Ireland 6 Day Kerry Way (Killarney – Cahersiveen)

Durartion: 6 Days

Price: From $663 (excluding flights)

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KERRY WAY (SELF GUIDED)

KILLARNEY – CAHERSIVEEN

This 6 day walking trip takes you over the first section of the Kerry Way, from the popular tourist town of Killarney to Cahersiveen in the south west of Ireland. 

The 214km Kerry Way, Ireland’s longest and most popular marked walking trail, is a circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula which starts and finishes in Killarney. It is the walking alternative to the world famous Ring of Kerry scenic drive which follows a similar route.

The well signposted trail passes through spectacular and diverse landscapes, from the lakes of Killarney to forests, mountain valleys and picturesque towns and fishing villages rich in history and legends. Although Kerry is home to Ireland’s highest mountain range, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the Kerry Way generally follows along the lower slopes of the Reeks before looping out around the Iveragh Peninsula, an area of wild and natural beauty with spectacular views overlooking Dingle Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

This trail is ideal for those who would like to begin at the ‘start’ of the Camino and be able to pick up where they left off at a later date. Please note there are daily ascents and descents of 250-350m and is recommended for people with a moderate level of fitness and walking experience.

As part of this trip, you’ll find featured 5 nights in comfortable locally-owned 3&4 star B&Bs/Guesthouses and a 4 star Hotel in Killarney with breakfasts. Having self guided notes, luggage transfers, hand-picked accommodation and 24hr telephone assistance allows confidence to grow while lessening the stress of attempting this trip with complete independence.

Alongside the sense of achievement and numerous chances to taste the local Irish food and experience the traditional Irish culture, this walking trip entitles you to receive the Celtic Camino Compostela from the Camino Society of Ireland.

Link to the Camino de Santiago in Spain

Irish medieval pilgrims embarked on their Camino to Spain from the Irish ports of Dingle, Galway, Dublin, Drogheda, New Ross and Waterford to A Coruña and Ferrol port in northwest Spain, where they continued on the English Way to Santiago de Compostela.

To recognise this tradition, the Cathedral of Santiago in Spain will grant a Camino de Santiago Compostela to pilgrims who have completed a certified 25km in Ireland plus 75km of the English Way. This provides a great opportunity to walk part of the Camino at home as well as in Spain.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival day to Killarney

Day 2 – Killarney – Black Valley (24km)

Day 3 – Black Valley – Glencar (20km)

Day 4 – Glencar – Glenbeigh (13km)

Day 5 – Glenbeigh – Cahersiveen (26km)

Day 6 -Departure day from Cahersiveen

Total Distance 83km

 

PRICES

Mid Season

April, May, June, September & October

Price €550 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €175

High Season

July & August

Price €595 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €200

 

CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP

  • Add Airport Transfers from and to Kerry, Shannon or Cork Airport
  • Upgrade to Luxury accommodation at the start of your Camino in the 5 star Europe Hotel in Killarney
  • Add Valentia Harbour Sea Safari & Beginish Islands Trip (2hrs)
  • Add Skellig Island Tour (2.5hrs or 5hrs)

 

CALENDAR

Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to the end of October. Choose a start date that suits you or your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.

 

CONTACT US 

For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at info@magichillholidays.com

 

ROUTE MAP

At a glance:

  • 2 nights in 3&4 star Hotels
  • 3 nights in 3&4 star B&Bs/Guesthouses
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between accommodation (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
  • Mapbook
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies

Quote of the day:

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Oscar Wilde