4 Days, 6 Days

Pack your sense of adventure and get away from the everyday

Cycle through Ireland’s most scenic National Park and explore the forested hills, sprawling heather moors and jagged rock formations that make the Kingdom of Kerry so spectacular. This four-day Irish mini-adventure in Kerry offers a comfortable yet active way to get away from it all. Base yourself in the charming country town of Killarney and cycle your way over the scenic Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy gentle trails; meet the locals and discover friendly local pubs along the way. A countryside biking escape awaits!

Tour Highlights: 

  • Irish mini-adventure in Kerry

  • Overnight for 3 nights on the edge of Killarney Park

  • Cycle in one of the Irelands most dramatic landscapes, the famed Killarney National Park with a local experienced guide– there are few better views than from handlebar height.

  • Marvel at McGillicuddy Reeks, and conquer the stunning Gap of Dunloe.

  • Enjoy the famous Killarney District hospitality in the many small cafes and shops, and be sure to try one of the area’s famous pubs.

  • Indulge in a cool brew from the Killarney Brewery at the local pub as a refreshing reward for a day in the saddle.

  • Take a boat tour that travels up or down the famous 3 lakes of Killarney, and get up close to the wildlife and the historical sites

  • Enjoy the ease of leaving your cycling shoes & hiking boots at the same comfortable, conveniently located accommodation each night.


Welcome to the Kingdom of Kerry and the charming town of Killarney – your Irish mini-adventure in Kerry starts now. Unpack your bags and make yourself comfortable, secure in the knowledge that you will spend the next three nights in the same accommodation, with no need to repack until you leave.  Get a bike fitting with your local supplier followed by a short test ride to make sure everything is working properly. This afternoon’s ride is an excellent introduction to cycling in the Killarney National Park, a 3-hour flat ride that takes you out of Killarney town and through classic rolling scenery to reach Torc Waterfall, one of the largest in Ireland. Take a rest and enjoy the sounds of the water crashing down the green moss-covered rocks, Follow the path around the lake then turn back towards the Muckross House, enjoying stunning views of the lower lake and McGillicuddy Reeks. Upon return expect a mix of paved road and forest trails. Highlights may include sightings of rare red deer herds in native oak forest, a centuries-old yew tree at the centre of a ruined abbey and idyllic lakeside and mountain views, all towards a well-earned brew at the end of the day.
After fuelling up with breakfast this morning, today you’re touring the scenic Reeks District in County Kerry, Ireland. Take in striking panoramas of the loop and look out at Lough Acoose and the remote Glencar area, over the beautiful Blackstones bridge to Gortamaloon Cross towards the scenic Caragh Lake.  This cycle will provide you with the quietest and most remote roads within Kerry showing up wonderful and breathtaking views at every turn.  The road is mostly quiet and you won’t find yourself puffing up long steep hills, but there’s a satisfying downhill stretch on one side. For a fresh snack along the way, on the north side, you’ll find wee Pubs stocked with produce straight from the local waters. This evening, make the most of the warm atmosphere of a homely place to kick off your boots after an active day.
Today features a boat ride before a thrilling descent by bike through the Gap of Dunloe. Take a boat a trip through the 3 lakes of Killarney with folklore and legends delivered by the local boat drivers while passing through scenery which hasn’t changed since the last ice age; 10,000 years ago. When you reach Lord Brandon’s cottage you will have the option to hike or bike through the valley. The distance is 11 kilometres (7 miles), the road is sealed and hiking boots are not required but comfortable shoes are! The walk generally takes 2 – 2.5 hours. The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass forged between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain by glacial flows. The river running through the gap is the river Loe from where the Gap gets it’s name.  The road, narrow in many places, winds through the pass and descends into The Black Valley passing five lakes, Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake and Black Lough. A final ride into Killarney where your Kerry adventure comes to an end. Revive yourself with a refreshing brew in Killarney Brewery. Great tasting beer needs great water and all of our handcrafted beers are brewed using the purest natural water originating from atop Mangerton Mountain – the home of the legendary Devil’s Punch Bowl. This spring flows over thousands of feet of Killarney mountain rock before emptying into the glacial lake, Lough Guitane, allowing our artisan brews to embrace the finest elements nature can provide.
Your self guided experience of the Kingdom of Kerry comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Got a bit more time to spare? Maybe take on some of the other local adventures such as kayaking, horse riding or hiking. As this Irish adventure starts at around noon at each destination and finishes at each destination in the early afternoon of the last day, we recommend spending an extra night or two at each end to ensure there are no issues with onward travel connections. If you wish, we’ll be happy to organise pre-and post-trip accommodation (subject to availability.


Want to make this a 6 Day Tour?

As this Irish mini-adventure in Kerry starts at around noon at each destination and finishes at each destination in the early afternoon of the last day, we recommend spending an extra night or two at each end to ensure there are no issues with onward travel connections. If you wish, we’ll be happy to organise pre-and post-trip accommodation (subject to availability).


Additional information

Start/Return PointKillarney
JAN – MAR€559€599
APR –  SEPT€759€799
OCT – DEC€559€599

We’ve chosen high-quality accommodation in a variety of bed and breakfasts, Guesthouses & wilderness lodges.

Classic – Bed & Breakfast ­& House Hotels

Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in charming and locally owned Bed & Breakfast & Hotel accommodation.

Please note:

B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

B&B –  Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

Gather your favourite people to share an Irish adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip – featuring all the legendary Irish Experience hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

Choose from the selection of dates for your group; All dates are available for 8+ guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we’ll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

biking through Killarney National Park
boat trip on the lakes of Killarney
pristine lakes at the Gap of Dunloe , County Kerry , Ireland
solo traveler enjoying the Irish landscape on the Ring of Kerry
jaunting cart ride through the Gap of Dunloe , Kerry , Ireland
solo traveler overlooking Killarney lakes - small group tour of Ireland