Ring of Kerry cycling vacation in Ireland
Description of Ring of Kerry cycling vacation in Ireland
This trip can depart every two days from April to Oct, please inquire for more details.
Once upon a time, Ireland’s nine west coast counties were places to escape. These days, they’re absolutely brimming over with opportunities. Fáilte Ir...
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PlanetCycling is a low carbon way to explore and has minimal impact on the environment as you provide most of the energy yourself. On this trip, we travel away from the busy routes to reduce our impact. For example the routes in Killarney national park follow quiet country roads and lanes (boreens in Irish), passing dramatic mountains, sparkling blue loughs, boulder-strewn fields, lush green meadows, fast running rivers and spectacular beaches and bays.
By cycling independently, and not having to worry about keeping up with a group, you set the pace so you travel the slow way and soak up the sights, sounds and scents of your surrounds and really get under the skin of the place you’re visiting.
We proactively encourage our clients to think about traveling responsibly too: packing light, saving water, buying locally, re-cycling all maps and route notes at the end of their trip as well as to be mindful of not leaving any rubbish behind.
We are aware of the impact tourism has at home and abroad, and we make every effort to balance the environmental impact of traveling with the immense benefits sustainable tourism can bring to destinations and the people who live there. We are signatories of Tourism Declares an Emergency and as such we have a plan of action on reducing our carbon emissions. We will work towards improving life through travel - for the places we visit on our adventures, the people we meet when there, and the planet which hosts us.
PeopleWhen you’re cycling from village to village, you can enjoy a relationship with locals in a way motorists passing through never can.
You really get off the beaten track on this vacation, and you’ll find that people treat you as a visitor rather than a tourist. You'll pedal through lush countryside and lively, friendly towns, soaking up the charming Irish welcome, which is certainly as great as people talk about. Starting in the large town of Killarney, which offers an array of bars and restaurants where live Irish music can be found every night.
This small corner of Ireland is quite rightly famous but still holds on to its traditions and general rural feel - with enough sites to explore for longer than one week. From 19th century Muckross House to the UNESCO World Heritage (and, more recently, of Star Wars fame), Skellig Islands.
You'll stay in a mix of bed and breakfasts, where you'll enjoy an Irish breakfast (one which is quirky and located off-the-beaten-track on the banks of the Curragh river) and an historic hotel. Along with the stunning scenery, you'll receive a hearty welcome everywhere you stay.
As with all our vacations, we encourage visitors to buy from independently-run shops & establishments where possible, supporting the local people and their families.
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