Tralee is the capital town of County Kerry and is the gateway to west Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula and an abundance of local beaches.
The town sits at the mouth of Tralee Bay and is famous for the Rose of Tralee Festival in late August.
This cycle takes in the local canal built in the early 19th century and the iconic village of Blennerville and it’s famous windmill.
Distance: 12.8 km
Starting point: Tralee Basin
Cycling route: Bicycle/ walking paths and quiet country lanes
- The cycle starts at Tralee Basin which is adjacent to the start of the N86 Dingle road out of Tralee
- Follow the canal to the very end. (The Lockgates)
- From there cycle around to your right and down a narrow country lane.
- At the T-junction turn right (Lohercannon)
- Follow the road over the canal bridge and past the windmill
- In Blennerville village take a left turn bringing you past the local St Pats GAA grounds
- At the T-Junction/bend proceed left and follow the cruves in the road until it straightens out
- Proceed for approx 2 km before a left turn adjacent to the Scocia’s Grave turn. (otherside of road)
- Follow the twists and turns on this road until you reach a T-junction close to a Lidl store
- Opposite the store you can cycle in to a small park
- Follow the cycle/walking path (over a small bridge) along the River Lee
- At the end of the path close to the Aqua Dome and railway line take a right turn
- At the roundabout turn left and then next right
- Your start point is just to your left back at Tralee Basin