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The Kerry Head Cycleway

The Kerry Head Cycleway, which is signposted all the way from Ballyheigue, departs along the steep hill overlooking Ballyheigue Bay, with its crashing waves where many a ship has foundered. As cyclists climb to the top, the westerly prevailing Atlantic wind can be a challenge to the most experienced cyclist. Soon the road levels out for a gentler but undulating ride back to Ballyheigue.

It is worth stopping at various points along the route to enjoy the views, where the Atlantic Ocean stretches to the horizon. Gradually the route turns inland along the edge of the mountain and finally enters the town of Ballyheigue by the local golf course and the castle, built in the early 1800's, which is now a ruin.

The route is approximately 18km. The terrain is a mix of flat and hilly countryside. Traffic is normally very light along the route.

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