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The Iveragh Peninsula
ITB Approved Guesthouses with ensuite facilities
The Kerry Way, a low-level walking route, uses the old droving paths and coach roads of the Iveragh Peninsula to create a journey through history and folklore. Spectacular views, combined with rare flora and fauna, geology and bird-watching will be appreciated by all, whether amateur or enthusiast. On the tour, you walk four of the many attractive sections of the Way and also a beach walk. With an experienced guide at hand, all you have to do is walk tall and enjoy a unique Irish Welcome!
Tour Highlights: - The Black Valley - Derrynane National Park - Old Kenmare Road - Lakes of Killarney
DAY 1 Arrival Transfer from Kerry Airport to accommodation in Killorglin area. Evening dinner and briefing.
DAY 2 Gap of Dunloe to Black Valley Your first day`s walking is through the dramatic Gap of Dunloe and continues through the ice-carved Black Valley. Overnight in Killorglin area. Distance: 16km/10 miles Ascent: 400m/1,300ft
DAY 3 Glenbeigh to Kells This section takes you on the early Christian route and medieval coaching road from Glenbeigh to Kells with detours to view archaeological artefacts and views across Dingle Bay and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Transfer along the Ring of Kerry to the village of Caherdaniel where you will overnight. Distance: 17km/10.5 miles Ascent: 300m/1,000ft
DAY 4 Caherdaniel / Derrynane You can enjoy a choice of walks - on the Blue Flag Derrynane Beach, through Derrynane National Park or the gardens of Derrynane House. A longer walk on a Mass (or perhaps Smugglers`) path allows views from a higher level. Stay in Caherdaniel again tonight. Distance: optional
DAY 5 Caherdaniel to Sneem You return to walking the old coach road, a butter route, linking the picturesque villages of Caherdaniel and Sneem. There are spectacular views across the island-studded Kenmare Bay to the Beara Peninsula. You overnight in Sneem. Distance: 17km/10.5 miles Ascent: 350m/1,150ft
DAY 6 Sneem You can continue eastward on the Kerry Way through woodland close to the shoreline of Kenmare Bay. Stroll around Sneem village with its sculpture parks and colourful houses. Option of cycling - perhaps to Staigue Fort. Distance: optional
DAY 7 Kenmare to Killarney National Park You transfer along the Ring of Kerry to Kenmare, to walk the Old Kenmare Road with splendid views over the beautiful lakes of Killarney. Descend by Torc Waterfall for a stop at Muckross House and Gardens to avail of some welcome home-cooking at the Tea House. Overnight in Killarney. Farewell Dinner. Distance: 18km/11.5 miles Ascent: 370m/1,200ft
Your guided walking tour includes: • 7 nights accommodation based on 2 adults sharing in Irish Tourist Board approved guesthouses with ensuite facilities • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts • 6 Packed Lunches • 7 Dinners • optional boat trip • Experienced Guide throughout itinerary • Luggage Transfers • Notes and maps by Sean O Suilleabhain
All Kerry Walking tours include complimentary transfers to and from Kerry Airport on Saturdays between 10.00 and 17.00 hours.