Coast to Coast, Biking in Ireland, 7 Days, Bike Tour Ireland
An unforgettable coast to coast Biking in Ireland tour that takes you through some of most dramatic scenery. Bike Ireland’s extremes by starting at Ireland’s southernmost point – Mizen Head – and finishing at its westernmost point, Slea Head.
Coast To Coast Bike Tour
An unforgettable coast to coast bike tour takes you through some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery. Bike Ireland’s extremes by starting at Ireland’s southernmost point – Mizen Head – and finishing at its westernmost point, Slea Head.
On this coast to coast tour, you’ll cross rugged peninsulas, bike through Ireland’s highest mountain range and pass numerous ancient archeological sites.
Biking in Ireland
Welcome to perfect biking country: quiet roads, constantly-changing scenery and a never-ending supply of cosy pubs and eateries. Unleash the adventurer in your taste buds by trying local beer, whiskey and the mouth-watering menus of local restaurants. Ireland is a country seemingly made for cycling and this trip is the best way to experience Ireland’s famous southwest coast.
Traverse 4 beautiful peninsulas and 4 challenging mountain passes on this epic coast to coast ride.
Cycle from Ireland’s southernmost tip, Mizen Head, to its most westerly point, Slea Head.
Explore 202 miles of Ireland’s most spectacular western coastline with expert local guides.
- 6 days of cycling with a lead guide plus assistant guide/support driver
- 6 nights accommodation in unique and cosy 3* and 4* guest houses and hotels
- Pickup and transport during trip, starting and finishing in Cork
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Vehicle transport throughout including ride support
- Regular luggage transfers
- Entrance and admission fees as stated in the itinerary
- Ride snacks and drinks
- Day 1 Mizen to Schull
Meeting in the pretty city of Cork, we’ll head to the start point of our coast to coast Ireland route: Mizen Head Lighthouse, Ireland’s southernmost point, which prominently overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Today’s route eases us into the trip as we ride around the wild, rocky southern coast of the Mizen peninsula to tiny maritime villages like Schull. (L,D)
Distance 27km/17miles, 2hrs.
- Day 2 Crossing The Beara Peninsula: Schull to Kenmare
Today, we’ll cycle through lush green valleys on the famous Beara Peninsula to the wild uplands of the Caha Mountains. Our first real climb takes us up to the Caha Pass, where narrow tunnels add a bit of intrigue to the climb – but it’s the stunning views which will take your breath away. Take in panoramas at the summit before rolling down the food-lovers village of Kenmare.(B,L)
Distance 73km/48miles, 6hrs.
- Day 3 Sneem Loop
Onto our third peninsula – the beautiful Ivearagh Peninsula! The quiet waters of Kenmare Bay are our constant companion as we roll along an awe-inspiring coastal road to the picturesque village of Sneem. Heading inland, we catch our first glimpse of the magnificently named Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, enjoying a good ascent before heading back down to Kenmare. (B,L)
Distance 56km/35miles, 4hrs.
- Day 4 The Gap of Dunloe: Kenmare to Killarney
Considered by some as the best cycling route in Ireland, today we explore the iconic backroads of Kerry. We’ll start by rolling through Killarney National Park and then up to the spectacular mountain pass, Moll’s Gap. Descend into the beautiful Black Valley before following the narrow twisting road that leads up to the famous Gap of Dunloe. Finish at Ross Castle, a 15th Century Tower house at the entry to Killarney National Park while breathing in the fresh, country air and wonderful scenery. (B,L)
Distance 43km/27miles, 5hrs.
- Day 5 Killarney to Dingle via the Conor Pass
The penultimate day’s cycling is the most challenging of the trip, as we ride to the famous village of Dingle. Begin by cycling through the Slieve Mish Mountains following the sandy coast where a seafood lunch awaits. In the afternoon, climb the renowned Conor Pass, one of the best cycle routes in Ireland, to enjoy sweeping panoramas of the Dingle Peninsula. In the evening, enjoy live music in the cosy pubs of Dingle town. (B,L)
Distance 78km/48miles, 6hrs.
- Day 6 Cycling The Dingle Peninsula
On our final day of cycling, we explore the famous Dingle Peninsula. A classic Irish cycle loop, it boasts enchanting coastal views, stonewalls, beaches and sheep – quintessential Ireland! This scenic, jaw-drooping route takes us to our coast to coast finish point and Ireland’s most westerly point, Slea Head. We’ve done it, crossed Ireland from coast to coast! Head back to Dingle for some traditional music in any of Dingle’s many pubs. (B,L,D)
Distance 42km/26miles, 3hrs.
- Day 7 Depart
After breakfast in Dingle, a short transfer takes us to Tralee Railway Station for the trip end. (B)
This trip features accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort. Typical accommodations on this trip are a step back in time, a charming oasis of tranquility. Rooms are bright, spacious and quaint and the service is impeccable. All accommodations provide breakfast.
We do not charge single person supplements to people booking on their own. However, you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you specifically require a single room you will have to pay the single supplement charge of €250 but this is subject to availability.