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Slea Head Day Ride

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The Dingle Peninsula is well advertised as a place of unrivaled beauty. We decided to take a look for ourselves by doing a day ride known as the Slea Head drive, a 40km loop along the edges of the peninsula.

Getting our Slea Head on.
Getting out Slea Head on.

These beehive huts date back to ancient times. The craftsmanship is impressive, even if it is just stacked stones.
These beehive huts date back to ancient times. The craftsmanship is impressive, even if it is just stacked stones.
Carrie contemplates life before candy bars inside one of the roofless beehive huts on the Dingle Peninsula.
Carrie contemplates life before candy bars inside one of the roofless beehive huts on the Dingle Peninsula.
This small doorway looks south to the Iveragh Peninsula.
This small doorway looks south to the Iveragh Peninsula.
This is what happens when you let sheep into an outhouse.
This is what happens when you let sheep into an outhouse.
Carrie stands before the vast Atlantic on a cliff along the Dingle Peninsula.
Carrie stands before the vast Atlantic on a cliff along the Dingle Peninsula.
This fixer upper has a billion dollar view.
This fixer upper has a billion dollar view.

This loop is part of the Wild Atlantic Way, so there are plenty of road signs to guide you. This is good and bad. It’s good because it’s hard to get lost. It’s bad because tour buses, motor homes, and cars are also following the same loop.

Turns out despite the high traffic volume the ride was simply stunning. The included photos don’t even come close to showing how impressive the coastline was. The only way to get that same experience is to see for yourselves. Dear readers, seriously consider making your next vacation to Dingle, Ireland. By bike is best of course.