Cycling in Kerry

Below is just a sample of some of the breathtaking cycling routes in the Kingdom of Kerry, book now to escape and discover our cycling trails!

The Fenit Cycleway in County Kerry departs Tralee along the R551, but shortly after leaving the town, the route quickly branches left to the coastal RS58 in the direction of Spa and the bustling port village of Fenit. Here cyclists will find a mixture of commercial and leisure craft. It is also an ideal place to have a refreshment and enjoy a pleasant stroll along the pier.

To get back on route after leaving the harbour, cyclists must retrace their steps for approximately 1km until they reach the signpost for "Fenit Cycleway", directing cyclists left and through a network of country roads, until they arrive at Ardfert. This hedge-lined road moves away from the coastline and is relatively traffic-free. At Ardfert cyclists must take a right turn on to the R551 and back to Tralee which is only a gentle ride away.

The route is flat with light to moderate traffic and approximately 26km.

The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route is in an area known throughout the world for its archaeological treasures, breathtaking scenery and charming hospitality. The 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. Cyclists should remember that some sections of the route are high and exposed and even in the summer months they should take note of the weather forecast and take suitable clothing and supplies. The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route is divided into seven sections. The route starts in Killarney but of course it can be joined at any point.

Killarney Demesne, Ross Castle, Muckross and Dinis Loop - this is an ideal cycling route for those wishing to explore the sights of Killarney including Ross Castle, Muckross House & Gardens, Brickeen Bridge, Dinis Cottage and Torc Waterfall. It is 27km of a cycle that you can cycle all together or you can take parts of it if you wish to shorten the journey. Much of this cycle is away from motor traffic and in amongst the labyrinth and network of trails that scatter around the Killarney National Park. Be sure to stop and enjoy the views and don’t forget to take loads of photographs!

These are just some of a multitude of cycling routes available to enjoy in the region and when staying with us at Manor West Hotel, Tralee. We are happy to help with further information on suitable tours, lunch stops, must see sights and more, just call us on 066 719 4500 or email us on info@manorwesthotel.ie .