Ireland, the Land of Saints & Scholars
Irish Pub Crawl, Tandem-style!
Cliffs of Moher
Our Preliminary Itinerary: Southwest Ireland, June 23-July 7, 2019 (This tour has filled.)
Besides the stunning scenery, the Southwest of Ireland is renowned for its archaeological treasures, the hospitality and warmth of its people, and the abundance of superb cycling routes. Centered on the beautiful town of Killarney, the region encompasses five spectacular peninsulas, each with its own unique scenery and attractions.
After arrival in Dublin, we shuttle you to Killarney in Country Kerry where we will assemble bikes and begin our tandem adventure. To the west of Killarney, the beauty of the Ring of Kerry coastline on the Iveragh Peninsula is legendary. To the south, Beara is another wonderfully rugged and beautiful peninsula stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean. Sheep's Head, the smallest and least visited of the peninsulas, has a quiet charm all of its own. Further south Mizen Head at the extremity of the Mizen Peninsula is the most southerly point on the Irish mainland. North of Iveragh, the Dingle Peninsula has sublime coastal scenery and some of Ireland’s most fascinating antiquities. The Skelligs and the Blaskets are the best known of the region’s offshore islands.
The Rides: Starting with a two-night stop in Killarney, we next ride east to Gougane Barra, and then south to meet the coast at Bantry. Using this as a base for two nights we explore the remote Sheep's Head Peninsula, before following the coast north to the Beara Peninsula. The spectacular Healey Pass takes us through the Caha Mountains to Kenmare for another 2-night stop. The Ring of Kerry occupies the next 3 days, with the option to visit Skellig Michael by boat. We'll then explore the wonderful Dingle Peninsula, and our tour concludes in the colorful town of Tralee.
Attractions: Here's a short list of the wonderful attractions in this part of the Emerald Isle! Lakes of Killarney, Muckross House, Killarney National Park, Macgillacuddy’s Reeks, Gap of Dunloe, Staigue Fort, Moll’s Gap, Meeting of the Waters, Gougane Barra, Bantry House, Garinish Island, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Derrynane House, Skellig Michael, Gallarus Oratory, Slea Head, Dunbeg Fort, Valentia Island, Kenmare’s musical pubs and more.
If you are interested in this tour, please Contact Us for more information or check out our info page to see what's included on a Tandem Bicycle Tour.