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A loop through a beautiful part of the country from one its most popular tourist towns. Half is on roads that can be almost empty. It includes two difficult climbs but the last 23km is mostly flat or downhill. One of the country’s outstanding rides.
The magnificent Gap of Dunloe is one of Kerry’s most famous views.
This easy cycle goes through the best of Killarney National Park – much of it is on narrow but well-paved traffic-free paths. You will share it with walkers and horses, so it might be a little slow, but it is so beautiful around here that you are unlikely to mind.
This is an extremely popular place to rent a bike and cycle around.
This route takes in one of the best parts of the Ring of Kerry – the Coomakista Pass.
Then you explore Derrynane and its sheltered beach. After a 20 kilometre section on the main road you head inland on quieter roads at Sneem and ending in Killarney after passing through the Gap of Dunloe.
This tour takes you out into one of the remotest parts of Kerry before returning over the wonderful Gap of Dunloe.
You ride east from Killarney and head into the centre of the peninsula, where few tourists go. Much of the first half of this ride is spent with fantastic views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks.
This tour is an alternate to the main road if you want to Cycle Ring of Kerry, going down the beautiful, deserted roads of the interior of the Iveagh Peninsula.
This is one of the remotest parts of the country. You can add on a climb to Ballaghbeama Gap if you have the time.
This fantastic cycle trip starts in the lovely town of Glengerriff passes over the remarkable Healy Pass in the Beara Peninsula before going through Kenmare. Then you go north past Moll’s Gap and through the popular Gap of Dunloe before a short run-in to Killarney.
There is an optional detour through the beautiful Inchiquin Valley.