North Kerry flat lands

Posted: October 9, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0
Under: Cycling, North Kerry

Tralee-Ardfert-Lixnaw-Abbeydorney-Tralee

The Nitty Gritty:

Route: Tralee-Ardfert-Lerrig-Lixnaw-Abbeydorney-Lissaneala-Tralee

Distance: 48 km

Height gain: 282 metres

Difficulty: 5/10

Details: The first 8 km takes you from Tralee to Ardfert on the main R551. This road can be quiet if you go mid morning and takes on a hill or 2 but nothing too sevire.

Following the oneway around Ardfert follow the Causeway signs. From here the terrain is quite flat, with hedge rows for shelter.

When you hit Lerrig take a right at the sweeping left bend. Eventually you will cross the R556 before sweeping around into Lixnaw.

At the T junction R557 take a left and proceed to Abbeydorney.

Take a left on R566 in the Tralee direction. For this ride we proceeded straight ahead at the bend about 1 km from Abbeydorney and wound our way onto N67 at Leith Cross.

For a simpler way back to Tralee just follow the R557. This road has a steady climb to Listellick as does the cross county route.

Experience: Starting to get to grips now with the Thursday morning spins again.

To explain it’s a nice relaxed spin from O’Donnells Pub in Tralee once a week. The pace is easy going and the distances rarely exceed 50km.Ideal for Winter. All about keeping this good habit going through to the Spring!

Today’s spin saw just the 2 of us turning out to brave what could of been an extremely wet few hours. Luckily we dodged the worse and the real soaking came back in Tralee on the “skinny mile”.

On the road near Lerrig. Kerry’s hurling country

Closing in on Lixnaw

 

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