Freedom Series 8-Day Guided Kerry & Dingle Walk

guidedhike

GUIDED TOUR

2 Expert Guides on tour, to accommodate all hiking abilities.

8 DAYS

DURATION

7 nights stay, 6 days hiking

self-guided-hike

GRADING

Choose between Comfortable or Moderate Walks each day.

From €1,650

It was a marvellous week of hiking in Kerry for our group, lead by the wonderful Niamh. Everything went like clockwork as far as the company’s organisation went – and it was such a treat to have all the details taken care of so intelligently. We had great accommodation and meals and, for me, it was really the very best way of seeing the beautiful countryside that is Kerry. Thanks to the efficient and proactive team behind the scenes, and to the lovely Linda who makes it all possible.

– Kathleen Howard, Australia, 2017

Enquire about this

  • We do like to let you know of new holiday locations, special offers and other promotions we offer from time to time.You may unsubscribe to our mailing list at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe button on the newsletter.

  • This form collects your details above so we can contact you back in relation to your enquiry. We may store this info in our CRM system also. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

  • 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

Freedom Series 8-Day Guided Kerry Walk – Dingle & Killarney

Begin your Guided hiking holiday in the bustling town of Killarney which sits on the shores of the Three Lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park. Your holiday takes you to the western tip of the Ring of Kerry to Derrynane – home to one of Ireland most important historical figures Daniel O’Connell and one of the most beautiful parts of the Kerry Way.

From here, you reach the Skellig Ring to hike the hills near Cahersiveen and if weather permits you may be able to visit the Skellig Islands – home to a 6th Century Monastic Settlement and more recently to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars!

From there you then hike the Dingle Way on the magnificent Dingle Peninsula – also part of the Kerry Camino hiking trail.  Your final nights are spent in Dingle town – well known for Traditional Irish music and also a cultural centre for Gaelic traditions and the Irish language.  If this is your first Guided Walking Holiday in Ireland then this is everything you could wish for. For those that have visited these regions before, then Kerry will always be a favourite destination.

5-Day options available on request.

Tour Dates

  • Apr 15 – 22 [3 Guests Booked]
  • July 15 – 22 [2 Guests Booked]
  • Sep 16 – 23 [14 Guests Booked – TOUR FULL]

Highlights

  • Cruise through the lakes of Killarney
  • Hike through Glenaloo Valley
  • 15th century Ross Castle
  • Boat trip to Skellig Michael
  • Derrynane Bay
  • Slea Head
  • Ancient Monastic Sites

Whats Included?

  • 7 nights stay in an en-suite room at our premium hand-picked accommodations.
  • Delicious Irish breakfast each morning.
  • 6 Picnic Lunches (on hike days only).
  • Four sumptuous evening meals in the region’s top restaurants.
  • 6 days hiking with 2 expert Irish guides who accompany the group for the duration of the holiday.
  • 2 grades of walk to choose from daily – Comfort or Moderate.
  • Boat trip across Lakes of Killarney.
  • Courtesy transfers to and from each day’s walking locations and all transport as outlines in the itinerary.
  • Prices are per person sharing. Single Room Supplement – €285.00.

Not Included: Personal drinks, medical expenses or gratuities.
Please note, minimum numbers are required for 2 guides to take part in the tour. Should the tour not reach minimum numbers then only 1 guide will take part in the tour.

Day by Day

Click the days below to reveal more information.

You arrive to Killarney for your first 2 overnights & settle into your accommodation just outside the town.  Your Guide will meet you at 17.00 hours, introduce you to your group & brief you on the coming days of your holiday.  You will then walk to a nearby restaurant for your first dinner together & return later to your accommodation for your overnight.

Ross Castle – an ancient Gaelic Chieftains home dating back to the 15th century.   From there, a glorious boat journey through the Three Lakes of Killarney brings you to an old “Hunting Lodge” known as Lord Brandon’s Cottage.  From there, you have a choice of 2 walks.

1 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 8kms. Max. Height: 150m. Forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, can be wet & boggy underfoot.  Stepping stones over streams & paved footpaths.

2 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 16kms. Max. Height: 300m. Forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, Stepping stones, board walks & boggy underfoot.  Paved footpaths towards Muckross house. 

Leaving the town of Killarney this morning, you travel west to reach one of the most glorious views of this region – overlooking the western tip of the Ring of Kerry Peninsula.  Passing through the lovely colourful village of Sneem, for a choice of walks.

1 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 10kms. Max. Height: 180m. Beach, sand-dunes, paved roads, narrow forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, can be wet & boggy underfoot.  Steps up & down & open hillside with NO tracks.  Opportunity to swim today!

2 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 20kms. Max. Height: 550m. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. Some paved roads.

Your base in Caherciveen offers you several choices for today – the most impressive for those who wish to avail of the opportunity – being a trip to the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Skellig Islands.  This is an impressive 6th Century Monastic Settlement in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean which still looks almost the same as when the monks left it approx 1,200 years ago.  This trip is very weather dependent and must be booked in advance.  For those of you who prefer to stay on dry land there are two choices of walks.

1 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 9kms. Max. Height: 240m. Paved roads, gravel trail, open hillside with rocky sections, narrow & overgrown trail which can be wet underfoot.  Steps up & down.

2 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 690m. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. Some paved roads.

Leaving the Ring of Kerry today, you travel by minivan to the Dingle Peninsula – north of the “Ring”.  Following inland to the centre of the peninsula, you reach one of our historical inland promontory forts and have a choice of the following walks:

Following across country, a gradual ascent takes you to the lower hills of the Slieve Mish Mountains to enjoy glorious views south over the Ring of Kerry & north across the Dingle Peninsula to North Kerry & the Shannon Estuary.  With a wealth of fascinating history, this region is a delight to walk.

1 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 540m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot.  Some steep climbs up & down.

2 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 590m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot.  Some steep climbs up & down.

Today – a treat is in store as you walk around the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula on possible the most impressive walk of your holiday.  Your choice of walks is as follows:

Just outside Dingle town, you reach the beautiful Ventry Beach.  From here, you follow along the coast to reach the tip of Slea Head.  This is a very ancient route, once used by Pilgrims who came here in their hundreds, and the early beehive huts show the dominance of such people.  Reaching the very tip of the peninsula, you then continue to the Blasket Interpretative Centre & have time for some light refreshment.

1 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 11kms. Max. Height: 250m. Paved roads, beach walking, overgrown & rocky trails which can be wet underfoot.  Some steep climbs up & down. 

2 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 520m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot.  Some steep climbs up & down.

Driving to the northern side of the Dingle Peninsula, todays routes take you to those parts that only walkers discover and you are well rewarded with beautiful and peaceful views all around you.

1 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 400m. Grassy trails, which have rocky & uneven sections, open hillside – sometimes boggy & wet underfoot.  Uneven ground, gravel trails & some paved roads.  Some gradual climbs up & down.

2 Boot Walk DetailsDistance: Up to 10kms. Max. Height: 960m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot.  Narrow rocky trails & sections with no trails. Some steep climbs up & down.

After your final and substantial Irish Breakfast, you will be taken by minivan to reach the bus & train station in Tralee.  For those that need earlier transfers – a public bus service is also available back to Tralee.  From here, you can then avail of the excellent bus/train service to all major airports, cities & ferry ports in Ireland.  Your estimated arrival time to Tralee is approx. 10am.

  • Booking a holiday should be easy so we have take out lots of unnecessary questions at this stage. We will contact you later to gather the required additional information

  • Personal Details

  • Tour Details

  • Payment Details

  • How many people are you paying for? Please note deposit is €150 per person.
  • € 0.00
  • American Express
    MasterCard
    Visa
     
  • We do like to let you know of new holiday locations, special offers and other promotions we offer from time to time.You may unsubscribe to our mailing list at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe button on the newsletter.
  • This form collects your details above so we can process your payment. We use a secure server so that all supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider’s database (STRIPE). We do not see or store your card details when you make an online transaction. Please see our privacy policy for more information.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

  • By completing this form, you agree to receive information from us regarding new holiday locations, special offers and other promotions we offer from time to time. Your information will be securely stored on our CRM system and will not be shared with anyone without your consent. You may unsubscribe to our mailing list at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe button on the newsletter. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information
  • 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

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence