A route of natural wonders and breathtaking scenery! This is one of our two cycling holidays in Ireland, taking you around the County of Kerry, exploring fabulous towns and villages as you go. With many of your overnight stops located along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Longest Coastal Route, it’s the perfect way to explore the gorgeous scenery this part of Ireland has to offer. The official Wild Atlantic Way cycling route generally sticks to the main roads, but our itinerary takes you away wherever possible from the busier roads, and allows you to experience the beauty of the route using quieter roads. Expect a real insight to the ancient heritage of Ireland and a good dose of Irish hospitality and culture on this ‘must do’ route.
Your trip will start and finish in the bustling town of Killarney. On the doorstep of the Killarney National Park, you are minutes away from exploring its magnificent three lakes and Muckross Abbey and House, the perfect place for a warm-up ride! Heading out of Killarney, this stunning route will take you through the foothills of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantuohill, and the heart of County Kerry with dazzling views everywhere you go. Explore forts that date back to the Bronze Age, take in the ancient history of the towns you pass through, and enjoy plenty of local music and good food to fuel the ride.
The first half of the route meanders back and forth between the coast and lush green fields as well as forests giving great views of the cliffs and islands of the northwest of the peninsula. After Caherviseen we take a turn inland to enjoy the quiet roads and mountain scenery - a real gem, seldom seen by Kerry's many visitors and where you can enjoy rural Ireland at its best. Travelling through the heart of Kerry you'll ride over the Ballaghisheen Pass where epic views of the valley below set the scene of what's to come.
Perhaps saving the best for last, your final day takes you through Moll's Gap which rewards all the effort with a fabulous vista of Killarney’s Three Lakes before heading to the majestic Gap of Dunloe and a rewarding downhill pedal back to Killarney. This trip is a bucket list trip full of highlights that Skedaddle can certainly help you cross off and enjoy!