Killarney Cycling Festival

There are two tantalizing routes are on offer. Depart from Killarney on the Wrong Way Round and tackle Molls Gap before heading for the scenic South West via Sneem. From there on the route is familiar passing Waterville, Cahersiveen, Glenbeigh and Killorglin.

Bitten by the Ring of Kerry Cycle bug? Well now you can add cycling it The Wrong Way Round or The Hard Way Round to your “bike-it” list! 

Cycle the Ring of Kerry the Wrong Way Round or the Hard Way Round at the Killarney Cycling Festival, a fun event to raise money for a great cause.

On Saturday cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland will travel to Killarney for the Wrong Way Round Killarney Cycling Festival where they will take on the stunning Ring of Kerry but in the opposite direction to the traditional anti-clockwise route.

Cyclists will view the Ring like they have never seen it before as they head off from Killarney, before taking a right at Molls Gap and heading to Sneem.

From there on the route is familiar, all be backwards, and takes in Waterville, Cahersiveen, Glenbeigh and Killorglin.

Then it’s the homeward stretch along the foothills of the McGuillicuddy Reeks through Beaufort. Cross the finish line at the festival headquarters – The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, where a barbeque and live entertainment will be ready and waiting. 

If you’re feeling like more of a challenge then sign up for The Hard Way Round and take on BallaghBeama, Ballaghasheen and the Skellig Ring before the return journey from Cahersiveen. 

The festival is open to all levels of cyclists. There will be food stops dotted along the 160km & 180km routes and official festival road captains to accompany and guide you along the way. Participants will also have full use of The Aquila Club and Leisure facilities both before and after the cycle.

Make sure you are fit and ready for the cycle festival. Try to organise a 12 week plan for yourself that can work around your own schedule. Anytime you have free time or a few hours to spare, build up those extra miles by adding them into your afternoon or early morning route.

For the last week it is important to ease off the training. The night before get plenty of sleep, eat well, plenty of carbs…which shouldn’t be a problem, drink plenty water, hydration is the key and will stand to you on the day. Remember this is not a race; there will be plenty to eat and drink on the day for everybody to enjoy and take in the atmosphere.

Cycle the 180km in 5 weeks (beginner)

For Registration And Full Details:




Tel: +3530646671533

Event Start time: 7.30am

Free Parking Available

Helmets are compulsary

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