Kerry Way

A circular walk visiting the mountains, woodlands and coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula.

10 nights
116 miles
Moderate / Demanding

From £980 per person

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About this route

This Kerry Way holiday option explores the entire trail, starting in Killarney and visiting the mountains, woodlands and coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula, as well as the famous Killarney National Park and the Muckross Estate.

This fantastic circular walk boasts unforgettable scenery, diverse terrain and insightful history at every turn, offering plenty of exciting discoveries for walkers of all interests. Those wanting to immerse themselves in Irish culture will want to consider the Kerry Way for a unique walking adventure.

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Kerry Way map
Circular trail beginning at Killarney
116 miles (185 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Exploring the pretty coastal towns of Kenmare, Sneem and Cahirciveen.

Spotting Ireland’s native red deer as you walk through the Killarney National Park.

Visiting the wonderful Victorian mansion of Muckross House in the Muckross Estate.

Enjoying the sense of remoteness and tranquillity as you walk through the wild mountain scenery of the Black Valley.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
KERW1 A circular trail beginning at Killarney 10 nights, 9 days walking Moderate / Demanding£980

Kerry Way 10 nights, 9 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Important information

To ensure that you are accommodated within close proximity of restaurants, cafes or pubs for your evening meal, our preferred itinerary for the Kerry Way does involve some short transfers. These are all pre-arranged and included in the cost of the holiday.

All information regarding transfers will be included in your holiday pack, but if you would like more information prior to booking, please do

Start

Travel to Killarney where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Killarney to Kenmare. 14 miles (22km)

Day 2

Kenmare to Sneem. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 3

Sneem to Caherdaniel. 12 miles (19km)

Day 4

Caherdaniel to Waterville. 10 miles (16km)

Day 5

Waterville to Caherciveen. 15 miles (24km)

Day 6

Caherciveen to Glenbeigh. 15 miles (24km)

Day 7

Glenbeigh to Glencar. 9 miles (14km)

Day 8

Glencar to Black Valley. 13 miles (21km)

Day 9

Black Valley to Killarney. 14 miles (22km)

Finish

Depart from Killarney after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Kenmare)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Killarney)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 10 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

 

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Kenmare)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Killarney)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 115.5 miles (185 km)
Duration: 10 nights, 9 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 9 miles (14 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Code: KERW1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Killarney
End of holiday: Killarney

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airport is Kerry. The rail station is a short trip away.

By Rail - There is a railway station at Killarney at the start/end of the trail.

By Bus - Various bus services run through Killarney.

From Dublin - There is a train service between Dublin and Killarney. There is a bus service between the centre of Dublin and Dublin Airport.

Return to Start - The Kerry Way is a circular tour beginning and ending at Killarney.


























There is a bus service from Kerry Airport to Killarney, although this is a fairly infrequent service, so a taxi may be either a better option or the only option at certain times.

Outward journey from Dublin to Killarney - There is a train service from Dublin to Killarney.

Return journey to Dublin (or Kerry) at the end of the holiday - There is a train to Dublin from Killarney. From Killarney to Kerry Airport, take either the bus or taxi.

For planning journeys by public transport in Ireland, please visit: www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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