Located in County Kerry, on Ireland's Iveragh Peninsula, Ballaghbeama Gap is a tight, bendy, and quiet singletrack road that requires a high level of skill. Don't attempt this drive in a large car.
Running through some truly beautiful places, this is a great drive, but a drive best taken slowly and carefully. There are several curves that result in blind spots. Watch out for sheep and mountain goats. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Those without mountain driving experience should probably give it a miss. It’s not meant for new drivers or for big cars. The challenging drive will take some skill and some patience. It's very steep.
The road is asphalted but very narrow. There is almost no place for two cars to pass. The cell phone reception is nonexistent in many areas. Located in the centre of the Iveragh Peninsula, this is a truly beautiful road cutting across the mountains. The journey offers an exhilarating, isolated but breathtaking driving experience, with superb views. The road is 16.7 km (10.37 miles) long.