This 21 Kilometer route follows the North Kerry Coastline and begins from Ballyheigue and ends again in Ballyheigue in a scenic and rugged loop that will take your breath away. This route contains a mixture of flat and hilly countryside on roads that mostly don’t have much traffic. This route which is very well signposted all of the way from Ballyheigue, departs the town and hugs the coastline along a steep incline that gives panoramic views of Ballyheigue Bay and the Atlantic ocean. As the cycle progresses the road levels out and heads inland again for a welcome and deserved more gentle cycle back into Ballyheigue again via the local golf course and Ballyheigue Castle which was built in the early 1800’s but is now a ruin. There are many views along this route worth stopping for and to the fresh atlantic air and peace of mind that only the Kerry Coastline can provide.
|Elevation:||+ 245 / – 245 m|
|Max Gradient:||10.2 %|
For a relatively short route this is a very rewarding cycle and one that I can never get tired of. Every time I cycle this route, as well as being a physical challenge, the ruggedness of the crashing waves and the atlantic gives me a great peace of mind and I can never tire of the views that it provides. This cycle is a must if you are cycling in Kerry.