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From Tralee to the seaside and some local history!

Posted: October 10, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Fenit-Ardfert-Tralee The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Fenit-Barrow-Ardfert-Tralee Distance: 36 km Height gain: 218 metres Difficulty: 5.5/10 Details: Heading out of Tralee, take the R558 all the way to Fenit. Just 1 short climb to worry about on this 10 km section of the cycle taking in a good bit of Tralee Bay. After taking in the sea air take the road back out of Fenit and take a left at the old Lighthouse motel (top of the hill). From here the road takes a good few twists and turns and a couple of short hills. The [...]

North Kerry flat lands

Posted: October 9, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

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 [...]