Cycling Kerry, Great Road Routes

With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400km of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? Enthusiastic cyclists Donnacha Clifford and David Elton have joined forces to write the first guide to the best cycling routes the Kingdom has to offer. Cycling Kerry (The Collins Press, €14.99) is available to purchase now.

Cycling Kerry Great Road Routes
Cycling Kerry Great Road Routes

Route Table

The following cycling routes in Kerry are covered in great detail in the book. Items that are starred are available for preview as a sample route on this site. Please note that sample routes on this site are only a short preview with much more detail covered in the book.

Route Starting Point Distance (km) Ascent (m)
The Casement Tour Tralee 38 230
Brandon Point-to-Point Castlegregory 44 452
Ballyhar & Milltown Loop Killarney 45 361
Kerry Head Tralee 48 306
Camp and Maharees Loop Camp 48 328
The Butter Road Maglass 52 542
The Three Counties Cycle Castleisland 53 652
Slea Head Dingle 54 603
Valentia Island and The Skellig Ring Caherciveen 56 733
The Ring of Killarney Killarney 59 607
Annascaul, Minard and Bothar na gCloch Camp 62 915
King Puck Route Milltown 62 428
Priest's Leap and the Borlin Valley Kenmare 61 997
North Kerry Hurling Tour Ballyheigue 68 388
Killarney to Tralee: The Hidden Roads Firies 68 739
The Gap of Dunloe and The Black Valley Killarney 73 1,076
The Lacey Cup Circuit Tralee 74 662
Cromane, Rossbeigh and Caragh Lake Killorglin 74 756
Sliabh Luachra Loop Rathmore 80 885
The Dan Paddy Andy Figure of Eight Maglass 83 950
The Conor Pass Circuit Blennerville 89 1,201
Sneem and Kenmare Loop Torc 90 1,243
The Three Climbs and Two Counties Cycle Killarney 100 1,201
North Kerry and the Coast Road Listowel 100 870
Kenmare and Coom Kenmare 100 1,344
Mini Ring of Kerry Glencar 104 1,358
The Ring of Beara Kenmare 140 1,485
The Ring of Kerry Killarney 170 1,741
Wild Atlantic Way: Day 1 Tarbert 126 842
Wild Atlantic Way: Day 2 Castlegregory 148 1,548
Wild Atlantic Way: Day 3 Glenbeigh 168 1,932