This is an annual event organized to raise funds for Kerry based charities. The ring of Kerry is 112 miles, starting in Killarney, going through, Killorglin, Caherciveen, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem, Kenmare and back to Killarney. The day long event draws cyclists of all levels. It usually takes place on the first saturday of July. I completed the trip in 9 hours, and I'm not fit. There is free catering provided at certain towns on the trip. There are also service crews in vans on the trip that can fix your bike, or tow it home for you if you don't make it to the finish line. It's a great day out.
Equipment: A good comfortable bike, rain gear, water bottles. It's also a good idea to carry a spare tube and pump in case of puncture.
There are many options in Killarney for those intersted in mountain biking. Striceen mountain on the gap of Dunloe is one of my favourite runs! From the image below you may be able to make out the singletrack! It's a very rocky technical decent. The switchbacks are great fun! There are also some great tracks on Torc mountain near Muckross house.
Equipment: Good strong mountain bike. Waterproofs and warm clothes. Also food and water!
There are many hill walking trails around Muckross. I like to mountain bike on many of them so watch out! The picture below shows the lower & middle lakes taken from the path up to the devils bit on mangerton mountain.
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