BEARA PENINSULA

  7 night independent tour   All the treks start in the colourful bustling town of Kenmare, yet within minutes you are alone in the wild beauty of Beara. You walk past loughs and rivers with views across the fjord-like Kenmare River to the mountains of Iveragh. As you penetrate the peninsula the rugged rocky […]

 

7 night independent tour

 

All the treks start in the colourful bustling town of Kenmare, yet within minutes you are alone in the wild beauty of Beara. You walk past loughs and rivers with views across the fjord-like Kenmare River to the mountains of Iveragh. As you penetrate the peninsula the rugged rocky mountains that make up the spine of Beara vie for your attention with the ever-widening seascapes. The villages of Lauragh, Eyeries and Allihies provide overnight stops. From Allihies you trek through the old copper mines across the mountains to Castletownbere, an attractive fishing port overlooking Bear Island and Bantry Bay. You can take the ferry out to Bear Island and enjoy walking out to the lighthouse and past disused fortifications including the Napoleonic signal tower with great views to the mainland on both sides of Bantry Bay

Day to Day Itinerary – escorted tour

 

Day 1

Travel to Kenmare for the start of the holiday

Taxi transfers can be arranged from Killarney, Kerry Airport or Cork Airport. B&B in Kenmare

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Day 2

Kenmare to Tuosist (17.5 km, 440m ascent)

 Walk out on quiet lanes and across farmland, passing loughs to Tuosist. Pub B&B in Tuosist (non ensuite rooms) day2_kenmare

 

Day 3

Tuosist to Lauragh (14.5 km, 260m ascent) 

Walk along lanes and then across a pass through the hills gradually getting enclosed within the mountains. B&B just outside Lauragh, dinner included tonight

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Day 4

Lauragh to Eyeries (a more strenuous day) (23 km, 360m ascent)

Walk along paths and lanes through rolling pastures B&B in Eyeries, dinner included tonight.

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Day 5

Eyeries to Allihies (10 km, 200m ascent)

Follow an old green road through the hills and down past the old copper mines. 3 Star guesthouse in Allihies

Day 6

Allihies to Castletownbere (14 km, 400m ascent)

Walk though a mountain pass and descend the south side of the peninsula to the fishing port, Castletownbere, passing an old stone circle en route. B&B in Castletownbere

Day 7

Bear Island (11 km, 460m ascent or more for the ambitious!)

Take the morning ferry out across to Bear Island and follow paths out to the southern shore and up to the Signal Tower with superb views overlooking Bantry Bay B&B in Castletownbere

 

Day 8

Return home

 

Tour includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (a mixture of guesthouses and

hotels)

All rooms have an ensuite except the second night of the tour

Two dinners in Lauragh & Eyeries

Five packed lunches

Luggage transfer between your accommodation stops

Full route details with a map of the tour

 

 

Price:

Cad $1065.00 per person, based on double occ.

 

Beara Peninsula Dates:
Daily from spring through fall..