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Dingle is one of the few places where the historic and rather unusual festival, La an Dreoilin (the day of the wren) is still celebrated on December 26.

Ireland Experiences

Dingle Peninsula Bike Tour

Itinerary

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Our Iconic Dingle Peninsula Bike Tour is an immersion in one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast.

Dingle ~ Inch ~ Tralee
Self Guided Tour, 8 Days/ 7 Nights, from Euro 950 per person

This Dingle Peninsula Bike Tour is one that takes you along one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. It is a region steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. It offers vistas of green pastures, mist-covered mountains and wild stretches of uninhabitable coastline. The tip of the peninsula, west of Dingle town, is a stronghold of the Irish language. Here also many traditions and customs have been preserved along with the Irish language. This is a delightful bike trip and along the way you’ll enjoy plenty of good Irish cheer!

Day 1: Arrival Day

Your Dingle Peninsula Bike Tour starts in Tralee, County Kerry. A trip welcome pack, itinerary, route directions, bikes and maps awaits you at your first nights accommodations in Tralee.  If you have time take a short cycle from Tralee to the lovely fishing port of Fenit. From there you could bike to the historic Ardfert village. Discover its w newly restored cathedral. Return  to Tralee for your overnight stay. Distance 30km / 18m

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Day 2: Tralee to Cloghane 

Today’s cycle takes you from Tralee along the northern shores of the Dingle Peninsula with the Slieve Mish Mountains on your left and Tralee Bay to your right. The route takes you through Castlegregory before finishing in the picturesque village of Cloghane. This will be your overnight stop for the night. Distance 38km /24m

Day 3: Cloghane to Dingle

Leaving Cloghane you head for the village of Brandon and Brandon Point. Onward and over the famous Conor Pass.  Breathtaking views that stretches for miles. In the distance you will see the fishing port town of Dingle and your stopover for the next three days. Enjoy the beauty of Dingle and its surrounds. as you cycle towards the western shores and Slea Head with views of the Great Blasket Islands looming in the distance. Distance 34km /21m

 

Island View from Dingle Islands View from Dingle

 

Day 4: Dingle circular route

Heading west from Dingle you cycle via Ventry to Slea Head. Magnificent views across the Blasket Sound and the famous Blasket Islands. From here you cycle on to Dunquinn and Ballyferriter. You will return to Dingle for the evening. Read our blog post about the Dingle Food Trail here to experience the best of local food and artisan suppliers in Dingle during your stay. We will provide more details in your pre trip travel pack.  Alternatively, today, you could cycle to Dunquinn harbour and take the ferry to the Blasket Islands, for instance. Enjoy a walk around this mystical and enchanting place. Distance 38km /24m

 

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Day 5: Dingle circular route

Today you cycle north from Dingle through the village of Ballydavid and on to Brandon Creek. As an activity today, for example, you could leave the main route at the Bóthar Pub and take the Saints Road up mount Brandon on foot. – Weather permitting. This is a 3 to 4 hour walk. Distance 40km /25m

 

Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way

Day 6: Dingle to Inch

Cycling in an easterly direction by the shores of Dingle Bay you once again enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking scenery of this magnificent peninsula. Your destination is the tiny hamlet of Inch with its renowned and magnificent beach. Indeed, it would be ideal for a walk along its golden sands or a quick dip. Afterward,  you could detour to visit the village of Annascaul, home to the famous explorer Tom Crean. Distance 35km /22m

Day 7: Inch to Tralee 

Today’s route continues along the coast to the historical village of Castlemaine with its neat little harbour and splendid bird sanctuary. From here you head north and take the “short mountain route” back to Tralee. This will be your last night’s stopover. This is a very historical area, and as such, you will pass the legendary mythological Queen Scotia’s grave which also offers fabulous views over Tralee Bay and North Kerry. Distance 30km /19m

Day 8: Slán go fóill!

Sadly we must bid you farewell! After a final breakfast you depart on  your onward journey.

Please note: The above cycle details are a guideline and all distances may vary according to your chosen route.

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What’s Included?

This trip includes:

  •  7 night’s Bed and Breakfast. Full Irish Breakfast. Private bathrooms.
  • Quality Hybrid Bikes, with full back-up service.
  •  6 days cycling.
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Full cycling details and maps of the area.
  • Full cycling descriptions of each cycling day.
  • 24 hrs Emergency/Information contact number.
  • Complimentary GPD and digital route mapping and directions.

 

What’s not included?

  • Cost of travel to and from Ireland
  • Transfer to and from start and finish sites
  • Items of a personal nature – drinks, medical, gratuities etc.
  • Lunches or evening meals
  • Any extra days/nights
  • Any costs to cycle repairs that are caused by bad care of bicycles

Dates and Pricing

€950 per person sharing.
Single Room Supplement – €190.00
Solo Traveller Supplement €335.00
Road Bike Supplement – €125.00
eBike Supplement – €400.00

Additional Days:

If you choose to extend your holiday into a tailor made tour, the rate for an extra night in any of the accommodations is €65.  An extra days cycle hire is €30.

A luggage transfer supplement will apply for a single cyclist booking.

Dates

Start any day of the week. March to September.

Please contact us at tours@cyclewest.com if you have any queries with regards to specific dates or would like more information.

Helpful Notes

Optional Extras:

If you wish to extend your holiday, we recommend the following extra days, which are suitable for rest days:

  • Day 1 Stay an extra day in Tralee to enjoy some of the local sights – or to visit the wonderful County Museum, Siamsa Tire or visit the wonderful Literary Museum in Listowel.
  • Day 2 Stay an extra day in Cloghane to explore the surrounding area and making a trip to the picturesque seaside village of Castlegregory.
  • Day 6 Stay an extra day in Inch giving you the opportunity of visiting the town of Killorglin, famed for the ancient Puck fair.

Please contact us at tours@cyclewest.com for more information.

Difficulty Level

About 10% of this tour is “Moderate” cycling such as steep climbs with a maximum daily distance of 55km. This trip is suitable for those who cycle regularly.

Transfers and bus distances as per Bus Eireann:

  • Tralee – Cork Airport – 2hrs 50mins approximately
  • Tralee – Shannon Airport – 3hrs 20mins approximately
  • Airport transfers can be arranged/booked if required.
  • Public transport details: www.buseireann.ie & www.irishrail.ie | Weather Details: www.met.ie
  • Full pre-departure information pack to allow you to fully plan for your holiday and so get the most from this Irish cycling experience.
  • Extra days/nights booking with Travel/Tourism advice service.