What better way to see the spectacular scenery of the area than to paddle along the beautiful Lakes of Killarney. You can avail of a half-day trip or a full day trip. Your kayaking adventure starts at Ross Castle just outside the town. From here you’ll paddle along Lough Leane and discover cosy inlets, limestone caves and little wooded glens. Stop off at Innisfallen Island and explore the remains of a 6th century monastery.
The Killarney National Park is ideal for cycling as it’s got lots of surfaced road networks which will provide you with some of the most stunning views of Killarney. For some gentle peddling, head for Knockreer Estate (5-10 km), Muckross House and Gardens (5-8 km), or Ross Castle (5-16 km) where the terrain is mainly flat. Cycling enthusiasts will love the Gap of Dunloe cycle. This is a little more difficult as the terrain is hilly and the route is about 25 miles. Cycle from Killarney to Kate Kearney’s Cottage in Beaufort, then continue through ‘The Gap’ until you come to Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you can take your bike on the boat for a very enjoyable guided tour through the lakes and back to Ross Castle.
With such a superb location at the base of the McGillycuddy Reeks (Ireland’s highest mountain range) it’s no surprise that Killarney is a magnet for climbers and hikers. There is something in Killarney to suit all levels of climbers, whether you prefer gentle ascents such as Torc Mountain (1,764 ft), something a bit more strenuous such as Mangerton Mountain (2,800 ft) or if you’re up to the challenge Carrauntoohil (3,414 ft) the highest mountain peak in Ireland!
The staff at the Fairview Killarney will arrange complimentary pick up for all tours available from the reception at the Fairview.