Cycling Ireland – Coast to Coast, 7 Days, Bike Tour Ireland
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An unforgettable coast to coast Biking in Ireland tour that takes you through some of most dramatic scenery. Bike Ireland’s extremes by starting at Ireland’s southernmost point – Mizen Head – and finishing at its westernmost point, Slea Head.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous Adventure Holidays
Group Size Small Group
Cycling Ireland – Coast to Coast
Support Van and Equipment
Ride 3 Peninsulars of Kerry
To the Western-Most Point of Ireland
Ireland’s Highest Mountain Range
Killarney National Park
Why Do We Recommend It?
Because you get to traverse the 3 wild and diverse peninsulas of Kerry: Beara, Iveragh & Dingle.
You have classic cycling routes: Molls Gap, the Gap of Dunloe & the Healy Pass.
Cycle through Ireland’s highest mountain range & Killarney National Park.
Ride to Ireland’s westernmost point at Slea Head.
All with a highly experienced and trusted tour operator.
Is It Right for Me?
These cycle tours are aimed at people who regularly enjoy road cycling and may have completed a multi-day cycle tour before. These trips include the occasional day with steeper climbs, but with plenty of opportunities to stop and to admire the view and take photos.
Harder days are usually followed by much easier ones both in terms of how much distance we cover that day and the number of steep ascents. Most days these trips allow plenty of time for exploring the surrounding area and to enjoy relaxed lunches.
Distance typically range from 30-50 miles each with rolling terrain. On some days you can expect some more challenging climbs and steeper descents. But remember, our support minivan will always be available to offer you a ride if you need it!
Before joining this trip, the questions you should be asking yourself are:
Are you happy being on your bike for around six hours each day for several days in a row?
Do you regularly ride your bike most weeks or have you done a multi-day tour recently?
Are you comfortable climbing and descending steep roads?
Can I Go Anytime?
Here you can select the dates that we plan to operate the tour with a group of people. However, if these dates don’t work for you, just get in touch with us and we can usually arrange for a private tour on the dates that suit you best.
Itsy Bitsy Details
- Where: South West Ireland
- Duration: 7 Days
- Tour Starts: Limerick Train Station, ticket booth, 12pm
- Tour Ends: Limerick Train Station, by 1pm
- Fly To: Shannon Airport, SNN
- Fly From: Shannon Airport, SNN
- Group Size: 8 people
- Age: No limit
- Total Distance:
- Average Distance/Day: 30 Miles (50 Km)
More Great Biking Tours
- 6 days of cycling with a lead guide plus assistant guide/support driver
- 6 nights accommodation in unique and cosy 3* and 4* guest houses and hotels
- Pickup and transport during trip, starting and finishing in Cork
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Vehicle transport throughout including ride support
- Regular luggage transfers
- Entrance and admission fees as stated in the itinerary
- Ride snacks and drinks
Exploring Quaint Kenmare
Meeting in Limerick, head south into the magical landscapes of Kerry for our first peninsula, the Beara Peninsula. You’ll explore rolling emerald hills, snug villages, ruined monasteries, and even thatched cottages. Starting in lively Kenmare village, we’ll pedal off along country lanes for lovely bay views. (L, D)
Distance: 23 km / 14 miles
Crossing The Beara Peninsula: Schull to Kenmare
The quietest and least-known peninsula in Kerry, the dramatic Beara Peninsula is cycling heaven. We’ll weave across the headland from coast to coast, with time to take in the Healy Pass, a classic Irish cycling route. (B, L)
Distance: 66 km / 41 miles
MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains
Off to our next peninsula, the Iveragh Peninsula – home of the world-famous Ring of Kerry! Biking part of the renowned Ring of Kerry, we’ll pass among the soaring McGillicuddy’s Reeks mountains, winding past Ireland’s highest mountain following an ancient route named for Oisin, a mythological Irish hero, to arrive in Killarney National Park. (B, L)
Distance: 68 km / 42 miles
Killarney National Park & Gap of Dunloe
Today we’re in for a treat! Today’s ride through Molls Gap offers panoramic views over the mountains we conquered yesterday before we cross the beloved Gap of Dunloe, home to the iconic Wishing Bridge. We’ll explore the spectacular lakes of Killarney, keeping our eyes out for castles, quaint horse-drawn carriages, and even the local red deer! (B, L)
Distance: 60 km / 37 miles
Exploring the Dingle Peninsula
Off to our final peninsula, the Dingle Peninsula! After mastering the classic climbs along the Ring of Kerry, we’ll say goodbye to the Iveragh Peninsula’s peaks and enjoy Dingle’s gentle coastal roads. Stroll along white-sand beaches and across rocky shores. Ireland is world-renowned for its whiskey, so after our bike ride today, we’re in for a treat – a whiskey tasting lead by a connoisseur! In the evening, enjoy some of Dingle’s live music – a townhome to some of the best traditional Irish music. (B, L)
Distance: 27 km / 17 miles
Slea Head - Ireland's Westernmost Point
Slea Head is about as far west as we can go – the next stop west is North America! Looping around this amazing headland, drink in the fantastic views of the remote Blasket Islands, evacuated in the 1950s, before exploring ancient monastic beehive huts, stone oratories, and hidden coves of Slea Head – perhaps with time to taste some local whiskey! In the evening, we’ll celebrate the end of our trip with a splendid feast. (B, L, D)
Distance: 50 km / 30 miles
Today, we’ll say goodbye to Kerry’s peninsulas and head back to Limerick, a city that’s seen its fair share of urban development in recent years, in time for regular train connections to Dublin. (B)
Cycle Ireland – Coast To Coast Bike Tour
An unforgettable coast to coast bike tour takes you through some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery. Bike Ireland’s extremes by starting at Ireland’s southernmost point – Mizen Head – and finishing at its westernmost point, Slea Head.
On this coast to coast tour, you’ll cross rugged peninsulas, bike through Ireland’s highest mountain range and pass numerous ancient archeological sites.
Biking in Ireland
Welcome to perfect biking country: quiet roads, constantly-changing scenery and a never-ending supply of cosy pubs and eateries. Unleash the adventurer in your taste buds by trying local beer, whiskey and the mouth-watering menus of local restaurants. Ireland is a country seemingly made for cycling and this trip is the best way to experience Ireland’s famous southwest coast.
Traverse 4 beautiful peninsulas and 4 challenging mountain passes on this epic coast to coast ride.
Cycle from Ireland’s southernmost tip, Mizen Head, to its most westerly point, Slea Head.
Explore 202 miles of Ireland’s most spectacular western coastline with expert local guides.
This trip features accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort. Typical accommodations on this trip are a step back in time, a charming oasis of tranquility. Rooms are bright, spacious and quaint and the service is impeccable. All accommodations provide breakfast.
We do not charge single person supplements to people booking on their own. However, you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you specifically require a single room you will have to pay the single supplement charge of €250 but this is subject to availability.