6-Day Self-Guided Kerry Camino Hike

self-guided-hike

SELF GUIDED TOUR

The perfect way for the independent explorer to see our hidden gems & discover the many paths less travelled.

6 DAYS

DURATION

5 nights stay, 4 days hiking

unnamed-2

DIFFICULTY

Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous hiking experience is recommended.

From €599 PPS

“Accommodations were always clean, comfortable and scenic. Food delicious. Linda was a guardian angel, always stayed in tough and left no stone unturned.”

– Mary, 2016, USA

JUST ENQUIRE

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

SHARE THIS TOUR

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someonePrint this page

Kerry Camino

Your Kerry Camino Hike takes you from the town made famous by the Rose of Tralee. You are taken along the southern shores of the Peninsula to Annascaul and then to Dingle town itself.  Here the rich tradition of music and culture and as a result will leave your heart bouncing & your feet tapping. You continue your journey to the western reaches of Slea Head, overlooking the magnificent Blasket Islands. Along the way, your company will be Mother Nature herself, along with a few herds of sheep or goats.

The most famous “Camino” in the world – is St. James’ Way or the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. The most beautiful “Camino” is in Kerry with stunning landscapes & breath-taking views across the Wild Atlantic Way. The Kerry Camino is a wonderful Pilgrim Route along the Dingle Peninsula. It is originally thought to have been used by St. Brendan in the 6th Century.

At almost every turn on the Kerry Camino, there are breathtaking views enhanced by the sounds of the Wild Atlantic lapping or crashing against this ancient shoreline. As a result you will be enchanted by the awesome scenery and historic preservation that this region has to offer. This is a land that will fill you with energy, wonder & beauty as you hike right to the western tip of this peninsula looking across the Atlantic Ocean to the “next Parish” – America. The tip of the peninsula, west of Dingle town, is still to this day a stronghold of the Irish language and many traditions and customs have been preserved here along with our native language – Gaelic.

Highlights

  • Follow St Brendan’s Footsteps
  • Visit St James’ Church
  • See last Parish before America!

Whats Included?

  • 5 night’s Bed and Breakfast.
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning.
  • 4 days walking. Varied and interesting each day.
  • Move your luggage each walking day.
  • Give you full walking details, easy to read route descriptions and maps of the area.
  • 24 hrs Emergency/Information contact number.
  • Full pre-departure information pack to allow you to fully plan for your holiday and so get the most from this Irish walking experience.
  • Airport transfers arranged/booked if required.
  • Extra days/nights booking on request.
  • Advice service provided to aid planning any additional activities, travel, etc.
  • Prices are per person sharing. Single Room Supplement – €186.00. Solo Traveller Supplement – €235.00.

Day by Day

Click the days below to reveal more information.

Arrive in Tralee – the administrative capital of County Kerry. On arrival at your first guesthouse, your hostess will give you your full detailed information pack. She will also be able to suggest some of the many local restaurants or pubs for food and possibly music.

Access for this holiday can be from Kerry, Dublin, Cork or Shannon Airports with bus and/or train connections available to Tralee all year round.

Leave your guesthouse, and walk from there along back country roads to join the Dingle Way. You follow this route under the Slieve Mish Mountains before joining what was once an old road to Dingle. Passing a fascinating 12th century oratory, you then continue to the village of Camp.

Walk Details: Distance: 18kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 250m. Rocky and muddy mountain and grass tracks. Can be wet underfoot – boots essential.

Walk from Camp to the lively little village of Annascaul. This walk takes you through a fascinating area of bog where many people still come to cut their winter fuel. Crossing to the south side of the peninsula, you arrive at the magnificent Inch Beach, before continuing inland to Annascaul village for your overnight stop.

Walk Details: Distance: 17kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 200m. Road walking on quiet back country roads, then onto grassy tracks and finishing on road. Boots recommended.

Leaving the village of Annascaul, you head for the town of Dingle. The route passes through Minard, with its 16th century castle, and the village of Lispole. It then takes old, narrow country lanes through Lisdargan and Ballingarraun before joining the old military road below the Connor Pass, and on into Dingle. Overnight in Dingle.

Walk Details: Distance: 20kms. Duration: 6 hours. Max. Height: 300m. Country lanes, grass tracks and some road walking. Boots essential.

Your route today starts just outside Dingle, passing the Early Christian site of Kilcolman and continuing to the glorious sweep of Ventry beach. From here it takes you on a beautiful and very historic walk around Slea Head, finishing Dunquin. This walk offers an opportunity to see ‘beehive huts’ at close quarters, and also a full view of the Blasket Islands. Overnight in Dingle.

Walk Details: Distance: 19kms. Duration: 5.5 hours. Max. Height: 350m. Rocky and grass tracks, beach walking and some road walking. Boots essential.

Departure from Dingle to Tralee town by public or private transport. From Tralee, connections by bus and train are frequent to Cork, Limerick, Shannon or Dublin.

Book this tour

  • Personal Details

  • NOTE: Please ensure that ALL Fields are completed in the Address Section (PLEASE TYPE NIL WHERE APPLICABLE).
  • Press the plus (+) sign below to add up to 4 more people.
    First NameLast NameEmailDate of Birth (DD/MM/YY)NationalitySpecial Extras (medical, diet etc) 
    Add a new row
  • Tour Details

  • 1 Large Bed (couples)
  • 2 Separate Beds
  • Google/ Bing/ Yahoo/ Referral/ etc.
  • If you have a discount code please enter it below.
  • Payment Details

  • Please select the number of people going on the tour. Please note price is €150 per person.
  • € 0.00
  • American Express
    MasterCard
    Visa
     
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

CONTACT DETAILS

Ireland Walk Hike Bike
Collis Sandes House, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Tel: +353667186181

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

In association with In association with In association with