Today our driver can meet you at Kerry Airport or Killarney train station and bring you to your first guesthouse at Kenmare. Kenmare is a delightful small town with its colourful house and beautiful craft shops. It also has one of the best selection of pubs, great restaurants, and a lively traditional music scene. Kenmare is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and we have an optional short walk along the coast and through the nearby forest to help you discover the beauty of the area.
Today’s hike is (19km, 790m). The first section of which brings you into the Gleninchiquin Valley. The valley is exceptionally pretty, and you enter via an ascent close to the summit of Derrysallagh (370m). The valley lake and waterfall come into view and at the end of the descent you are rewarded with the opportunity to visit the Uruagh Standing Stone framed beautifully by Inchiquin Lake. Surely a wonderful locating for your picnic lunch. Moving on, you climb again, and further corners of the valley come into view. Do not forget to look to your right and the most wonderful silhouette of the Iveragh peninsula and Kenmare Bay is clearly in view. You keep your height gains until your final descent into Lauragh, definitely one of our favourite views in Ireland. A fantastic start to the Beara Way. Dinner tonight is at your guesthouse.
Today’s hike is 24km with 458m of ascent. Today is a day of two halves. The first half to Ardgroom takes you through quiet country roads then up onto the mountain where wide Atlantic views are interspaced by archaeological artefacts such the Cashelkeelty Standing Stone. Beara is very rich in this type of heritage and reflects the ancient people who saw these locations as sacred places. Ardgroom offers the opportunity of a break with a cafe and pub before embarking on the second half to the Eyeries. From Ardgroom you experience first a low ridge walk, then a lake section and finally a coastal hike so plenty of variety this afternoon. A long day but less ascent than yesterday. Eyeries is a colourful village and was recently voted as the place most Irish people would like to live It also has a great restaurant and a pub with one of the nicest views we’ve seen.
The price of the Eight Day Beara Way Walking Holiday is 895€ per person sharing.
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