- 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
- 7 days of cycling & exploring fully guided, with a lead guide plus assistant guide/support driver
- 6 nights accommodation in unique and cosy 3* and 4* guest houses 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
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?
This trip features accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort. Typical accommodations on this trip are a step back in time, a charming oasis of tranquility. Rooms are bright, spacious and quaint and the service is impeccable. All accommodations provide breakfast.
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 of €250 but this is subject to availability.
You will be met by your Wilderness Ireland Guide at Limerick Train Station by the ticket booth at 1pm on Day 1 of your trip. We will drop you off at Limerick Train Station by 12m on the last day of the trip, in time for regular connection to Dublin.
For details on how to get to Cork, please see the travel section of our website.
Join us on this exhilarating new 2019 bike trip that explores the 3 peninsulas of the Kingdom of Kerry!
The southwest of Ireland, and Kerry particularly, has long allured and inspired travellers from all over the world. Though Kerry is popular, this bike trip will bring you on a backstage tour of Kerry’s wild side – explore the 3 peninsulas of Kerry by bike!
From classic climbs to coastal cycles, on this NEW 2019 fully-guided bike trip through magical Kerry, you’ll explore Dingle’s beehive huts, Beara’s rugged landscapes, Killarney’s sparkling lakes, and Kerry’s soaring mountains. On Biking the Kerry Peninsulas, you’ll traverse the three peninsulas of Kerry – Beara, Iveragh and Dingle – and discover the magic of the Kingdom of Kerry from the seat of a bicycle, all the while staying in fantastic local accommodations and rubbing shoulders with some of Kerry’s most intriguing characters!
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. (D)
Bike details: 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 a 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. (B,L)
Bike details: Distance: 66 km / 41 miles
Day 3 – Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains – Iveragh Peninsula
Off to to our next peninsula, the Iveragh Peninsula – home of the world-famous Ring of Kerry! Biking part of the renowned Ring of Kerry, we’ll pass among the soaring Macgillcuddy’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)
Bike details: Distance: 68 km / 42 miles
Day 4 – Killarney National Park & Gap of Dunloe – Iveragh Peninsula
Today we’re in for a treat! Today’s ride 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. We’ll explore the spectacular lakes of Killarney, keeping our eyes out for castles, quaint horse-drawn carriages and even the local red deer! (B,L)
Bike details: Distance: 60 km / 37 miles
Day 5 – Exploring the Dingle Peninsula
Off to our final peninsula, the Dingle Peninsula! After mastering the classic climbs along the Ring of Kerry, we’ll say good bye to the Iveragh Peninsula’s peaks and enjoy Dingle’s gentle coastal roads. Stroll along white sand beaches and across rocky shores. In the evening, enjoy some of Dingle’s live music – a town home to some of the best traditional Irish music! (B,L)
Bike details: Distance: 27 km / 17 miles
Day 6 – Slea Head – Ireland’s Westernmost 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)
Bike details: Distance: 50 km / 30 miles
Day 7 – Departure
Today, we’ll say goodbye to Kerry’s peninsulas and 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)
PLEASE NOTE – The itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the Wilderness Ireland Guide with regard to weather conditions and other factors.
*This itinerary is subject to changes and improvements for 2019 departures.