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Self Guided Walk on the Beara Way in Ireland The beara way

Cost: €775per person sharing
Single supplement: €330

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There is a 3% booking fee
Select number of days when booking

Included in costs:

  • Guest Houses or B+B's with breakfasts
  • Detailed maps, The Beara Way route notes and Water Proof Map Cover
  • Luggage Transfer each day. So you only carry a small pack while walking.
  • Phone support along the way.(Accommodations and pickup numbers)
  • All Information on public transport required will be given.
  • Information on what to see and do in places visited.
  • Information on places to eat and drink.

Optional Extras:

  • Pickup can be arranged from Kerry / Cork Airport for start of walk or end of walk.
  • Extra accommodation before or after this trip can be arranged for you.
  • Ferry to Beara Island.
  • Cable car to Dursey Island (Only cable car in Ireland)

You can also choose from our 4 day 5 day6 day or 8 day walks on the Beara Way.

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Itinerary

Stone Circle in CorkDay 1: Arrive in Glengarriff and settle into your accommodation for the evening. If you arrive early then do take the time to explore this wonderful small sea port village. You could also visit Garnish Island if you have time, it's just of the coast with it's famous micro tropical climate. Ferrys leave from Glengarriff.
 
Day 2: Glengarriff to Adrigole: Distance 13km, ascent 650m, approx walking time 5 hours
After leaving Glengarriff the trail passes through the gap between Gowlbeg Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain before winding down to Adrigole along an old coach road, with fantastic views of Bantry Bay.
 
Day 3: Adrigole to Castletownbere: Distance 19km, 650m ascent, approx walking time 5-6 hours
Following the lower slopes of Hungry Hill and zigzagging across the slopes of Maulin, the trail leads you down to exceptionally pretty fishing town of Castletownbere. Where you will be staying for the evening. Although a small fishing port town, it is very lively with great music in many of it's local bars.

 

Day 4: Rest Day in Castletownbere - Take some time to relax, explore castletownbere or visit Bere IslandCstlebere Cork

Day 5: Castletownbere to Allihies: Distance 14km, ascent 300m, approx walking time 4 – 5 hours Forestry tracks leads you out of Castletownbere to pass through the Slieve Miskish Mountains, across open mountain tracks, leading you to the very colourful village of Allihies.

Day 6: Allihies to Eyeries: Distance 14km, ascent 180m
From Allihies the trail ascends through disused coppermines, bringing you over the crest to give spectacular views of Kenmare Bay and the Macgillicuddy Reeks. A peaceful trail on open hillside rounds the spur of Knockgour mountain, before following tiny laneways and quiet country roads to the village of Eyeries.

Day 7: Eyeries to Ardgroom: Distance 14km, ascent 275m
With a choice of staying by the coastal trail or walking on the quiet country road, the trail continues in the direction of Ardgroom, following Lough Fada, before descending to the village of Ardgroom with its brightly coloured houses.

Garnish IslandDay 8: Ardgroom to Lauragh: Distance 13km, ascent 200m
The trail continues from Ardgroom, by tiny country roads and open mountain trail between Dung Hill and Keecragh mountain, before descending through an area particularily rich in archaeological site, stone circles and standing stones, eventually taking you along treelined, country roads to Lauragh village.

Day 9: Lauragh to Kenmare: 20km, ascent 290m
Quiet country roads and open mountain tracks all take you in the direction of Kenmare, passing remote lakeside scenery, before descending to the bustling town of Kenmare.

Day 10: Kenmare – Glengarriff: Distance 26km, ascent 500m, approx walking time 7-8 hours
Leaving Kenmare by quiet country roads you will reach the area of Bonane, nearby is the famous Botanic Heritage park. Rich in archaeological sites from the Stone Age up to the Iron Age. Following the old Kenmare to Glengarriff road over Esk mountain and descend into Glengarriff through ancient oak forests.

Day 11: Depart Glengarriff


11 Day Self Guided Walk on the Beara Way in IrelandIrish traditional musicians

Cost: €775per person sharing
Single supplement: €330

booknow
There is a 3% booking fee
Select number of days when booking

Included in costs:

  • Guest Houses or B+B's with breakfasts
  • Detailed maps, The Beara Way route notes and Water Proof Map Cover
  • Luggage Transfer each day. So you only carry a small pack while walking.
  • Phone support along the way.(Accommodations and pickup numbers)
  • All Information on public transport required will be given.
  • Information on what to see and do in places visited.
  • Information on places to eat and drink.

Optional Extras:

  • Pickup can be arranged from Kerry / Cork Airport for start of walk or end of walk.
  • Extra accommodation before or after this trip can be arranged for you.
  • Ferry to Beara Island.
  • Cable car to Dursey Island (Only cable car in Ireland)

You can also choose from our 4 day 5 day6 day or 8 day walks on the Beara Way.

Enquire about this walk

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