Options and Cost:

  • 5 Day – €445 pps Single supplement: + €135
  • 8 Day – €595 pps Single supplement: + €235
  • 9 Day – €675 pps Single supplement: + €265
  • 11 Day – €775 pps Single supplement: + €330

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The Kerry Way – Ireland

Self Guided Walk on the Kerry Way in Ireland
Tour Description

The Kerry Way is a long distance trail in the south West of Ireland on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry.

The trail is over 200Km in length making it one of the longest self guided routes and one of the most popular.The Kerry Way Map

The trail is walked traditionally in an anti clockwise direction starting and finishing at the very popular town of Killarney.

Killarney is one of Ireland’s most visited parts of the country and extremely popular with tourists. Its not hard to see why when you visit this area for yourself with the Lakes of Killarney and the high peaks sitting behind them given this small town one of the most spectacular backdrops. The National park is also here as well as Muckross house, endless pubs and restaurants playing Irish music and Jarveys (Horse Carts) offering lifts around the lakes and park. This place is really alive during the summer months and a great place to start any walk from.

There are also many other fine small towns along the way such as Sneem, where I suggest you visit a small Deli to get some local cheeses and a great sandwich for your days walk.  Then there is Waterville where Charlie Chaplin used to bring all his family for holidays as he used to love doing some sea fishing here. Of course you could stop here and visit the Skellig Islands of the coast of Kerry, which were once an ancient monastery during the 6th to 9th centuries and more recently the film location of Star Wars and the last Jedi. With its ancients ruins, spectacular beaches, small towns and fine hills the Kerry Way really is a great trail.

We have broken down this trail into manageable stages for you. Allowing approx between 15 – 20Km per day.

Included in costs

  •     Friendly and family run guest Houses and B+Bs (Irish Tourism Board Approved)
  •     Detailed maps,  Water Proof Map Cover
  •     The Kerry Way Book with interesting facts of areas visited and route descriptions.
  •     Luggage Transfer each day.
  •     Phone support along the way.(Accommodations and pickup numbers)
  •     All Information on public transport required will be given.

Optional Extras:

  • Tours to the Skellig or Valentia Islands can be organized along the way.
  • Extra accommodation before and after your trip.
  • Pickup from Shannon / Kerry Airports.
Itineraries
Self Guided Walk on the Kerry Way in Ireland

5 Day Walk
Day 1: Arrive Killarney
Day 2; Killarney to Black Valley, Distance 22Km, Ascent 400m
Day 3; Black Valley to Glencar, Distance 20Km, Ascentt 500m
Day 4; Glencar to Glenbeigh,Distance18Km, Ascent 340m
Day 5;Depart Glenbeigh by public transport.


8 Day Walk
Day 1: Arrive Killarney
Day 2; Killarney to Black Valley, Distance 22Km, Ascent 400m
Day 3; Black Valley to Glencar, Distance 20Km, Ascentt 500m
Day 4; Glencar to Glenbeigh,Distance18Km, Ascent 340m
Day 5:Walk Glenbeigh to Caherciveen, Distance 23Km, Ascent 450m
Day 6:Walk Caherciveen to Waterville, Distance 22km, Ascent 270m
Day 7:Walk Waterville to Caherdaniel, Distance 13km, Ascent 300m
Day 8:Depart for Killarney
You could also stay the night in Waterville and visit the Skelligs,
You would need to let us know so we can pre-book this trip for you, and then the tour is weather dependent.


9 Day Walk
Day 1: Arrive Killarney
Day 2; Killarney to Black Valley, Distance 22Km, Ascent 400m
Day 3; Black Valley to Glencar, Distance 20Km, Ascentt 500m
Day 4; Glencar to Glenbeigh,Distance18Km, Ascent 340m
Day 5:Walk Glenbeigh to Caherciveen, Distance 23Km, Ascent 450m
Day 6:Walk Caherciveen to Waterville, Distance 22km, Ascent 270m
Day 7:Walk Waterville to Caherdaniel, Distance 13km, Ascent 300m
Day 8: Caherdaniel to Sneem, Distance 19km, Ascent 400m
Day 9:Depart for Killarney


11 Day Walk
Day 1: Arrive in Killarney
Day 2: Killarney to Black Valley, Distance 22Km, Ascent 400m
Day 3: Black Valley to Glencar, Distance 20Km, Ascent 500m
Day 4: Glencar to Glenbeigh, Distance18Km, Ascent 340m
Day 5: Glenbeigh to Caherciveen, Distance 23Km, Ascent 450m
Day 6: Caherciveen to Waterville, Distance 22km, Ascent 270m
Day 7: Waterville to Caherdaniel, Distance 13km, Ascent 300m
Day 8: Caherdaniel to Sneem, Distance 19km, Ascent 400m
Day 9: Sneem to Kenmare, Distance 23km, Ascent 520m
Day 10: Kenmare to Killarney, Distance 26km, Ascent 630m
Day 11: Depart Killarney

What to Bring

Here is a short list of extras you will need to bring along for this walking holiday.

  • Good Walking boots.
  • Day Back Pack (25L)
  • Walking Socks with lining.
  • Raingear,
  • Good walking Jacket,
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sun Cream
  • Torch
FAQ

Q. How do we get to the Start of our walk?

A. All the information to get you to the start of your walk will be given to you, ie, bus times, train times etc. We can also organise a transfer for you from Airports or accommodations

 Q. What about the walks and fitness levels?

A. The terrain of this walk is from forest tracks, to open hillside, old roads, country lanes, beaches and Irish Bog.

The walks are generally of a moderate level with approx 15 – 20Km per day walk.
It is possible to have your day shortened by letting us know and we can organise transfers to shorten the walk for you

Q What is the Accommodation like?

A. We use a mix of Guesthouses on these Self Guided Walks as we believe they give you a more personal service and many of them will provide you with a packed lunch and a hearty breakfast before you start your day. They are also locals to the area and know the best places for music, food and drink.

  • We choose our accommodation very carefully and have known the owners for many years now and have built up a close relationship with them
  • We can depend on these accommodations to give you the best service and assistance with any queries you may have.
  • The accommodation providers are well used to guests arriving after a day’s walk and know that they want somewhere comfortable to relax and freshen up.
  • They are all fully qualified and recognised accommodations with Tourism Ireland

Q What is the food in Ireland like and where would we get evening meals?

A. In many of the towns along the way, there is a choice of restaurant or Pub (Pub cuisine in Ireland is fantastic now with a wide variety of food at a high quality in most).

  • Breakfasts are included and there is a wide selection to choose from including a Full Irish, fruit, cereals, breads etc.
  • Lunches for the walks: Some of the accommodations may provide a packed lunch for you. If not they will let you know of a close by Deli or shop where you can have one made up the way you would like it.
  • Evening Meals In most towns there are restaurants and Pubs, the sea food on the Dingle and Kerry Ways is excellent as the fish is fresh from the Atlantic.
  • Dietary requests such as Vegetarians or Gluten free can be catered for with prior notice, although many locations in Ireland are well used to specific foods.

Q. Can we have our luggage transferred each day?

A. Yes your luggage is transferred each day and will be at your next accommodation before your arrival. So you can shower and freshen up quickly after arriving

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