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Cycling Routes in County Kerry
County Kerry has some of Ireland’s most stunning and breath-taking scenery, picturesque coastlines and vast amounts of quiet roads and trails to explore by bike. Kerry is in fact the dream location for any cyclist. Challenge yourself to some of the tougher trails in the hills and winding valleys or sit back and feel the fresh ocean breeze as you pedal your way down the coast. If you aren’t quite sure where to cycle, fear not! We have put together a list of three cycling routes in County Kerry for you to choose from for your next weekend adventure.
The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route: The Ring of Kerry is known for its beautiful scenery and this bike route takes you through quiet country roads, towns, and villages. The stunning cycle is best done in 7 stages as the entire journey is 216km. Of this, 74km is on the main road, with the remaining being off the beaten track. The route is best cycled in a clockwise direction and spread over a full week to maximise the variety of scenery and appreciate the peace and calm of the Kingdom. It should be noted that some parts of the bike route are exposed, so don’t forget to check the weather forecast before setting off! This cycle route starts in Killarney, but it is fully adaptable, so you can of course join elsewhere.
Gap of Dunloe and Black Valley Cycling Loop: This cycling route is one of the most scenic cycles in Ireland. It is a 3–4-hour 56km loop cycle which begins in the Gap of Dunloe. Along the way, look out for the Black Valley, gorgeous views from Molls Gap in Killarney, MacGillycuddy Reek Mountains, and various lakes of Killarney. Cycle into the National Park and look at Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane. Be sure to enjoy the peaceful narrow roads but be aware of traffic on some of the busier ones.
Killarney Demesne, Ross Castle, Muckross and Dinis Cycle: If you are looking for something much easier, then this cycle route is the perfect option for you and is recommended for families with children. This stress-free cycle allows you to see some of the main sights of Killarney including St Mary’s Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Muckross House & Gardens, Brickeen Bridge, Dinis Cottage and Torc Waterfall. Families visiting this area could cycle all 27km of cycle paths in one go or choose smaller routes. Most of this bike route is away from heavy traffic and allows you to explore the scenic beauty of Killarney National Park which is the home of 26,000 acres of lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and Ireland’s highest mountain range MacGillycuddy Reeks.
We think you should enjoy a family cycling trip or one in your own company in County Kerry which is home to some of Ireland’s most gorgeous bike routes. And if you would like to enjoy the Kingdom’s cycling routes all year long then why not enter the draw to Win a House in Killarney with Kerry GAA. For €100 you could win a stunning new build A-rated 3-bedroom house superbly located just off the park Road in Killarney, Co Kerry. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it