Ireland – Kerry Way – 6 Day – Independent Walking Tour
Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest way marked walking trails. From this we have chosen 73 km along one of the nicest hiking trails in Ireland. As you hike the Kerry Way you will experience small market towns and charming villages, old country roads and trails, castles and traditional farms.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN GLENBEIGH
Travel by public transport to Glenbeigh, the start of your Kerry Way Tour.
DAY 2 GLENBEIGH TO CAHIRCIVEEN Distance: 23 km, Ascent: 300 m, Walking time: 6.5 hrs
Walk out of the village across the river Behy and up through Behy Forest to meet an old rail track. This trail passes the incredible Rosbeigh Beach with brilliant views over Dingle Bay, before walking through the Foilmore valley overlooked by the impressive Knocknadobar.
DAY 3 CAHIRCIVEEN TO WATERVILLE Distance: 25km, Ascent: 350m, Walking time: 7 hrs
The trail passes through turf bogs and pine forest. Some short ascents give sight over Valentia Island and the western end of the peninsula. This may be a long day but the views make it worth it. You finish in the bustling and spirited village of Waterville.
DAY 4 WATERVILLE TO CAHERDANIEL Distance: 15 km, Ascent: 200 m, Walking time: 4 hrs
Today you are doing a amaxingly panoramic route along the shore. Time allows you to take a detour at Derrynane to visit Derrynane House and gardens. This is the home of Daniel O’Connell, the father of Catholic Emancipation during the 1800’s.
DAY 5 CAHERDANIEL TO SNEEM Distance: 19 km, Ascent: 350 m, Walking time: 5.5 hrs
The trail climbs on the foothills of Eagle Hill and a short detour will take you to the 3rd century stone built Staigue Fort, one of the largest and finest ring forts you are likely to see in Ireland. Following rocky paths through sheep country to the village of Sneem.
DAY 6 DEPART
Your tour ends in Sneem where public transportation will take you to the airport.
Tour Pricing & Dates
6 Day Tour – €520 pps
Single Supplement – +€125
Dates – March to October
Difficulty – Moderate
Accommodation – B&B
- 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
Additional services available
- Packed Lunches
- Evening Meals