Walking & Cycling Holidays in KerryExplore Co. Kerry.....
Walking in Co. Kerry is hugely popular with so much scenery and natural beauty. Mixed with walking routes and popular tourist attractions, Co. Kerry is ideal for walkers of all categories.
In Killarney there are some great walking routes through Killarney National Park. At Muckross Park Hotel we can provide you with the best routes to take and complimentary maps as well as packed lunches and snacks.
There are stunning routes by the Lakes and near Muckross House which run between Killarney Town Centre and Torc Waterfall on the Muckross Road. The Demense, which can be accessed easily, has some great routes that run by Killarney House and continue near the Cathedral.
Guests can also follow the Kerry Way Route. At over 200km, the Kerry Way is one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trail and also one of the most popular. The trail starts and finishes in Killarney. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, the Kerry Way goes anti-clockwise, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in the country.
Visitors can also attempt to climb Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest mountain. There are some great routes at the foot hills with some amazing rugged landscape carved out during the last ice age
For cycling enthusiasts, Muckross Park hotel’s location makes it possible to really get to grips with cycling in Killarney. As the only hotel in Killarney National Park on the ring of Kerry, we can guarantee something unique. Cycling in Killarney National Park guarantees variety and beauty. For example, you can take a spin through the gap of Dunloe, created by glacier centuries ago or go back in time just a couple of generations by visiting 1930s Ireland in the Muckross traditional farm. The Torc waterfall and a visit to Muckross House and Abbey are both just a short cycle from us here at Muckross Park Hotel.
For those with sights on a longer time in the saddle, a ring of Kerry cycle is always an option. If you’d like to combine your cycle with some other activities, you can get a boat ride to Innisfallen islands and Lord Brandon’s cottage all from Ross castle. And this is just a leisurely half hour cycle from our hotel. Surrounded by natural beauty and unique countryside, the Muckross Park Hotel gives the cyclist something special. With the freedom of your own bike and a wide variety of trails and routes, cycling in Killarney National park is an experience in itself.
Muckross Park Hotel has bikes available for free to guests and a selection of cycling routes and maps.