Tour de Beara 2023
Take on the challenge of the Tour de Beara – one of Ireland’s
most rewarding cycling sportives
Saddle up to discover the delights of the Beara peninsula at the Tour de Beara cycle on September 9th 2023.
The not-for-profit, community-run event, formerly known as The Rebel Tour, has established itself as one of the most popular and scenic one-day sportives in the country, and competition will be fierce for its limited places.
The Tour de Beara’s three routes offer great experiences for cyclists of all abilities, introducing them to the colourful villages and dramatic ocean views this unspoilt West Cork peninsula is renowned for.
The circular route begins in the scenic coastal village of Glengarriff, and a stiff ascent over the Caha Pass delivers spectacular views across Bantry Bay. Cyclists will pass through a series of beautiful hand-hewn rock tunnels that take them across the border into County Kerry, before returning to the wilds of West Cork.
Even on a day when the peninsula will be humming with cyclists, there will be time to soak in its peaceful silence and enjoy its rugged terrain.
The shorter routes – 120km and 85km in length – explore the byroads of the Beara and bring visitors into the heart of colourful villages, like Allihies and Eyeries. The local community turns out to create a festival atmosphere and a hero’s welcome awaits all finishers.
The not-for-profit cycle, organised by members of Glengarriff Community Development Group, Adrigole GAA, and Glengarriff Golf Club, brings many benefits to the local community, with proceeds distributed to various charities.