Dipping her toe in to the wild Atlantic Ocean, the Beara Peninsula is a special place, steeped in Irish lore and legend. Its' mountains and valleys are rich in archaeological sites such as standing stones; stone circles and much more.
Beara is a cyclists' paradise. The perfect spot to enjoy Mother Nature in her purest form as the peninsula is wild and untamed.
The famed Healy Pass travels from Adrigole to Lauragh and rises to 334 metres above sea level. A round trip from our door is approx. 50km
The Derreentaggart Stone Circle
On a clear day the view from this spot is spectacular.
Explore the fabulous Dursey Island with the Beara Mountain Bikers (below). Our thanks to John Elphick for the video.
The Beara Cycling Route is 138kms long. There is no start or finish so you can join in at any point along the way. It's mainly on quiet back roads and takes in all the villages/towns on the peninsula.
A smaller ring that takes you through Castletownbere; onto Allihies; into Urhan and back to Castletownbere is approx 50kms and is a very enjoyable (if challenging in parts) day out.
We also offer luggage transfer so you can enjoy your cycle without the weight of your luggage.
We rent 21 speed hybrid bikes costing
-€15 per day
-€40 for 3 days
-€80 for 7 days .
There's a route for everyone on Beara and we will happily advise you so that your trip to Beara leaves a memory that will last a lifetime....
Booking is advised to ensure bike availability.
Visit Dursey Island - take a trip on Ireland's only cable car.
For peace and tranquility; amazing cliff top views and a great cup of coffee - call to Dzogchen Beara our local Tibetan Retreat Centre. Time your visit right and you can join in a Guided Meditation class.
The road to Allihies.
A day spent across the water in Bere Island is a day you will never forget. Visit the Cross for an amazing 360 degree view; wander along the quiet roads and drink in the views of the Sheep Heads and the Mizen Head on one side; while Hungry Hill stands proudly towering over the Beara Peninsula on the other side.
The island is a bit hilly in parts but the uphill struggle is well rewarded with the amazing sense of "otherworldliness" you can only get on an island and the amazing views. In parts of the island you will feel it is just you and the ocean and the rush and madness of modern living will feel like a distant memory.