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Beara Way Ireland

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The Beara Way is a long distance walking route of 196km (120 miles) circumnavigating the Beara Peninsula in the southwest of Ireland. Beara is a quieter than its northern neighbor, the Kerry Way, but is equally beautiful and offers superb walking.

Hiking is through low rounded hills, walking old bog roads, exploring abandoned copper mines. It is a largely undiscovered area, hilly but not mountainous, with some good open hill-walking sections. The rocky coastline of the Beara Peninsula is a walking holiday dream. Visit Dursey Island by cable car, walk the green roads of Bere Island and sample the best fresh fish from the port of Castletownbere. The full trail starts at and finishes in Kenmare.

The Beara Way follows old green roads, boggy mountain trails and country roads. It is a very well marked route, signposted with numbered wooden or plastic yellow markers and road signs. This tour consists of 28% quiet country road walking.

The 8 day tour consists of 6 full days walking. The tour starts in Glengarriff and follows the southern shore of the peninsula to Castletownbere. After a rest day in this major fishing port, the route turns north to Eyeries before returning along the northern coastline to Kenmare.


Additional Tour Details

Meals Breakfast
Tour Starts Glengarriff. Most convenient major city and international airport: Cork airport.
Tour Ends Depart from Kenmare. Bus to Glengarriff, then bus to Cork.
Rail Options Inquire for rail schedules
Rail Supplement Inquire for rail prices
Singles Add $22 per night for a single room; solo traveler add $40 per night
Other details Extra rest days: Can be added at any of the overnight stops. Add $99 per person per night, based on 2 people sharing a double room.
Hotels Accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected guesthouses, inns and hotels.

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