We’ll meet you at Kerry Airport or Killarney train station and take you to your first guesthouse in Killarney. After you’ve had the chance to settle in you can enjoy a 8-13km walk through the national park to Ross Castle where you join the Miners Way. If you have time you could also enjoy a cruise out on the lakes on one of the many boat moored at Ross Castle. Afterwards a short stroll brings you back to your guesthouse. Killarney is the gateway town for the Kerry Way so tonight there are many great pubs and restaurants within 5 minutes walk of your guesthouse.
Today’s walk (22km, 590m ascent) takes you out of Killarney across the River Flesk and into the national park where you will see Muckross House and Lakes as well as Torc Waterfall. Beyond Torc Waterfall you ascend, then follow the old Kenmare Road. There is a wonderful sense of peaceful isolation as you make your way west towards Galway’s Bridge and along the most southerly shores of the Killarney Lakes. After passing you Lord Brandon’s Cottage you enter the Black Valley and your guesthouse for the night. There are no restaurants or pubs in the Black Valley so dinner is at your guesthouse tonight.
Today’s walk (13km, 300m ascent) is shorter than yesterday but offers an unbeatable route through the heart of the Black Valley. After passing the local church and small shop the off road road passes by some stunning lakes, rivers and waterfalls before reaching the end of the valley. Here the trail climbs over the pass and on a clear day the views over the Bridia Valley could bring a tear to your eye. Descending slowly you reach the Valley floor and shortly afterwards you come to your guesthouse for the night, a magical place we think you’ll agree. There are no pubs or restaurants locally so dinner tonight is with your delightful hosts.
The first section of today’s hike is relatively challenging so for those who prefer we offer the choice of transport to the Climber’s Inn, Glencar thus shortening the hike to 13km.
Today‘s hike (13km, 250m ascent or 24km, 550m ascent) begins with a steep climb out of the Bridia Valley up onto the col where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Western Reeks, Lough Acoose and the mountains of Dingle to the north. The way continues onto Glencar where you can stop for a drink in the famous Climbers Inn. Beyond Glencar you are spoiled with stunning views over Caragh Lake and over Glenbeigh and Dingle Bay. A beautiful day that takes you to the coastal village of Glenbeigh with its lively pubs and nearby beaches.
This morning there is a gentle walk down to Rossbeigh Beach. Stunning views across to the Dingle Peninsula can be enjoyed as well as the clear sands. When you are ready, our driver will meet you at your guesthouse & bring you to either Killarney or Kerry Airport.
The price of the Five Day Kerry Way Mountaineer Walking Holiday is 575€ per person sharing.
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We’ll meet you at Kerry Airport or Tralee train station and take you to your first guesthouse in Killarney.