- duration 8 days
- tour type Self-guided
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Self guided/Independent
- Trekking through stunning coastal scenery
- Experiencing history, mythology and traditional Irish culture
- Enjoying the flexibility of walking with a daypack from village to village
- Soaking up the atmosphere in the warm family run B&Bs
A walk around the Iveragh Peninsula with stunning views of the famous Kerry countryside and coastline. The Iveragh Peninsula is one of Ireland's great natural tourist attractions. It encompasses a 179 kilometre circuit from Killarney, via Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Kenmare and back to Killarney across Moll's Gap and past Ladies View - one of Ireland's most famous viewpoints. You will leave the tour bus route and journey along a network of ancient paths which weave between the main points, on the long-distance track known as the Kerry Way. During this superb week long self-guided walk you will experience stunning coastal scenery and pretty fishing villages, such as Caherdaniel and Portmagee, whose beautifully preserved stone dwellings have weathered the coastal elements for centuries, nestled amid a picturesque scene of verdant hills. At night you will get a taste of traditional Irish hospitality in comfortable B&Bs chosen for their good character, location and fine Irish breakfasts.
Day 1 : Arrive Killarney
Day 2 : Walk through Killarney National Park and Esknamucky Glen to Kenmare (6hrs)
Day 3 : Walk along the shores of Kenmare Bay to Sneem (6.5hrs)
Day 4 : To Caherdaniel (5.5hrs)
Day 5 : Walk above the coast to the town of Waterville (5hrs)
Day 6 : To Caherciveen with views across to the Dingle Peninsula (6.5hrs)
Day 7 : Follow 17th century Stagecoach route to Glenbeigh (6.5hrs)
Day 8 : Trip concludes
- 7 nights in B&Bs on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- Information pack including route notes, maps and tourist information per room booked (GPS data files available on request)
- 7 full Irish breakfasts - Irish breakfasts usually start with porridge or cereals followed by fried eggs, bacon/ sausages, tomato, toast (or any combination you prefer), coffee, tea and juices. This is a great start to the walking day.
- Luggage transfer for 6 days of walking
- Emergency hotline
- Travel to Killarney and from Glenbeigh
- Dinner, lunch and drinks.
- *Note - During some walking days there will not be an opportunity to purchase lunch and we recommend that you pack a picnic lunch.
- Items of a personal nature
- Storage of luggage
- Travel insurance - mandatory
- Guide - this is a self guided tour
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ring of Kerry Walk tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.Travel Insurance
Ring of Kerry Walk tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Ring of Kerry Walk tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be implemented during transportation and followed on the accommodation premises as well.