Ireland Bike Tour

The Ring of Kerry, Coastal Enclaves, and Castles of the Emerald Isle

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $5,395Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Ride a trio of the country’s most scenic peninsular routes—including the Ring of Kerry and the Gap of Dunloe
  • Discover the rich history of Ireland at sites like Killarney National Park and Ross Castle
  • Visit a local farmer’s market, craft your own chocolates and soda bread, and take a trip with a storytelling boatman
  • Make your way through Ireland’s highest mountain range, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks

Eat

Fresh local seafood like salmon and oysters, artisanal cheeses, soda bread, and hearty shepherd’s pie

Drink

Guinness stout, Irish whiskey, and craft beers

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  • Pre-tour

    Dublin Pre-Tour Package

    Begin in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your home base at the Merrion Hotel. Explore the city’s history on foot with our local guide, covering key points in Irish history: Dublin’s development, the Potato Famine, and the Northern Ireland peace process. Pass Temple Bar, City Hall, and Christ Church Cathedral along the way, then enjoy the evening on your own before our cycling adventure begins tomorrow.

    Accommodations: Merrion Hotel

    Price Per Person: $850

    To reserve call +1 888 396 5383

  • Day 1

    Annascaul and the Dingle Peninsula

    Your guides will greet you at your Dublin Hotel for a transfer out west, through the rolling midlands to the wild and mountainous coast. Set off on our opening ride after a safety talk and lunch in a traditional Irish pub, winding our way around the many small roads called boreens that characterize the southern coast of the Dingle peninsula. Pass beautiful coves and castle ruins before rolling into the quintessential Irish village of Dingle. We’ll get right into it with tonight’s private brewery tour and a whiskey tasting!

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Dublin, Dingle
    Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 295 meters
    Accommodations: Heaton’s Guest House

  • Day 2

    Soda Bread and Slea Head

    Following a relaxed Irish breakfast, we hit the road to explore the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. This is Gaeltacht country where the Irish language is still widely spoken as a first language and culture and traditions remain strong. Our ride takes us west past a fascinating array of ancient sites including iron age forts, beehive huts, inscribed stones, and historical churches. The Peninsula culminates at the dramatic Slea Head—Europe’s most western point. After lunch, we’ll try our hand at one of these traditions as we learn to bake Irish soda bread. This evening, there is time to explore the charms of Dingle Town itself, including its traditional music scene before heading out for a dinner at a celebrated seafood restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Slea Head, Ballyferiter
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 305 meters
    Accommodations: Heaton’s Guest House

  • Day 3

    From the Gap of Dunloe to Lakes of Killarney

    Today we hit all the highlights, including the Gap of Dunloe, a private boat journey across Lough Leane with a local legend, a 15th-century castle, and a National Park. Our ride begins on the Ivearagh Peninsula, dominated by Magillycuddy’s Reeks—Ireland’s highest mountain range, also known as “the black stacks.” Pass through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, a narrow rocky opening in the heart of the peninsula that leads to the shores of Lough Leane. A memorable boat journey carries us through Killarney National Park to the front door of Ross Castle, poised on the Lakes of Killarney. From here, it’s only a short walk to your Killarney hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Gap of Dunloe, Killarney
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 47 km, elevation gain: 543 meters
    Accommodations: The Great Southern Killarney

  • Day 4

    Conquering the Ring of Kerry

    Departing Killarney, we embark on the most challenging climb of the week. Through groves of twisted oaks, the road rises past the spectacular Ladie’s View to Moll’s Gap. Behind us is yesterday’s conquered Killarney National Park; on the other side of the gap lies one long descent to the south side of the peninsula and the picture-perfect village of Kenmare. We’ll arrive in time for the farmers market that fills the square every Wednesday with local crafts and delicacies. Tonight, choose from a wide range of top-notch restaurants in this renowned foodie village.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Moll’s Gap, Kenmare
    Accomplished: 24 miles / 38 km, elevation gain: 381 meters
    Longer Option: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 381 meters
    Accommodations: Sheen Falls Lodge

  • Day 5

    The Beara Peninsula

    Our final ride follows an easygoing route through the Caha mountains. We’ll bike into some idyllic countryside on virtually traffic-free roads—this peninsula is the least known in Kerry and truly a hidden gem. Stop for lunch at a quaint stone cottage with fantastic views and fill up on hearty, traditional fare. As we loop back to the hotel, hop off the bikes for a visit to a French chocolatier. An afternoon pick-me-up comes in the form of Benoit’s finest confections, and we’ll even have the chance to craft our own chocolates. This evening, our farewell dinner takes place at the hotel as we toast to a week of accomplishments over a bounty of local ingredients.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bonane
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 359 meters
    Accommodations: Sheen Falls Lodge

  • Day 6

    Farewell to Ireland

    After a relaxing Irish breakfast, say your final farewell to the Emerald Isle. We will transfer you to Dublin city center or the airport where we bid you slán go fóill—until next time!

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Dublin, Ireland Pick-Up Location: Merrion Hotel in Dublin Pick-Up Time: 9:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Dublin, Ireland Drop-Off Location: Dublin Airport Drop-Off Time: 2:00 pm
Travelers Take Note

To show you our favorite parts of Ireland, this tour includes transfers on arrival and departure day. We like to think of it as an opportunity to see more of the country en route to your next ride.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2019Single Supplement From: $700

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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