Kerry Way Mountaineer Ten Days

Itineary of the Ten Day Kerry Way

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.

Today’s hike (31km, 440m ascent) brings you to the market town and capital of west Kerry, Cahersiveen. After only a few minutes hiking the far west of the Iveragh Peninsual opens up in front of you and then turning inland you cross the Feerta River in the shadow of Knocknadobar Mountain. A delightful day of farm tracks and trail, river crossings and meadows. Cahirsiveen Harbour and the Valencia River herald your arrival in this lively market town. Celebrate your progress tonight with the best choice of pubs and restaurants since Killarney. Note: Cahirsiveen is the gateway for visits to nearby Skellig Michael and Valencia Island. We would be delighted to arrange an additional night here to allow you visit the World Heritage Site.

Today’s walk is 25km with 740m ascent. This morning is all about ridges and and as the mountains you are crossing stand alone you are rewarded with views over half the western Iveragh peninsula and beyond. As it is a walk along a wide ridge you enjoy 360° views of the surrounding countryside. As beautiful as this morning was, it is this second section between with its breathtaking views over Lough Currane that may cause the heart to skip a beat. Just when you were thinking the Kerry Way couldn’t get any better, today’s proves us wrong. A marvellous day that sees you arriving at famous Waterville, well known to golfers and Irish holiday home of Charlie Chaplin. Situated on the huge Ballinskelligs Bay, you can see the Skellig Islands in the distance. You have now covered the entire north and west of the peninsula so relax tonight and enjoy the fine food and cosy pubs this coastal village has to offer.

Today walk (13km, 330m ascent) is all about the coast and being the shortest day, there is no rush to leave and take your time before heading south and ascending to the Coomkishta Pass. Take your time to savour just how stunning the views are in all directions. Ballinskelligs Bay and Skellig Michael give way to views over Derrynane and perhaps the finest cove beaches in Ireland at Derrynane Bay. On your descent stop to enjoy a drink at the Scarrif Inn which offers the “Best Pub View in Ireland” before visiting Derrynane House and gardens, ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell. Catherdaniel is a small village with two great pubs and one of the few beach bars in Ireland.

Today’s walk is (18km, 400m ascent). Daniel O’Connell (the great Liberator) is one of the most famous historical figures in Ireland and today’s hike follows the old coach road from his ancestral home at Derrrynane to the village of Sneem. Although called a “road” it is a traffic free wide grassy trail and a fine example of an 18th century coach road. You’ll appreciate the sections where his servants used to carry his coach on the steepest parts. With the waters of Kenmare Bay always to your right, today marks the transition to South Kerry and you are rewarded with views towards the Beara Peninsula. Tonight’s destination Sneem is a picture postcard village and a lovely overnight spot with plenty of great pubs and restaurants.

Today’s walk (30km, 700m ascent) follows wide trails through small forests with beautiful views of Kenmare Bay on your right hand side. It all gets particularly scenic around Tahilla and the sections close to the coast are particularly picturesque. The Blackwater River is a major river in this part of Kerry and it makes a nice half way picnic stop. This afternoon’s walk from Blackwater Bridge follows close to the coast and where it meets the coast you’ll feel like you’re in a forest paradise. After templenoe the way climbs to offer panoramic views over Kenmare Bay and the Beara Peninsuala. A great day’s hike finishing in lively Kenmare, what more could you ask for. Kenmare is the most attractive town on the Kerry Way boasting the best traditional music scene and some of the finest seafood restaurants in the west of Ireland. It is a undeniably picturesque and perhaps even worthy of second night to take it all in (Just let us know and we can arrange it for you).

Bookings and Rates

The price of the Ten Day Kerry Way Mountaineer Walking Holiday is 1075€ per person sharing.

You can check our availability below or go to our booking form to make a reservation.

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Kerry Way Walking Holiday Mountaineer Ten Days: Killarney to Kenmare

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Itineary of the Kerry Way Walking Holiday: Mountaineer Ten Days

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 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 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 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.

Our driver will bring you the short distance back to the Kerry Way. After only a few minutes hiking the far west of the Iveragh Peninsual opens up in front of you and then turning inland you cross the Feerta River in the shadow of Knocknadobar Mountain. A delightful day of farm tracks and trail, river crossings and meadows. Cahirsiveen Harbour and the Valencia River herald your arrival in this lively market town. Celebrate your progress tonight with the best choice of pubs and restaurants since Killarney. Note: Cahirsiveen is the gateway for visits to nearby Skellig Michael and Valencia Island. We would be delighted to arrange an additional night here to allow you visit the World Heritage Site.

This morning is all about ridges and and as the mountains you are crossing stand alone you are rewarded with views over half the western Iveragh peninsula and beyond. As it is a walk along a wide ridge you enjoy 360° views of the surrounding countryside. As beautiful as this morning was, it is this second section between with its breathtaking views over Lough Currane that may cause the heart to skip a beat. Just when you were thinking the Kerry Way couldn’t get any better, today’s proves us wrong. A marvellous day that sees you arriving at famous Waterville, well known to golfers and Irish holiday home of Charlie Chaplin. Situated on the huge Ballinskelligs Bay, you can see the Skellig Islands in the distance. You have now covered the entire north and west of the peninsula so relax tonight and enjoy the fine food and cosy pubs this coastal village has to offer.

Today is all about the coast and being the shortest day, there is no rush to leave and take your time before heading south and ascending to the Coomkishta Pass. Take your time to savour just how stunning the views are in all directions. Ballinskelligs Bay and Skellig Michael give way to views over Derrynane and perhaps the finest cove beaches in Ireland at Derrynane Bay. On your descent stop to enjoy a drink at the Scarrif Inn which offers the “Best Pub View in Ireland” before visiting Derrynane House and gardens, ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell. Catherdaniel is a small village with two great pubs and one of the few beach bars in Ireland.

Daniel O’Connell (the great Liberator) is one of the most famous historical figures in Ireland and today’s hike follows the old coach road from his ancestral home at Derrrynane to the village of Sneem. Although called a “road” it is a traffic free wide grassy trail and a fine example of an 18th century coach road. You’ll appreciate the sections where his servants used to carry his coach on the steepest parts. With the waters of Kenmare Bay always to your right, today marks the transition to South Kerry and you are rewarded with views towards the Beara Peninsula. Tonight’s destination Sneem is a picture postcard village and a lovely overnight spot with plenty of great pubs and restaurants.

Today’s walk follows wide trails through small forests with beautiful views of Kenmare Bay on your right hand side. It all gets particularly scenic around Tahilla and the sections close to the coast are particularly picturesque. The Blackwater River is a major river in this part of Kerry and it makes a nice half way picnic stop. This afternoon’s walk from Blackwater Bridge follows close to the coast and where it meets the coast you’ll feel like you’re in a forest paradise. After templenoe the way climbs to offer panoramic views over Kenmare Bay and the Beara Peninsuala. A great day’s hike finishing in lively Kenmare, what more could you ask for. Kenmare is the most attractive town on the Kerry Way boasting the best traditional music scene and some of the finest seafood restaurants in the west of Ireland. It is a undeniably picturesque and perhaps even worthy of second night to take it all in (Just let us know and we can arrange it for you).

Kerry Way Walking Holidays

Booking and Rates

The price of the Ten Day Kerry Way Mountaineer Walking Holiday is 1075€ per person sharing.

You can check our availability below or go to our Booking Form to make a reservation.

Check Our Availability

Official Member of Failte Ireland

Failte Ireland

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Wonderful Ireland Walking Holidays

63 Dundrum Gate,

Dundrum,

Dublin 16

D16 EY00

Republic of Ireland  

Company Number 397494 

VAT Number 6417494G