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The Blackwater Valley Cycle Route

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Youghal, Cork, Republic of Ireland

The Blackwater Valley Cycle Route is a most interesting route that starts in the historic Heritage Town of Youghal, County Cork and ends in Killarney, County Kerry. Cyclists can of course join the route anywhere along the way.

The Blackwater Valley Cycle Route passes through the Duhallow Region beginning in Youghal, County Cork and ending in Killarney, County Kerry taking in the beauty of the famous Blackwater River Valley. The total distance is approximately 156km/97miles.

The route is divided into four sections and the endpoint of these sections has been influenced by the availability of overnight accommodation in the general area.

Please note that this is not an official route, and it is not sign-posted as a cycling route, or mapped.

(1) - Youghal to Fermoy 43km (27 miles)
3km main road, 40km other roads.
Elevaton range Sea level to 170m.
OSI Discovery Series Maps Sheet 81.

(2) - Fermoy to Kanturk 54km (34 miles)
54km other roads.
Elevation range 50m-140m
OSI Discovery Series Maps Sheets 72, 73.

(3) - Kanturk to Millstreet 21km (13 miles)
21km other roads.
Elevation range 90m-130m
OSI Discovery Series Maps Sheets 72, 79.

(4) - Millstreet to Killarney 38km (24 miles)
4km main road, 34km other roads.
Elevation range 110m-235m
OSI Discovery Series Maps Sheets 78, 79