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Ring of Kerry Walk

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4.5 Based on 3 Reviews
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  • Walking tour
  • Hiking
  • Winter adventures
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Killarney, Ireland
  • Ends Glenbeigh, Ireland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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
The "Ring Of Kerry Walk" trip starts in Killarney and ends in Glenbeigh. It is a walking trip that takes 8 days taking you through Waterville, Killarney, Kenmare and 4 other destinations in Ireland. "Ring Of Kerry Walk" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation in guesthouses, transport, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 02 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Beautiful hiking- particularly the first and last days -moderate difficulty-good idea to take provided car rides, to avoid long road walking - generally very pleasant and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. One fording... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 02 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
We throughly enjoyed the walk, which was tougher than expected. Doing it clockwise means the first two days are the toughest, never easy if your legs are not in great shape from not enough exercise. Most days Are quite long but... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 04 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This is the third self-guided hiking trip we've taken with the tour operator. It was probably the most enjoyable. We went in mid-July. The temperatures were cool, the views were spectacular and the trails well-marked and easy to... Read more
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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 : Continue 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in B&Bs on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 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.
Others
  • Luggage transfer for 6 days of walking - max 2 pieces per person
  • Digital information by email (with route notes and maps) & app access per room booked (optional upgrade to premium services: includes printed documents & follow up calls during the tour - supplement applies)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

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

For any tour departures within 01 August 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 August 2022, a deposit of 314 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip 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 traveling 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:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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