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County Kerry Self-Guided Cycling
Cycle a mix of inland and coastal routes close to the famous Ring of Kerry on a 7-day bike tour of South West Ireland. The Iveragh Peninsula is a stunning region of islands. With Killarney at its epicentre, it is the largest of the 'five fingers' of Ireland, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Mystical, beautiful and grand, the route is also a tourist hotspot, so can sometimes be a little unkind to cyclists. The route here maintains the same beauty and splendour but takes you off the path to enjoy a more leisurely and quieter mix of inland and coastal scenery.
- CategoryFor Families
- Duration7 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance141.1 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance28 miles
Starting and ending in charming Killarney, the suggested cycling mainly follows quiet tarmac roads and lanes. This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to cycle independently, but with assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. Your accommodation is arranged, you are provided with a map and route notes so that you can cycle at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next. A representative will be there to meet you to make sure the bikes are all set up and will be on call throughout the trip should you need.
It is important that you are happy reading maps and following route notes, these are made as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked. Where possible the riding route sticks to cycle tracks and quiet roads to make the journeys as pleasant as possible, however, on occasion busier routes may be used. As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There maybe others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The route notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local representative is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.
This self-guided cycling holiday is the perfect option for families as it offers freedom for you to take your holiday at your own pace. You can stop as and when you want and need, at the cafes and restaurants that suit your family and the sites that interest you. The suggested minimum age for this trip is 12yrs however the tour operator is able to offer child seats for children aged 2-4yrs (max. weight 22 kg, hills will be tricky). These are all subject to availability, and therefore we ask that you enquire about these on booking. As a guide, the tour operator has suggested that 12yrs is the minimum age for this trip, but as it is self-guided and you will be leading your own family they will leave this decision up to you. The daily distances are all published in the trip notes along with a description of each days cycling so you have a good idea of what to expect. Please bear in mind the weather when choosing to book, temperatures can be high in the middle of summer and the child seats provided do not have any shade.