The Two Ballaghs

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THE TWO BALLAGHS

This route is the ultimate cycle ride in Kerry, if not the whole of Ireland, combining as it does the Ring of the Reeks with the Oisin Pass route for a full day’s cycling aimed at serious enthusiasts.

In total, the route covers 170km passing through some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery and climbing and descending through four stupendously challenging mountain passes, Ballaghasheen Pass, Ballaghbeama Gap, Moll’s Gap and The Gap of Dunloe.

Along the way, there are craggy mountain peaks, glacial lakes, rural pastures and raging rivers, while the final push is along the expanse of the Atlantic, as it stretches across the bay to the Dingle Peninsula.

THE RIDE

Day 1 Training
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Day 2 Rafting Whitewater
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Day 3 Rafting The Chilko
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Ultimate challenge

Take a day out of your diary to discover lung-busting climbs on this challenging route that combines the very best of Reeks road cycling.

Longest route

More than 160km of cycling takes you through some of Ireland's most remote and stunning scenery.

Massive elevation

With more than 2,000m of elevation, the Two Ballaghs is a little like cycling up Carrauntoohil and back down - twice over!

Picture perfect

The winding asphalt through mountain landscapes makes for great pictures. Be sure to bag a selfie by some of the mountain pass road signs.

The Two Ballaghs

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FAQ

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