The Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest way-marked walking trails with a total distance of 215 km (134 miles) along part of the Wild Atlantic Way. From this, we have selected 73 km (46 miles) along one of the finest hiking trails to be found anywhere in Ireland. As you hike the Kerry Way, you will encounter small market towns and quaint villages, old country roads and trails, castles and traditional farms in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Ring of Kerry, or to give it its proper title “the Iveragh Peninsula”, is a mystical place and a wonderful opportunity to walk in an unspoiled region of Ireland that has attracted many visitors for hundreds of years.
Prices / Dates
Price: €554 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€200
Tour Dates: 1 April to 31 October
Tour Grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Guesthouse & B&Bs
Included / Excluded
Travel by public transport to Glenbeigh and the start of your Kerry Way Self-Guided Walking Tour. We will supply you with all the travel details need to get to your first accommodation in Glenbeigh as soon as we have your flight details.
Glenbeigh is tucked in between 6 miles of sandy beaches, rolling hills and beautiful countryside.
The trail takes you out of the village of Glenbeigh, across the river Behy and up through Behy Forest to join an old rail track. Your route passes the magnificent Rosbeigh Beach with stunning views over Dingle Bay, before continuing through the Foilmore valley overlooked by the majestic Knocknadobar.
Distance: 23 km / 14.37 miles, Ascent: 300 m / 900 ft, Approximate walking time: 6 / 7 hours
Today's walking trail passes through turf bogs and pine forests. Some short climbs give views over Valentia Island and the western end of the peninsula. This may be a long day but the views along the way are invigorating and you finish your walk in the colourful and lively village of Waterville on the edge of Ballinskelligs Bay.
Distance: 25 km / 15.5 miles, Ascent: 350 m / 1148 ft, Approximate walking time: 7 / 8 hours
Today you are walking along a wonderfully scenic route by the coast. It is a short walk and time allows you to take a detour at Derrynane to visit Derrynane House and Gardens. It is the home of Daniel O’Connell, called ”The Liberator” and father of Catholic Emancipation during the 19th century.
Distance: 15 km / 9 miles, Ascent: 350 m / 1350 ft, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours
Your self-guided walk along the Kerry Way today climbs again on the foothills of Eagle Hill and a short detour takes you to the 3rd century stone-built Staigue Fort, one of the largest and finest ring forts you are likely to see in Ireland. Your route stays above the main Ring of Kerry road, following rocky paths through sheep country to the village of Sneem.
Distance: 19 km / 11.8 miles, Ascent: 350 m / 1350 ft, Approximate walking time: 5 / 6 hours
Your tour ends in Sneem where you can stay for an extra few days or depart by public transport.
All travel details will be supplied in your tour pack for your onward journey.