The Dingle Peninsula Cycle Tour follows this spectacular landmass jutting out into the sea and is the most westerly point of Europe.
The area is renowned for its rugged beauty and is a place rich in tradition. The Gaelic speaking area has more antiquities, historic sites and mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland. You will enjoy the lively town of Dingle with its many pubs, craft shops and restaurants.MAKE AN ENQUIRY
Day 1 – Arrival in Killarney
Overnight in Killarney
Day 2 – Killarney to Killorglin
Total distance 42kms/26 miles.
Cycle through the wonderland of Killarney National Park with visits to Muckross Friary
(15th C) and Muckross House (19th C). Continue onto Killorglin, home of Puck Fair where you overnight (1 night).
Day 3 – Killorglin – Dingle
Total distance 54kms/33 miles.
Go for a swim at Inch Beach and cycle onwards along the wild Atlantic coastline of Dingle Bay to the colourful fishing port of Dingle with it’s 50 pubs, craft shops, restaurants and Fungi the Dolphin. Overnight Dingle (3 nights).
Day 4 – Dingle Peninsula – Slea Head Circuit
Distance 45km/28 miles
To-day’s cycle takes you around the renowned Slea Head in Dunquin, “the nearest parish to America”. Archaeological remains abound and there are spectacular views of the coast and the Blasket Islands. This is one of the few remaining areas where the Gaelic (Irish) language is spoken still in the home.
Day 5 – Rest Day/Option cycles
Optional cycle or take a boat ride to see Fungi, Dingle’s own dolphin, visit the Blasket Islands or simply enjoy the numerous craft shops, restaurants and pubs in Dingle.
Day 6 – Dingle – Castlegregory
Distance 24km/15 miles or 37km/23 miles
Today’s cycle takes you over the highest road pass in Ireland, the Conor Pass and over the spine of the peninsula to reach the beaches of the Maharees Peninsula. Overnight in Castlegregory.
Day 7 – Castlegregory-Killarney
Distance 48kms/30 miles
Today’s cycle is 48km/30miles, once more starting with a mountain pass, again over the spine of the peninsula along less-travelled backroads before lunch. The final leg takes us along the inner end of Dingle Bay and back to Killarney.
Day 8 – Departure Day