Kerry Way – 6 Days
Kerry Way – 6 Day – Self-Guided Walking Holiday
The Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest waymarked walking trails with a total distance of 215 km, along the Wild Atlantic Way. From this, we have chosen (73 km’s) 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.
The Ring of Kerry, or to give it its proper title “the Iveragh Peninsula” is a mystical place & a wonderful opportunity to walk in an unspoiled region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years.
Tour Pricing & Dates
|6 Day Tour||€554 per person sharing|
|Tour Dates||March to October|
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- Day 1 / Arrival in Glenbeigh
- Travel by public transport to Glenbeigh and the start of your Kerry Way Self-Guided Tour. Glenbeigh is tucked in between 6 miles of sandy beaches rolling hills and beautiful countryside.
- Day 2 / Glenbeigh to Cahirciveen
- The trail takes you out of the village, 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 walking through the Foilmore valley overlooked by the majestic Knocknadobar. Distance: 23 km/14.37 miles, Ascent 300 m/900 ft Approximate walking time: 6 to 7 hrs
- Day 3 / Cahirciveen to Waterville
- The route passes through turf bogs and pine forest. 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 in the colourful and lively village of Waterville, on the edge of Ballinskelligs Bay. Distance: 25 km, Ascent 350 m Approximate walking time: 7 to 8 hrs
- Day 4 / Waterville to Caherdaniel
- Today you are doing a wonderfully scenic route along 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 to 5 hrs
- Day 5 / Caherdaniel to Sneem
- The Way 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, Ascent 350m Approximate walking time: 5 to 6 hrs
- Day 6 / Depart
- Your tour ends in Sneem where you can stay for an extra few days or depart by public transport.
- 5 nights B&B
- All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
- Kerry Way Maps and waterproof route notes, the full trail has been walked and checked by Christopher Stacey of Footfalls
- Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
- Luggage transfers daily while you walk
- All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
- Full back up service should you require it while on our tour
- Packed Lunches
- Evening Meals