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    The Kerry Peninsulas

    3 review(s)

    Next Trip: 24th - 30th Jun 2023 Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

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    Region: South West – Cork & Kerry
    Trip Type: Biking
    Accommodation: Deluxe
    Max Group Size: 8
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    Join us on this exhilarating Deluxe grade bike trip that explores the three peninsulas of the Kingdom of Kerry. The southwest of Ireland, and Kerry in particular, has long allured and inspired travellers from all over the world. Though Kerry is a popular destination, this bike trip will bring you on a backstage tour of Kerry’s wild side to explore the three Kerry peninsulas by bike.

    From classic climbs to coastal cycles, on this fully-guided bike trip through the magical Kerry landscapes, you’ll explore Dingle’s beehive huts, Beara’s rugged landscapes, Killarney’s sparkling lakes, and Kerry’s soaring mountains. While biking the Kerry Peninsulas, you’ll traverse the three peninsulas of Kerry: the Beara, Iveragh and Dingle. Cycling the southwest, discover hidden gems, snug villages and iconic panoramas by day, all the while staying in fantastic deluxe-standard guesthouses and boutique hotels by night to combine epic cycling with lavish comfort.

    Trip Highlights

    • Traverse the 3 wild and diverse peninsulas of Kerry: Beara, Iveragh & Dingle.
    • Explore classic cycling routes: Molls Gap, the Gap of Dunloe & the Healy Pass.
    • Pedal through Ireland's highest mountain range & Killarney National Park.
    • Cycle to Ireland's westernmost point at Slea Head.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 – Exploring Quaint Kenmare

    Meeting in Limerick, head south into the magical landscapes of Kerry for our first peninsula, the Beara Peninsula. You’ll explore rolling emerald hills, snug villages, ruined monasteries and even thatched cottages. Starting in lively Kenmare village, we’ll pedal off along country lanes for lovely bay views. (L, D)

    Distance: 23 km/14 miles

    Day 2 – Bike Coast to Coast on the Beara Peninsula

    The quietest and least-known peninsula in Kerry, the dramatic Beara Peninsula is cycling heaven. We’ll weave across the headland from coast to coast, with time to take in the Healy Pass, a classic Irish cycling route. The undulating views along this under-rated peninsula combined with its plethora of ancient history and fascinating local mythology, make Cork’s Beara Peninsula one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets and an absolute cycling gem. (B, L)

    Distance: 66 km/41 miles

    Day 3 – Ring of Kerry & MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains

    Biking our second peninsula, the Iveragh Peninsula is home to the world-famous Ring of Kerry. Cycling along stretches of the renowned route, we’ll pass among the soaring McGillicuddy’s Reeks Mountains, winding past Ireland’s highest mountain following an ancient route named for Oisin, a mythological Irish hero, to arrive in Killarney National Park. (B, L)

    Distance: 68 km/42 miles

    Day 4 – Killarney National Park & Gap of Dunloe

    Today we’re in for a treat with several iconic cycling routes on our route. Cycling through Molls Gap offers panoramic views over the mountains we conquered yesterday before we cross the beloved Gap of Dunloe, home to the iconic Wishing Bridge. Pedalling through the lush verdant canopy of Killarney woodlands, bike the shores of the spectacular lakes, gaze up the romantic ruins of crumbling castles, hear the clip-clop of quaint horse-drawn carriages, and perhaps even spot the local red deer. (B, L)

    Distance: 60 km/37 miles

    Day 5 – Cycling the Dingle Peninsula

    The Dingle Peninsula is the final headland in the trip of peninsulas on this bike tour. After mastering the classic climbs along the Ring of Kerry, we’ll say goodbye to Iveragh’s peaks and enjoy Dingle’s gentle coastal roads. Stroll along white sand beaches and across rocky shores. Ireland is world-renowned for its whiskey, so after our bike ride today, we’re in for a treat – a whiskey tasting led by a connoisseur. In the evening, enjoy some of Dingle’s live music – a bastion of traditional Irish music. (B, L)

    Distance: 27 km/17 miles

    Day 6 – Bike to Slea Head, Ireland's Westerly Point

    Slea Head is about as far west as we can go – the next stop west is North America. Looping around this amazing headland, drink in the fantastic views of the remote Blasket Islands, evacuated in the 1950s, before exploring ancient monastic beehive huts, stone oratories and hidden coves of Slea Head – perhaps with time to taste some local whiskey. In the evening, we’ll celebrate the end of our trip with a splendid feast. (B, L, D)

    Distance: 50 km/30 miles

    Day 7 – Limerick & Departure 

    Leaving the wilds of Kerry’s peninsulas behind, we head back to Limerick, a city that’s seen its fair share of urban development in recent years, in time for regular train connections to Dublin. (B)

    This itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the Wilderness Ireland Guide with regard to weather conditions and other factors. 

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    Accommodation Read More

    This trip features Deluxe level of accommodation – relax in boutique hotels, stately guesthouses, and beautiful manors. Each Deluxe accommodation has been chosen for its high comfort standards and service, its scenic location and its lovely amenities.

    On this deluxe bike trip in Kerry, partake in all of the excitement of a hiking adventure paired with the comfort and luxuriousness of deluxe accommodations. More than just a place to sleep, your accommodations play an active role in your Irish experience.

    We do not charge single person supplements to people booking on their own. However, you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you specifically require a single room you will have to pay the single supplement charge which is subject to availability. All accommodations provide breakfast.

    Meals Read More

    Breakfast is provided each morning, as well as lunch and snacks throughout the trip. Dinner is provided on the first and final nights. Local pubs and restaurants offer a wide choice of local dishes.

    On this trip, we generally eat dinner as a group however if you would like to make alternative arrangements you are free to do so. Your guide will have an evening off during this trip where they do not eat with the group. They will recommend options for dinner that evening and will help you make any necessary reservations.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 7 days of cycling & exploring fully guided, with a lead guide plus assistant guide/support driver
    • 6 nights accommodation in unique and cosy Deluxe guesthouses and hotels
    • Pickup and transport during trip, starting and finishing in Limerick
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • Vehicle transport throughout including ride support
    • Regular luggage transfers
    • Entrance and admission fees as stated in the itinerary
    • Ride snacks and drinks
    Trip Grading Read More

    Blue Graded 4-6

    Our blue graded trips are aimed at people who regularly enjoy road cycling and may have completed a multi-day cycle tour before. These trips include the occasional day with steeper climbs, but with plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the view and take photos.

    Harder days are usually followed by much easier ones both in terms of how much distance we cover that day and the number of steep ascents. Most days these trips allow plenty of time for exploring the surrounding area and enjoying relaxed lunches.

    Distance typically ranges from 30-50 miles each with rolling terrain. On some days you can expect some more challenging climbs and steeper descents. But remember, our support minivan will always be available to offer you a ride if you need it.

    Travel – Arrival and Departure Read More

    You will be met by your Wilderness Ireland Guide at Limerick Colbert Train Station by the ticket booth at 12.00 pm on Day 1 of your trip. We will drop you off at Limerick Colbert Train Station by 1.00 pm on the last day of the trip, in time for regular train connections to Dublin.

    For details on how to get around Ireland, please see the travel section of our website.

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    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Patricia Doe

    An avid cyclist and hiker, Patricia enjoys exploring Ireland’s wild landscapes every chance she gets – she particularly loves the under-appreciated regions of Mayo, Connemara, Sligo and Donegal. Having spent nearly a decade in the hospitality industry, Patricia is an expert on Ireland’s luxury and unique accommodations. As Wilderness Ireland’s General Manager and head of the sales team, Patricia is ready to help make your Irish adventure spectacular.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Blue Grades 4-6

    The road cycling trips that we offer are graded to take into account a combination of the general level of fitness required and the number of miles cover as well as the daily ascent and estimated saddle time.

    Our blue graded trips are aimed at people who regularly enjoy road cycling and may have completed a multi-day cycle tour before. These trips include the occasional day with steeper climbs, but with plenty of opportunity to stop and to admire the view and take photos.

    Harder days are usually followed by much easier ones both in terms of how much distance we cover that day and the number of steep ascents. Most days these trips allow plenty of time for exploring the surrounding area and to enjoy relaxed lunches.

    Distance typically range from 30-50 miles each with rolling terrain. On some days you can expect some more challenging climbs and steeper descents. But remember, our support minivan will always be available to offer you a ride if you need it!

    Before joining this trip, the questions you should be asking yourself are:

    Are you happy being on your bike for around six hours each day for several days in a row?

    Do you regularly ride your bike most weeks or have you done a multi day tour recently?

    Are you comfortable climbing and descending steep roads?

    Trip Reviews

    Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 review(s) of Deluxe Bike Tour – The Kerry Peninsulas

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    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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    Karen Alexopoulos

    Reviewed on 12/08/2019

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: Canada
    Trip Date: 20/07/2019
    Trips Taken: 2

    The Bottom Line

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    It was an amazing trip. Great cycling, great food and great people. I can truly say that this trip has improved my cycling. I have gained confidence and skills!

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    Helen Triolo

    Reviewed on 11/08/2019

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 20/07/2019
    Trips Taken: 2

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    Loved everything about this trip - our delightful, accommodating, encouraging guides, the well-planned routes, the food, the wildflowers and waterfalls, the music (live in the van and in Dingle). We rode up Conor Pass! Can't wait to come back and ride in Ireland again.

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    Steven Alexandris

    Reviewed on 01/08/2019

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: Canada
    Trip Date: 20/07/2019
    Trips Taken: 2

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