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Kerry & Dingle Self-Guided 10 Night Tour

Tour code: SWISG10

Tour Overview

From the start point in Killarney, the first ride takes you east and inland to Gougane Barra Lake.  The following day you head north to Glengarriff and take the short boat trip across to explore Garninsh Island.  Leaving Glengarriff you head along the southern coast of the beautiful Beara Peninsula, riding via the scenic Healy Pass climb.  Continuing on around the coast you eventually arrive in the busy little town of Kenmare.

Leaving Kenmare you ride west on the famous Ring of Kerry around the Iveragh peninsula. The resort of Waterville at the western end of the peninsula is the next two night stopover. The loop from here takes you around Valentia Island with the option to take a boat trip out to the Skelligs.  From Waterville you leave the Ring of Kerry coastal route, turning inland on quiet country backroads and climbing very gently towards Ballaghisheen Pass in the centre of the peninsula, heading toward the market town of Killorgin.  From here you  hug the south coast of Dingle Peninsula, heading toward the town of Dingle for a two night stopover.  The loop-ride from Dingle is one of the most spectacular rides we offer in any region,  and should live long in the memory.  Leaving Dingle, you must first tackle the Conor Pass, before passing through the historic Tralee town, on you way back to Killarney, where you will spend your last evening of the tour

For information on the en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

Ten highlights

  • The beauty of Gougane Barra Lake
  • Waterville Town
  • The views from Mizen Head
  • The quiet beauty of the Sheeps Head Peninsula
  • The cable car access to Dursey Island
  • Riding over the spectacular Healy Pass
  • The huge variety of plants in the Derreen Gardens
  • Staigue Fort – the finest ring fort in Ireland
  • Valentia Island
  • The wonderful ride around the shores of Lough Curane


  • Gougane Barra Lake
  • Kerry Coastline
  • Kerry Cycling
  • Kerry In Tandem
  • Kerry Wildlife
  • Puffin Island
  • Riding On The Beach
  • Ruined Cottage
  • Staigue Fort
  • Stopping!


  • To extend the itinerary an additional night in Killarney at the beginning or at the end of the riding is a good choice.

Outline Itinerary

Day Start Stay Core route Other options En Route
→ km ↑ m longer shorter
1 - Killarney - - - -  
2 Killarney Gougane Barra 56 766   Killarney National Park, Roughty River, Lough Allua, Gougane Barra Forest Park
3 Gougane Barra Glengarriff 57 508 Sheeps Head Peninsula, Bantry, Garinish Island
4 Glengarriff Kenmare 58 659 Healey Pass, Dereen Gardens
5 Kenmare Waterville 62 748     Ring of Kerry, Staigue Fort, Derrynane House
6 Waterville Waterville 51 628 Portmagee, The Skellig Experience, Valentia Island
7 Waterville Killorglin 57 624     Ballaghisheen Pass, Glencar, Lough Caragh
8 Killorglin Dingle 56 495     Inch Strand, Minard Castle
9 Dingle Dingle 56 560   Slea Head, Dunbeg Fort, beehive dwellings
10 Dingle Killarney 68 515   Conor Pass, Desmond Castle, Tralee

Day-by-Day Summary

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
Basic cost per person sharing 1075*
Single accommodation supplement (if applicable) 320
Optional Costs
Bicycle rental Hybrid 175
Road Bike 240
Pannier rental per pair 10
luggage transfers Total for one or two people 480
Each additional person 30

* Prices for solo travellers are on request

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