A five night, four centre, 4 days of cycling, self-guide cycle ride in Ireland of the Ring of Kerry Coast in County Kerry October 22nd - 27th 2011 starting and finishing in Killarney. 5 nights bed and breakfast in en-suite guesthouse accommodation, shared transfer of luggage each day, 21 speed touring bike and detailed notes and maps, telephone back-up and 24 hour emergency support throughout. We can arrange for this cycle tour to start on a different day of the week, using exclusive luggage transfer service.
This Kerry Coast cycle ride takes you through some of the county's most outstanding scenery around the Ring of Kerry from Killarney. It is enhanced by the influence of both ancient folklore and local traditions. We begin our cycle along the banks of the river Laune and continue through the beautiful district of Caragh Lake to the seaside resort of Glenbeigh, which boasts miles of golden sands and rolling waves. The next stage gives panoramic views of Dingle Bay and the island studded Atlantic ocean, passing through the market town of Caherciveen and onto the small picturesque fishing village of Portmagee. We cycle around Valentia Island with its unique scenic beauty and tropical vegetation en-route to Waterville, Our longest cycle day now as we go through the Coomakista Pass with great views of Kenmare and the Atlantic Ocean. You can stop for lunch in Derrynane House (the home of Daniel O'Connell, the Irish Liberator) and then it's on to the award winning village of Sneem. The final days route continues inland to Molls Gap and through Killarney National Park, to finish back at Killarney Town. This is a cycle trip you will never forget!
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 28 - 31 miles (45 - 49km). The tour starts and finishes in the beautiful town of Killarney, where we kit you out with your bike. Dinner is not provided, your overnight host will advise on local pubs and restaurants.
Read and hear William Butler YEATS read his poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree