Ballaghbeama Gap From Kenmare

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BALLAGHBEAMA GAP FROM KENMARE

Take on the Ballaghbeama mountain pass by driving a spectacular winding, mostly single-track route starting and ending in the town of Kenmare, which overlooks pretty Kenmare Bay.

An alternative to the Ring of Kerry, there is a more isolated feel about this route, which cuts through the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula; think rugged landscapes, flowing streams, wild heather and ancient rock art in the most rural parts of the route.

Elsewhere, there’s the chance to take in the lakes of Killarney, the mountain village of Glencar and the Killarney National Park, as well as the Reeks District, of course.

THE TOUR

Day 1 Training
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Day 2 Rafting Whitewater
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Day 3 Rafting The Chilko
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National park

The route passes through the Killarney National Park and around Lough Leane.

Blackwater bridge

This stone bridge over the River Blackwater is an evocative place for a photo stop.

Ladies View

This scenic viewpoint, offering views of the lakes of Killarney, is said to be one of the most photographed spots in Ireland.

Reeks vistas

Much of the route passes through the Reeks District and offers views of Carrauntoohil from a number of angles.

Ballaghbeama Gap

Reeks District

FAQ

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