Killarney, Half Day Cycle & Boat Tour, Kerry, Ireland – Top Things to Do

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: September 27, 2012 8:29 pm
  • Updated: June 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
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  • Distance52.70 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude17 m
  • Peak245 m
  • Climb377 m
  • Descent378 m

This unique half day trip is highly recommended and involves both land and water!
- A leisurely 24km cycle taking approx. 2 hours.
- A spectacular 15km boat trip through the world famous lakes of Killarney taking approx. 1.5 hours.

Book this Trip now with Killarney Day Tours by clicking here 

Ross Castle with Mangerton and Torc

-  Start by renting a bike in Killarney Town. Some roads on this route may be quiet but be aware of traffic at all times.
-  Cycle into the National Park at any number of points around the town.
-  Take the new cycle and walking path at Knockrear near the Cathedral all the way to the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
-  Here you will join the main road until the turn off for the Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearneys Cottage
-  You can stop for refreshments at Kate Kearney's if you like :)

Gap of Dunloe
-  Cycle through the Gap and enjoy the scenery...there is no need to rush
-  The end of the Gap is fairly steep so it might be a challenge to stay on the bike...test yourself
-  When you reach the Head of the Gap your climbing is over for the day, its downhill the rest of the way
-  Test your brakes because this downhill section can be as fast as you like it to be!
-  Continue down the hill and look for the road sign to Lord Brandon's Cottage

Lord Brandon's Cottage
-  If you again feel thirsty, you can stop for some food and drink here. Its stunning scenery
-  Just below the cottage you can now get a boat back to the town. Alternatively you can also start your day from Ross Castle and bring your bike on the boat.
-  You and your bike can now take one of the most beautiful and famous boat trips in the world, yes the world

Boating Trip Gap Tour, Killarney Lakes, Kerry

-  From Lord Brandons the boat takes you on the famous Lakes of Killarney
-  First through the Upper Lake and the Long Range with views of Purple, Sheahy and Torc Mountains
-  Past the unique Dinis Cottage, the Old Weir Bridge and the meeting of the waters where two lakes meet
-  Into Muckross Lake, under Brickeen Bridge and into Lough Leane

Innisfallen Island Aerial, Lough Leane, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
-  From here you will cross the lake and pass by Innisfallen Island and finish at the picturesque Ross Castle
-  Get back on the bike and cycle the short trip back to Killarney town

Ross Castle Aerial View1

What a day!

 

Book the Boat Trip here:

Hire A Bike here:

  • Lynes Bike Hire

Great Places to Stay in Killarney for this Trip (coming soon)

  • Killarney Town Centre: coming soon
  • Fossa: coming soon

Special Places to Eat and Drink along this Trip (coming soon)

  • Kate Kearney's Cottage
  • Lord Brandon's Cottage

MAP of the Route:

There are plenty of other tours in the around so please find one that is right for you or your group. Plan your walk by checking the weather, sunrise sunset times and our hiking checklist on our website https://www.activeme.ie/useful-info/planning-a-trip/.

This unique half day trip is highly recommended and involves both land and water!
– A leisurely 24km cycle taking approx. 2 hours.
– A spectacular 15km boat trip through the world famous lakes of Killarney taking approx. 1.5 hours.

Book this Trip now with Killarney Day Tours by clicking here 

Ross Castle with Mangerton and Torc

–  Start by renting a bike in Killarney Town. Some roads on this route may be quiet but be aware of traffic at all times.
–  Cycle into the National Park at any number of points around the town.
–  Take the new cycle and walking path at Knockrear near the Cathedral all the way to the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
–  Here you will join the main road until the turn off for the Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearneys Cottage
–  You can stop for refreshments at Kate Kearney’s if you like 🙂

Gap of Dunloe
–  Cycle through the Gap and enjoy the scenery…there is no need to rush
–  The end of the Gap is fairly steep so it might be a challenge to stay on the bike…test yourself
–  When you reach the Head of the Gap your climbing is over for the day, its downhill the rest of the way
–  Test your brakes because this downhill section can be as fast as you like it to be!
–  Continue down the hill and look for the road sign to Lord Brandon’s Cottage

Lord Brandon's Cottage
–  If you again feel thirsty, you can stop for some food and drink here. Its stunning scenery
–  Just below the cottage you can now get a boat back to the town. Alternatively you can also start your day from Ross Castle and bring your bike on the boat.
–  You and your bike can now take one of the most beautiful and famous boat trips in the world, yes the world

Boating Trip Gap Tour, Killarney Lakes, Kerry

–  From Lord Brandons the boat takes you on the famous Lakes of Killarney
–  First through the Upper Lake and the Long Range with views of Purple, Sheahy and Torc Mountains
–  Past the unique Dinis Cottage, the Old Weir Bridge and the meeting of the waters where two lakes meet
–  Into Muckross Lake, under Brickeen Bridge and into Lough Leane

Innisfallen Island Aerial, Lough Leane, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
–  From here you will cross the lake and pass by Innisfallen Island and finish at the picturesque Ross Castle
–  Get back on the bike and cycle the short trip back to Killarney town

Ross Castle Aerial View1

What a day!

 

Book the Boat Trip here:

Hire A Bike here:

  • Lynes Bike Hire

Great Places to Stay in Killarney for this Trip (coming soon)

  • Killarney Town Centre: coming soon
  • Fossa: coming soon

Special Places to Eat and Drink along this Trip (coming soon)

  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage
  • Lord Brandon’s Cottage

MAP of the Route:

There are plenty of other tours in the around so please find one that is right for you or your group. Plan your walk by checking the weather, sunrise sunset times and our hiking checklist on our website https://www.activeme.ie/useful-info/planning-a-trip/.