The Kerry Way is the longest way-marked walking route in all of Ireland, covering some 215 kilometres (134 miles) of the Wild Atlantic Way. Throughout the trail, you’ll enjoy walking on the Iveragh Peninsula — more commonly known as the Ring of Kerry.
Our variety of Kerry Way walking tours offer options for length walked and number of days travelled. Choose anything from the shortest route at 73 km (46 miles) over six days up to the longest route at 197 km (124 miles) over 11 days.
Walking the Kerry Way takes you through remote areas inland, as opposed to the Ring of Kerry road trip that follows the coastline. By walking the inland route, you’ll bask in views of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Ireland’s tallest mountains. You’ll also encounter quaint villages and towns where you will have an option to visit places like Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell.
A short detour from the Kerry Way hike will take you to Staigue Stone Fort, just one of the many monuments and artefacts that you will come across while walking with us on our self-guided tour of the Kerry Way.
We recommend you take an extra day and visit the island of Skellig Michael. Access to the island is limited, however, so please check with Footfalls before making a booking.
You may prefer to explore our guided walking tours of Ireland instead of heading out on your own. You can also feel free to get in touch any time if you have questions. We’d be delighted to help you choose the best route for you!