It’s not just visitors from abroad that love this place – people travel from across the island to cycle, drive and trek this scene-stealing route on Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula. Beginning and ending in Killarney, a trip here takes in all the big hitters: Moll’s Gap, Torc Waterfall and the Gap of Dunloe are winners – but really, the route itself is so much more than the sum of its parts.
Within the route’s 179km of road, you’ll find dazzling opulence and breathtaking wilderness in equal measure. Take a trek up the Owengarriff River to where it flows from the Devil’s Punchbowl, a vast, sapphire expanse of fresh water; breathe in the sweet Kerry air at Ladies’ View, a favorite of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting; or explore the imposing angles of Ross Castle, a 15th-century tower house on the shores of Lough Leane. Wherever you go, you’ll be tempted to keep a camera on hand; but take it from us – just drinking it in and enjoying the moment is more than enough.