Cycling in Kerry

The Gap of Dunloe is such an amazing experience that you will hardly notice the burn in your legs cycling up the hills. Beginning from Kate Kearney’s Cottage you follow the Gap road, taking in all the magnificent views of the McGillycuddy Reeks, lakes and nature trails until you reach the top. Once at the top, dismount and reap the rewards of the views that lay behind you. This is one scene that cannot be described; you will just have to see it for yourself.

Back on the bikes and begin the descent down through the Black Valley before reaching Lord Brandon’s Cottage. You have two route choices from here:

take a boat from the pier through the lakes arriving at Ross Castle (approx 22km) or

continue on to Moll’s Gap, Ladies View and return via the main Muckross Road (approx 55km)

One word used to describe The Ring of Kerry – breath-taking. Cycling the Ring of Kerry will be one of your treasured lifetime memories; the route is infamous for the jaw-dropping scenery, ancient historical and cultural sites, and the biggest welcome of Irish hospitality. At 216km this route isn’t for the faint hearted however, you will more than reap the rewards with every pedal turned.

During the summer months this route becomes quite busy with traffic and so caution must be taken on the narrower roads. The route takes in smaller village routes as well as the main road.

It is strongly advised to cycle/drive the Ring of Kerry anti-clockwise and flow with the traffic.

There is bike rental located right next door to us with a cycle path adjacent to the hotel which will bring you into the beautiful Killarney National Park. 

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