the fishing port town of Dingle and your stopover for the next three days. . Enjoy the beauty of Dingle and its surrounds for the next few days, cycling out towards the western shores and Slea Head with views of the Great Blasket Islands looming in the distance.

Day 4 - Dingle circular route - today’s distance 38km /24ml
Heading west from Dingle you cycle via Ventry to Slea Head with its magnificent breathtaking views across the Blasket Sound to the famous Blasket Island. From here you cycle on to Dunquinn and Ballyferriter on your way back to Dingle for the evening. Alternatively, today you can cycle to Dunquinn harbour and take the ferry to the Blasket Island and enjoy a walk around this mystical and enchanting place.

Day 5 - Dingle circular route - today’s distance 40km /25ml
Today you cycle north from Dingle through the village of Ballydavid and on to Brandon Creek. Alternatively if you fancy a walk you can leave the main route at the Bothar Pub and take the Saints Road up mount Brandon on foot. – Weather permitting. This is a 3 to 4 hour walk.

Day 6 - Dingle to Inch - today’s distance 35km /22ml
Cycling in an easterly direction by the shores of Dingle Bay you once again enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking scenery of this magnificent peninsula. Your destination is the tiny hamlet of Inch with its renowned and magnificent beach and ideal for a walk along its golden sands or a quick dip. On your way you can detour to visit the village of Annascaul, home to the famous explorer Tom Crean.

Day 7 - Inch to Tralee - today’s distance 30km /19ml
Today’s route continues along the coast to the historical village of Castlemaine with its neat little harbour and splendid bird sanctuary. From here you head north and take the "short mountain route" back to Tralee and your last night’s stopover. This is a very historical area and on your way you will pass the legendary mythological Queen Scotia’s grave which also offers fabulous views over Tralee Bay and North Kerry.

Day 8
After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your cycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for your onward journey.

 

Rates:

 

Per person Sharing:    €720.00

Single Supplement € 210

 

 


 

Ring of Kerry Tour:

 

Kerry cycle toursThe 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, to 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 just the same beauty and splendour – if not more. This is an 8 day tour.

 

Day 1 - Arrival Day - today’s distance 20km / 12ml
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 - today’s distance 45km /28ml

Leaving Killarney you 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 - today’s distance 43km /27ml
Heading west from Glenbeigh, today’s route takes you to the peaceful and tranquil shores of Kells Bay. From here you continue on west finishing the days cycle outside the town of Caherciveen over looking Valentia Island. You spend two nights in Caherciveen.

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 permit take the ferry over to Valentia Island and cycle around this lovely little island that is stepped in history.

Day 5 - Caherciveen to Kenmare - today’s distance 55km /34ml
From Caherciveen, today’s cycle takes you on one of the most glorious route’s imaginable. An inland trip through the Inny Valley and the legendary Ballaghisheen and Ballaghbeama passes offering spectacular views as you descend to the southern shores of the peninsula and Kenmare and your stopover for the next two nights.

Day 6 - Kenmare circular route - today’s distance 40km /25ml
Leaving your Kenmare B&B you can enjoy a lovely circular cycle over to the Beara Peninsula and around Lough Inchiquinn before returning back to Kenmare. As an option you can continue on to Glengarriff and return to Kenmare through Turner’s Rock tunnel road. It is hard to imagine that two peninsulas so close together geographically can be so different in landscape and appearance & today gives you the opportunity to see this contrast first hand.

Day 7 - Kenmare to Killarney - today’s distance 38km /24ml
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 before returning to Killarney for your final night.

Day 8
After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your cycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for your onward journey.

 

Rates:

 

Per person Sharing:    €767.00

Single Supplement € 233

 

 


 

Mini-Break Cycling Tours are also available. With 3, 4, 5, 6, day trips arranged. Please use the contact form to male an enquiry.