Green Road Cycle Tours Killarney
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Discover Killarney National Park by bicycle or cycle off the beaten track through the hidden valleys of the MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains and/or along the scenic coastal routes of the Wild Atlantic way such as the Dingle Peninsula.
For the past 15 years since moving here to the Killarney area, Padraig Sears has been organising cycle tours for fundraising events and family friends. This is an area renowned for its natural beauty which boasts of many attractions, including 10,000 hectares of National Park. From organizing cycle tours for fundraising events, he also set about organizing his own tailor made cycle tour company.
The selection of the company name was easy as the colour green is predominant on all sides of the local roads and laneways he chose as cycle routes. The majority of cycling will be on old Irish green roads that are rarely used, off the beaten track, making it safer for cycling. Due to the lack of use by modern traffic, grass tracks have developed along the center of these roads, a symptom of older times. These selected roads are of a time long past.
Being a native Irish Gaelic speaker from Ventry, close to Dingle Town, Padraig was fortunate to have ‘the best of both worlds’ as he also has a great knowledge of this area of Kerry. The Dingle Peninsula and neighbouring peninsulas, the Iveragh (Caherciveen) and Beara (Kenmare) offer up coastal scenery of immense beauty (The Wild Atlantic Way) and have an incredible rich history along with their own Gaelic Dialect.
While cycling is the core invitation, don’t worry if you can’t cycle or want to have a break from the saddle. Padraig can also arrange and/or include river fishing, touring and hill walking, all of which are further hobbies of his. He can cater for other priorities, interests and ability levels to ensure that every cyclist whatever his/her ability, enjoys a uniquely personal travel experience.
Each tour is guided by a native tour guide and offers a unique view of the South West Coast of Ireland.
Cost is dependent on the number of cyclists and the routes taken.
Open all year round.