Dingle Peninsula Cycle

Cycle the Dingle Peninsula

Cycle with me in the Dingle Peninsula and you will experience green hills, small farms, and quaint cottages.

Slea Head sits at the most westerly point in Europe with its incredible views of the wild Atlantic and Blasket Islands.  It is a powerful place where almost ten thousand years of history is etched on the landscape.  This tour is a historical and cultural cycle, taking in one of the FitzGerald’s (the Knights of Kerry) Century Rahinnane Castle as well as quaint Irish speaking villages, Iron Age Ring Forts, a Promontory Fort, local architecture featuring famine cottages, Beehive Huts and many other sites. The best Rhubarb Crumble can be tasted on this cycle!

National Geographic once called the Dingle Peninsula ‘the most beautiful place on earth’. Bring swim wear on this trip as we pass a beautiful beach on the way back.

The Cycle – Starting at Ventry and cycling on back roads to Rahinnane, Ballincota, Village of Kildurrihy (base of Mount Eagle), and Kilvickadownig.  On to the main Slea Head route, into the village of Dunquin, over Mam Clasach, left onto the Pilgrim’s route leading to the village of Ballyferriter.  We will visit Gallarus Oratory, a stone church built between the 6th and 9th century. We will cycle through coastal areas where ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ was filmed in 1969. These are just small experiences that merely touch on the vast history of the Dingle area which Padraig hopes to share with you.  The cycle finishes in Ballyferriter with a wonderful pint of cold beer/stout at Tig an tSaoirsigh, where one is very likely to hear the Irish language spoken with full fluency.

Price

Collection at and return by motor vehicle to your accommodation – prices on request.

The price for each cycle tour includes collection at, and return to your accommodation. Cycles are included in the price, cycle tours are guided with maps provided. Lunches are not included in the price. Cycle Tours can be built around your schedule and stay while in the Killarney area. A Half day tour is available within Killarney national park and remote Glencar region. All of the above described cycle tours take approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Insurance

Green road cycle tours do not provide travel insurance. I ask that you have travel/medical insurance policies which specifically cover cycling holidays. It is entirely your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary cover before travelling.

Dingle Cycle Gallery

Tour Map

Murioch, Dingle Peninsula

Accommodation we recommend in Dingle:

Dingle Skellig Hotel

Tel: +353 66 915 0200
www.dingleskellig.com

Dingle Skellig Hotel

Dingle Benners Hotel

Tel: +353 66 915 1638
www.dinglebenners.com

Benners Hotel Dingle