Day 5 – The Beara Peninsula
Often regarded as the jewel in the crown of the 3 Peninsulas, it really is a magical ride!
Taking the route to Kenmare, via Molls Gap and heading for Lauragh, you can stop off for a break at Teddie O’Sullivan’s or early lunch, where the local mussels are unquestionably unrivaled!
You then can choose to ride over The Healy Pass, which is a great option, especially if the weather is fine. It’s quite technical with small roads and numerous switch backs. If time is with you, it’s worth riding it in both directions as the views are stunning and different from each direction.
Ride out as far as Lamb’s Head and then back along the southern part of the Peninsula, when you are now in Co. Cork. Stop off in the fishing town of Castletown Bearhaven and ride towards Glengarriff. From here, you can take scenic boat rides out to Garnish Island, which is well worth a visit.
Heading back to Killarney via the Caha Pass – also a wonderful riding route and time dependent via Black Valley or try the Kilgarvin route, which is a really nice riding road.
Overnight in Killarney at The Brehon.