Cycling Priests Leap Bonane, Kenmare

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Priests Leap - Bonane, Kenmare

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.2 %

Length: 7.5 km

Altitude start: 67 m

Altitude top: 462 m

Ascent: 395 m

Maximum: 15 %

Priests Leap rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 7034 (all)
Ranking Ireland: 36 (all)
Difficulty score: 38.7 what?

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Narrow country lane full of sheep

The Priests Leap is situated in Kerry. Starting from Bonane, Kenmare, the Priests Leap ascent is 7.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 395 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.2 %. The maximum slope is 15 %.

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Story by Mike from Belgooly, Ireland, submitted on 18/08/2011
Well I was relishing the prospect of attempting this pass after coming over the beautiful road from Kilgarvan, but 5 minutes in and I was having a rethink. Can''t remember coming across any road that just kicks steeper and steeper with little rest in between.

It''s a stunning road but make sure you''ve a nice low gear, big strong legs and amazing brakes for the descent on the other side!

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