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Kerry Way

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Tour Highlights

  • Walking above and beyond the very famous Ring of Kerry. All the best sites and sights in peace, on foot.
  • Muckross House and Killarney National Park, by track and trail.

  • Looking west to the Skellig Islands and the Atlantic from Foilclogh Hill. Get there if you can. And don't miss the Skellig Chocolate makers!

  • Derrynane House and Park, blissful gardens, dunes and coffee shop

The Kerry Way is a long distance walking route of 215km (135miles) traversing the Iveragh Peninsula (Ring of Kerry) in the southwest ofIreland. Starting and finishing in Killarney, The Kerry Way is Ireland’s one ofthe first Waymarked long distance walks and features remote valleys andexpansive coastline providing varied and interesting walking.

The Iveragh Peninsula or Ring of Kerry, the second of the fivesouthwestern peninsulas, is the more popular tourist driving route. You will bewalking across it as well as around it and only occasionally will you meet themainstream tourists.

The north side of the peninsula mirrors the old red sandstone ofthe Dingle Peninsula, gradually changing as you venture south to the limestonecrags of the Beara Peninsula. Long sandy beaches on the north side,give way torocky inlets and coves. The climate is warm and temperate, allowingsub-tropical plants to flourish.

The glaciated Lakes of Killarney have been long famous as atourist destination and are the centre of the Killarney National Park, home tonative oak woods, birch, beech and one of the last remaining herd of red deer.Since their introduction from Norway in 2008, it is also now home to breeding whitetailed eagles. Three chicks were hatched in 2013.

The section through Killarney National Park is composed ofwell-formed trails, footbridges, gradedpathsand plenty of Way marker signs. Beyond the Park boundaries, trails become sheeppaths, old droving and butter roads and formed forest tracks. Modern recycledplastic Way markers and stiles are interspersed with wooden signs, which dateto the original marking of the route. There are no great ascents but there aresome long and challenging days. This is not a route for the faint hearted, orthe first time hiker!

The 8-day tour is an abbreviated tour that starts at Glenbeighand follows the full route from Glenbeigh to Killarney via Caherciveen,Waterville, Sneem and Kenmare.

Additional Tour Details

Meals Breakfast
Tour Starts Glenbeigh. Most convenient major city and International airport: Kerry; a taxi may be hired from Kerry Airport to Glenbeigh. Out
Tour Ends Return journey to Dublin (or Kerry) at the end of the holiday: Train to Dublin from Killarney (journey time 4 hours) or taxi direct to Kerry Airport.
Rail Options Rail schedules available upon request
Rail Supplement Rail timings upon request
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.

Detailed Itinerary »

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