Please note that all mentioned routes & descriptions are still in a draft mode. Final information will be updated here soon!
Day 1: Cork - Skibereen
From Cork we head immediately to the south coast, which we reach in Kinsale. We follow the route, peppered with many hills and fantastic lake views, along the coast and through the lush Irish landscape via Clonakilty & Rosscarbery to Skibereen.
There is no track 2 on this day.
Day 2: Skibereen - Bantry
From Skibereen we follow the EuroVelo route 1 along the south coast on the Mizen peninsula and reach the southwest most point of the Irish island at Mizen Head. On the north of the peninsula we now pedal along Bantry Bay to our stage destination in Bantry.
In Durrus, Track 2 turns onto the lonely Sheeps Head peninsula before we finish the day in Bantry.
Day 3: Bantry - Cahersiveen
We clycle along Bantry Bay to Glengarriff, where we turn into the hilly backland of the Beara Peninsula. With the Caha Pass we climb an interesting mountain passage over to Kenmare. There we meet the famous Ring of Kerry, which we will follow for the rest of the day. A couple of great viewpoints of the coastal landscape and the sea invite you to take frequent photo stops. Via Sneem, Caherdaniel and Waterville we pedal to our stage destination Cahersiveen in the north of the Iveragh Peninsula.
Track 2 turns onto the Skellig ring behind Waterville. With the Coomanaspic pass, a cyclists highlight is on the route, which calls up the last power reserves before it goes over the idyllic Valentia Island to Cahersiveen.
Day 4: Cahersiveen - Killarney
We leave the Ring of Kerry directly after leaving Cahersiveen and turn into the mountainous backland. We follow the Glencar Valley and can see the imposing mountain range of McGillycuddy’s Reeks in the distance. Before we reach the civilization in the greater Killarney area, we turn again into the mountains and come through the Gap of Dunloe and the Black Valley to Moll's Gap. Now we enter the Killarney National Park and at Ladies View there is a sensational view of the lake landscape. From here it is not far to the lively town of Killarney, where we will spend this night.
Day 5: Killarney - Dingle
We leave Killarney to the north and at Castlemaine we enter the Dingle Peninsula. Along the south coast with beautiful views of Dingle Bay and with Inch Beach, the endless white sandy beach, our final route leads to the final tour destination in the town of Dingle. Instead of ending the tour here, we do a nice 20 km loop on the western tip of the peninsula before we head back to Dingle to finish the tour.
On this day, Track 2 takes a short excursion into the hilly backland with the steepest pass in country Kerry, the Bothar na Gloc.
The tracks of the different stages differ in general regarding their length and the climb as well as the surface.
A detailed description can be found here:
Recommended for all kinds of bikes including road bikes. As road conditions can vary, in particular on minor roads, it is recommended to put robust tyres on your roadbikes.
Shorter and less challenging than track 2.
Recommended in particular for road bikes, the distance is longer and more climb than on track 1.
As road conditions can vary, in particular on minor roads, it is recommended to put robust tyres on your roadbikes.