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Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016


Participation for the cycle is always popular and it is a sell-out event each year.

The Ring of Kerry Cycle is now in its 33rd year and has successfully raised over €10.2 million for Kerry Charities. The cycle is breath-taking in beauty and is a most enjoyable day for everyone involved. This event brings thousands of people to Killarney, and is a highlight on the sporting and social calender.

The route starts in Killarney and travels to Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Portmagee, Waterville, Sneem, Kenmare, before finally returning to Killarney.  There are water and food stations set up in towns along the way, providing welcome sustenance and refreshments to cyclists.

The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route is in an area known throughout the world for its archaeological treasures, breath-taking scenery and charming hospitality. The route follows quiet country roads where possible and passes through all of the main towns and villages along the way. The Ring of Kerry is much loved and admired by both participants and spectators alike.

The entire journey is 216km (134 miles) with 74km of the route on the main road and 143km of the route on minor roads. This challenging course puts the most experienced cyclist to the test, yet rewards with its unsurpassed natural beauty and unrivalled atmosphere. The cycle finishes in Killarney town centre where food stalls, bouncy castles and music will be available for all of the family to enjoy. The finishing cyclists are presented with a certificate and medal to mark this huge achievement.

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is the perfect venue to relax after the festivities. Our 5 Star Kerry Hotel offers guests fine dining in the award winning restaurant; the Lake Room or a more casual dining experience in The Heights Lounge and Piano Bar. Guests can treat themselves to some well deserved R&R in our award winning Spa. Our Spa Therapists will massage and sooth every aching muscle after the 216km cycle. We have designed a special Athletes Recovery package which is the ultimate in relaxation. The Spa at The Heights offers the most advanced products, effective ingredients, and luxurious treatments.

The Spa at The Heights is the perfect way to recharge. Why not join us and try it for yourself?

Contact our Spa team for more information on our extensive range of treatments.