Walking the Beara Way | Footfalls Walking Holidays

Walking the Beara Way: Self-Guided

Self-Guided Beara Way Hike

Walking the Beara Way offers keen walkers the chance to enjoy exceptional scenery, picturesque villages, and wonderfully welcoming people. If you’re seeking a long-distance walking route, the Beara Way is a beauty!

The Beara Way walking route covers approximately 196 kilometres (122.5 miles) in Counties Cork and Kerry in Ireland’s stunning southwest. Our range of self-guided tours gives you flexibility for the number of days and total distance you’d like to walk.

We begin and end our Beara Way hike in the town of Glengarriff. From there, you’ll enjoy plentiful villages and towns as you walk around the lovely Beara Peninsula.

Stop into Ireland’s second-largest fishing town at Castletownbere and photograph the picturesque villages of Allihies and Eyeries, as well as the town of Kenmare. Enjoy views of and from the Caha Mountains throughout your journey.

We also recommend you take a short 15-minute ferry ride to visit Bere Island. Or take the cable car to the enchanted Dursey Island!

Throughout your time on the Beara Peninsula, we’re certain you’ll be awed by the views, the landscapes, and the warm interactions you’ll have along the way.

Take a look at the rest of our self guided walking tours in Ireland to explore other routes and opportunities. Alternatively, you can join a small group of like-minded folks with our guided walking tours of Ireland.

Having trouble deciding which route is right for you? We’d be delighted to help! Just get in touch and we’ll happily chat about the many options.

Explore Our Self-Guided Tours of the Beara Way Walking Route

7 days From: €613

Beara Way – 7 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

Grade: Easy to Moderate

8 days From: €657

Beara Way – 8 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

Grade: Moderate

9 days From: €773

Beara Way – 9 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

Grade: Easy to Moderate