The Iveragh Peninsula is a stunning region of islands. With Killarney at its epicentre, it is the largest of the 'five fingers' of Ireland, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Mystical, beautiful and grand, the route is also a tourist hotspot, so can be a little unkind to cyclists. Our routes maintain the same beauty and splendor but take you off the path to enjoy a more leisurely and quieter mix of inland and coastal scenery.
You'll pedal through lush countryside and lively, friendly towns, soaking up the charming Irish welcome, which is certainly as great as people talk about. Starting in the large town of Killarney, which offers an array of bars and restaurants where live Irish music can be found every night.
After a lovely warm-up day seeing the sights of Killarney National Park, the routes follow quiet country roads and lanes (boreens in Irish), passing dramatic mountains, sparkling blue loughs, boulder-strewn fields, lush green meadows, fast running rivers and spectacular beaches and bays. This small corner of Ireland is quite rightly famous but still holds on to its traditions and general rural feel - with enough sites to explore for longer than one week. From C19 Muckross House to the UNESCO World Heritage (and, more recently, of Star Wars fame), Skellig Islands.
You'll stay in a mix of bed and breakfasts, where you'll enjoy an Irish breakfast (one which is quirky and located off-the-beaten-track on the banks of the Curragh river) and an historic hotel. Along with the stunning scenery, you'll receive a hearty welcome everywhere you stay.
|Meals||Breakfast and 1 evening meal.|
|Tour Starts||Killarney train station (Pick up) and transfer to your B&B in Killarney|
|Tour Ends||We take you to the Killarney train station.|
|Rail Options||Inquire for details and prices for taxi from Kerry airport, or train from Dublin.|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for prices.|
|Singles||Add $56 per night. Solo supplement is an additional $101.|
|Other details||No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.|
|Hotels||*** (1 night), AAAA (4 nights), AAA (1 night), AA (1 night)|