KERRY WAY

7 night independent tour   All the Kerry Way treks combine the stately MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range scenery with stunning coastal views out across Dingle Bay. Starting in the west of Kerry you have an opportunity to walk on the beautiful Valentia Island before following old turf and coaching roads through the villages of Glenbeigh […]

7 night independent tour

 

All the Kerry Way treks combine the stately MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range scenery with stunning coastal views out across Dingle Bay. Starting in the west of Kerry you have an opportunity to walk on the beautiful Valentia Island before following old turf and coaching roads through the villages of Glenbeigh and Glencar to the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Walk over passes to the Black Valley, around the Killarney Lakes and through the National Park to Muckross House and Killarney.

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Cahersiveen for the start of the holiday

Taxi transfers available on request from Killarney, Kerry Airport or Cork Airport. Accomodation – B&B on the western edge of Cahersiveen

day1

Day 2

Valentia Island

Walk down to the pier from the B&B and take the ferry out to Valentia Island. Enjoy a coastal walk over the island with glorious coastal views.

Accomodation – B&B on the western edge of Cahersiveen

day2

Day 3

Filemore to Glenbeigh

Walk along quiet lanes before following an old coaching road through the hills to Glenbeigh. There are opportunities to follow over the top of the hill or take an easier option around. (19 km, 420m ascent)

Accomodation – B&B in Glenbeigh

day3

Day 4

Rest day in Glenbeigh

The day is left free for you to explore the village and environs. You can stroll out to the beach and explore the sand spit nature reserve. You can go to the local stables and go pony trekking or take a round of golf at the local course.

Accomodation – B&B in Glenbeigh

day4

Day 5

Glenbeigh to Lough Acoose

Leave the village on quiet lanes before climbing a green road up through the windy gap and then through forest and alongside the river to Glencar.

The final section follows a quiet road up to the B&B overlooking Lough Acoose and the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. (19km, 310m ascent) Accomodation – B&B at Lough Acoose

Day 6

Lough Acoose to Black Valley

Walk around Lough Acoose before following an old pass out of the glen and into the Bridia Valley. After a short section along the valley floor a track leads up another pass through MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and into the Black Valley. (18km, 320m ascent)

Accomodation – Farm B&B in the Black Valley

Day 7

Black Valley to Killarney

Follow a quiet lane through the glen past the Gap of Dunloe then enter the Killarney National Park and walk around the Upper Lake and through the ancient oak forest. Then follow the track through the mountains to the Torc Waterfall and on to Muckross House and Killarney. (22.5 km, 360 ascent)

Accomodation – 3 Star guesthouse on the edge of Killarney

Day 8

Journey home

 

Tour includes:
7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (a mixture of guesthouses and hotels)All rooms have an ensuite bathroomTwo dinners in Lough Acoose and Black ValleyTwo packed lunches

Luggage transfer between your accommodation stops

Full route details with a map of the tour

 

 

 

Dates:

Daily from spring through fall.

 

Price:

Cad $1065.00 per person, based on double occ. or single share