The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route

The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route travels along quiet country roads where possible and passes through all the main towns and villages along the way. The entire journey is 216km (134 miles) with 74km of the route on the main road and 143km of the route on minor roads. The route should ideally be cycled in a clockwise direction for safety and spread over a week in order to fully appreciate the relaxing atmosphere and magnificent variety of scenery.

Further details can be found here.

You could stay at one of these cottages as a base for cycling this amazing route:

1 The Cable StationRing of Kerry

First floor: Kitchen with sea views.

First floor: Kitchen with sea views.

Derrynane Lodge, Ring of Kerry

Dining kitchen.

Dining kitchen.

 

The Ring of Kerry, south-western Ireland.

The Ring of Kerry is a 179-km-long circular tourist route in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. Clockwise from Killarney it follows the N71 to Kenmare, then the N70 around the Iveragh Peninsula to Killorglin – passing through Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen, and Glenbeigh – before returning to Killarney via the N72.

There is also an established walking path named The Kerry Way, which takes its own route, and a signposted Ring of Kerry cycling path which uses older quieter roads where possible. The Kerry Way roughly follows the scenic driving route of the Ring of Kerry.

Popular points include Muckross House (near Killarney), Staigue stone fort and Derrynane House, home of the Irish politician and statesman, Daniel O’Connell.

Close to Derrynane House is Derrynane Lodge a restored Farm House idyllically located on the Ring of Kerry. It is set in its own private gardens on six acres of lush vegetation with wonderful views of local beaches, amazing coastline and surrounding mountainous landscape. The garden is fully enclosed with lawn areas intermingled with mature shrubs.

Derrynane Lodge is an Irish Cottage accommodating 9 guests located near to the Ring of Kerry.

Derrynane Lodge is an Irish Cottage accommodating 9 guests located near to the Ring of Kerry.