Narrow roads, breathtaking landscapes, and miles of nature. The challenge of unexpected situations, discovering breath-taking destinations away from the crowded tourist areas. Is there anything better for someone who loves driving while taking a self-drive tour? The South West of Ireland offers you all those things, with a sprinkle of Irish craic and unpredictable weather.
This is one of the most iconic landscapes in the area. The pass is crossed by the R574 which connects Cork with Kerry. This serpentine road brings you into another world of the Caha mountains, where rocks and the wild landscape will keep you company and challenge your driving skills. This breathtaking landscape will bring you back on the history footprints, the road was in fact created in 1847 during the famine years, and it is still an important witness from the past.
Gap of Dunloe
The famous touristic location, Gap of Dunloe is a picturesque place. Set between the highest mountains in Ireland, this narrow road section is one of the most challenging and stunning places in Ireland. The mountains, the lakes, and the colorful sheep offer an incredible picture of Ireland in the perfect Irish style. Once passed the Gap of Dunloe, follow the N72 Ring of Kerry which will take you through Killarney and the beautiful National Park. After that, your driving skills will be tested again as you breeze through Moll’s Gap. Located along the N71, on the road from Kenmare to Killarney, it’s also a panoramic spot where you can see the Black Valley. From Moll’s Gap, it is possible to enjoy, this time via the narrow R568, the amazing view of Derrynane Bay.
The N70 road can be considered one of the most scenic of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Ring of Kerry. This route will bring you to the Skellig Ring and the beautiful Valentia Island, where the mountains meet the ocean and the wind sings between the shoreline.