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    Deluxe Biking

    The Kerry Peninsulas

    14 reviews



    Region: South West – Cork & Kerry
    Duration: 1 Days / 0 Nights
    Confirmed: When 3 Travellers Book

    Next Departure: 1st - 1st Jan 1970
    Accommodation: Deluxe

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      Trip Overview

      Created by: Patricia Doe


      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.

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      Day by Day
      Itinerary

      Day 1 – Exploring Quaint Kenmare Read More

      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.

      Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
      Ride Details: 16 km / 10 miles | 160 m / 524 ft

      Day 2 – Bike Coast to Coast on the Beara Peninsula Read More

      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.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Ride Details: 69 km / 43 miles | 1,008 m / 3,308 ft

      Day 3 – Ring of Kerry & MacGillycuddy's Reeks Mountains Read More

      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.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Ride Details: 74 km / 46 miles | 846 m / 2,777 ft

      Day 4 – Killarney National Park & Gap of Dunloe Read More

      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.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Ride Details: 65 km / 40 miles | 880 m / 2,886 ft

      Day 5 – Cycling the Dingle Peninsula Read More

      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 gentler coastal roads. Breathe in the salty Atlantic Ocean air with every pedal stroke as you gaze out upon white sand beaches and the craggy Kerry coastline. 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.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Ride Details: 25 km / 16 miles | 480 m / 1,575 ft

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

      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.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Ride Details: 53 km / 33 miles | 560 m / 1,837 ft

      Day 7 – Limerick & Departure Read More

      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.

      Meals Included: Breakfast

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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 preferred departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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      Trip Details

      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.

      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

      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 on Day 1 of your trip. We will drop you off at Limerick Colbert Train Station by 13:00 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.

      Bike Hire / Bring Your Own Bike Read More

      Bike Hire
      We have an excellent fleet of bikes available to hire – including road bikes and E-bikes.
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      Bring Your Own Bike
      You are also more than welcome to bring your own bike.

      If you choose to do so, please ensure it’s in excellent working condition and has been recently serviced – either by you or by a reputable bike shop.

      In addition, please bring the following:

      Multi-tool, including a chain tool
      Mini pump and/or CO2 canisters
      Two spare tubes and a puncture repair kit
      Because we will need to load your bike onto one of our trailers, please ensure that:

      Your rear wheel is clear of any obstructions; including lights, mudguard or panniers
      Your tyres are no wider than 45mm
      Due to the nature of our trips, we are unfortunately unable to carry bike boxes or bags with us, so please make prior arrangements if necessary.

      If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly and knowledgable sales team are always delighted to answer any queries you may have.

      Speak to an Expert

      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 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.

      Find Out More

      Trip Reviews

      Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 14 review(s) of Deluxe Bike Tour – The Kerry Peninsulas

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      Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

      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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      Jennifer Geske

      Reviewed on 20/05/2024

      Age: 40 - 50
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 11/05/2024
      Trips Taken: 1

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      Michael Rothwell

      Reviewed on 18/09/2023

      Age: 70 - 80
      Country: England
      Trip Date: 26/08/2023
      Trips Taken: 3

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      The trip itinerary and description were very accurate and the blue rating was appropriate for the tour. Accommodation was superior as described and our guides were fantastic in their support and local knowledge. I am looking at booking my next trip with the company for next year.

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      Angela Petsnick

      Reviewed on 12/09/2023

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: Canada
      Trip Date: 26/08/2023
      Trips Taken: 2

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