The road to Annascaul

Tralee to Dingle Cycle

Distance: 68km
Climbing: 1058m

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The Dingle Peninsula is a beautiful part of Kerry and this route takes you through some of the nicest parts of it.

You start by climbing Short Mountain road before dropping down to the south side of the Peninsula. Then you climb to the foot of Caherconree Mountain before returning south to pass Inch Beach. A stop at Annascaul is possible before you pass Kilmurry Bay and then ride on the backroads into Dingle.

It can be combined with our Slea Head Loop and the Dingle to Tralee ride to create an outstanding two or three-day trip.


Slieve Mish Pass is a climb out of Tralee over the central ridge of the peninsula.

Bothar na gCloch is a scenic road passing along the foot of Caherconree Mountain.

The South Pole Inn is a bar in Annascaul once owned by the legendary Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. Now there is memorabilia to his exploits in the bar and Crean’s Lager to try out.

Inch Beach is one of the largest and finest beaches in Kerry.

Dingle is small town with a beautiful location in a sheltered harbour and excellent nightlife.

From Dingle you can get a ferry to the Great Blasket Island with Dingle Bay Charters.

Tralee to Dingle Cycle Useful Info

A couple of sections of this route are on the main road to Dingle which can get very busy and is not much fin to cycle on, but both times you are only on it for a few kilometres.

The rest of the route is on very quiet backroads.

Bus Eireann runs buses to Tralee from Limerick, Killarney, Cork and Waterford. There are several buses a day from Dingle to tralee with connections to Killarney.

Irish Rail has services from Tralee to Killarney, Cork and Dublin. Bicycle spaces are limited to 2 per train, so it’s a good idea to book ahead.

Useful Links

Bus Eireann

Irish Rail

Dingle Bay Charters

Slea Head Loop

Dingle to Tralee




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