The Kerry Way is deservedly Ireland's most famous long distance walk as well as its longest. This 215km walking route loosely follows the route of the Ring of Kerry. Starting and finishing in the magnificent Killarney national park this walk has everything. From stunning lakes with dramatic mountain backdrops to hidden valleys and forest clad rivers, this walk has it all.
Kerry is known for having the highest mountain range in Ireland, the MacGillycuddy Reeks and the Kerry Way passes close to Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland. The full Kerry Way can take over eleven days to walk and for those who cannot devote so much time we have put together a five day walk along what we consider to be the finest section of the route.
Our five day Kerry Way walk runs from Killarney up to the Black Valley before descending towards Glencar along Caragh Lake and arriving at the charming little village of Glenbeigh beside the Atlantic Ocean. The walk can be described as moderately challenging and the days are on average about 20kms. It is a beautiful walk and one that you will remember for all long time.
Our Self Guided Walking Holidays
Wonderful Ireland looks after all the aspects of your walking holiday so that you can relax and take in the beauty of the countryside around you. We will meet you at Kerry airport or Killarney Train Station and bring you to your first night's guesthouse. Through years of experience we have selected the best places to stay along the Kerry Way. Each day we also transport you luggage between the guesthouses. A full Irish breakfast is provided each morning in addition to a packed lunch. On you final day we will meet you at your guesthouse and bring you back to Kerry airport or Killarney Train Station. We also supply you with the best walking notes, maps and guidebooks to make sure you get the most from your visit. Dinner is included on two of the nights as there is no restaurant or pub serving food nearby. Also supplied is a mobile phone that has the best coverage in the Kerry Mountains and we are only a phone call away should you require backup or support during your trek.
Distances and Ascents
Day One: Lake of Killarney Circuit (10km)
Day Two: Killarney to the Black Valley (22km)
Day Three: Black Valley to Glencar (20km)
Day Four: Glencar to Glenbeigh (18km)
Day Five: Glenbeigh Beach Walk (6km)
What Included: We'll meet you at Kerry Airport or Killarney Train Station followed by private transfer to your first nights accommodation. All accommodation en route. All luggage transfers between guesthouses. Full Irish breakfast each morning and packed lunches for each day's walk. Dinner on two of the evenings. Return to Killarney train station or Kerry airport at end of holiday. All guidebooks, walking notes and maps. Use of mobile phone and equipment. Our full backup and support at all times. We will do everything to make this a fantastic holiday for you.
Booking and Rates
The price for the trip is 545 Euros per person based on two people sharing. There is a single supplement of 145 Euros for those requiring a single room throughout the trip. Bookings can be made for any dates (subject to availability) and individuals, couples or groups can be accommodated. Transport on arrival from Killarney Train Station or Kerry Airport is included. Please contact Wonderful Ireland for details.