Tralee is not only the capital town of County Kerry it is also home to some wonderful scenery and historical sites. Located at the mouth of Tralee Bay, in the shadow of the Slieve Mish mountains there are some amazing cycling options for you to tackle.
Take a spin around the town, stopping at the Ashe Memorial Hall – built in the early 19th century, now home to the Kerry County Museum – and Tralee Courthouse, where you will see 2 18th century cannons from the Crimean War.
Leaving Tralee town you have cycle route options to the north – visiting Banna Beach or Fenit – or to the west, travelling to Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula.
If you would like a guide on any of these cycle tours you can check out our Guided Tralee Cycles. Another option is using our GPS app which will have your route, points of interest and dining options loaded up for your day.
Tralee to Blennerville Canal Loop
Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing cycle along Tralee’s old ship canal. This short, relaxing cycle takes you all the way out to Blennerville Windmill – the largest functioning windmill along the Wild Atlantic Way. You have the option to cycle direct (over and back the canal) or on a longer, more scenic, loop. Distances: 11km or 30km.
Tralee to Fenit Loop
The Greenway may not be opening until mid/ late 2021 but that does not mean you cannot experience the wonderful scenery and vistas along this route now. We have mapped an excellent looped track for you between Tralee and Fenit – avoiding all main roads. Distance – 45km
Kerry Head Loop
Hop on your bike and head north out of Tralee. Passing through the town of Ardfert, with its Cathedral, and on the seaside town of Ballyheigue. A quick stop here to admire the beach before travelling further on to Kerry Heads and its cliffs looking south at the Dingle Peninsula. Return to Tralee by an alternative route to finish the day. Distance: 65km
Inch Beach Looped Cycle
Take to the road heading west towards Dingle. First stop on this loop is the lovely village of Camp. From here you will cycle along part of the Kerry Way Hiking Route before you descend in to the village of Inch and its wonderful sandy beach. Returning to Tralee by a over the Slieve Mish Mountains you will have spectacular views of Tralee Town and Tralee Bay from the viewpoint near Lady Scotia’s Grave. Distance: 65km
Tralee Town & Park
If you would like to learn more about Tralee Town and it’s history we would recommend considering a guided version of this route. Take your time to visit the, Courthouse and its cannons, explore the Kerry County Museum to get a taste of olden times in Ireland before cycling around the 35acre Park with its monuments to the Rose of Tralee, Rose Gardens and towering St. Johns Church. Distance: 9km
Banna Strand Cycle
Travel to the famous Banna Strand, just outside Ardfert. We have some scenic route options to get you from Tralee – avoiding busy roads. Passing through Ardfert you have the chance to explore the ruins of the Cathedral before spending time on the beach. Distance: 33km
A lovely long cycle today along the main Tralee to Dingle Road. Head west towards Dingle. Along the way you can stop off at Camp Village for some refreshments before contining to Castlegregory and its famous Maharees Beach. If you are feeling REALLY energetic you can continue on to Brandon Point before returning to Tralee. Distance: 50km – extra 40km to Brandon
Tralee to Fenit Greenway Route
The new Greenway cycle is currently under construction and expected to open in late 2021. It will be an amazing leisurely cycle taking you along the old Tralee – Fenit Railway line. Expected Distance: 10.5km (each way)