“Cleaved between the rising peaks glows a burning orange sky, gently fading into the shimmering Atlantic below. The only other soul up here is a happily grazing sheep, the only sound the faintest babble of a stream, and the only thing left for me to do is pedal lazily home. It’s so perfect you almost couldn’t write it.”
Cycling the Dingle Peninsula has always been recognised as the ideal way to experience the area's breathtakingly beautiful views while pedalling through a combination of dramatic mountain climbs or flat valleys that stretch for miles.
There are a number of established bicycle rental outlets dotted around the peninsula where bicycles can be hired by the day or for longer periods. If you don't like cycling uphill there are electric bicycles available. You'll be happy you left the car or bus behind as you explore the many ancient archaeological ruins and savour the superb coastal scenery at a leisurely pace.
James Spender of Cyclist magazine recently toured the peninsula by bicycle, and his experiences can be read about in this article: Dingle, Ireland : Big Ride.
A GPS route of the cycling journey he took can be downloaded here.
Cycling Slea Head
Cycle Sportif - Wild Atlantic Way
Cycling on the Dingle Peninsula
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