8 Days (Intro to Moderate walking)
The Iveragh Peninsula is one of Ireland's great natural tourist attractions. It encompasses a 179 kilometre circuit from Killarney, via Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Kenmare and back to Killarney across Moll's Gap and past Ladies View - one of Ireland's most famous viewpoints. We leave the tour bus route and journey along a network of ancient paths which weave between the main points, on the long-distance track known as the Kerry Way. During this superb week long guided walk we experience stunning coastal scenery and pretty fishing villages, such as Caherdaniel and Portmagee, whose beautifully preserved stone dwellings have weathered the coastal elements for centuries, nestled amid a picturesque scene of verdant hills. At night we get a taste of traditional Irish hospitality in comfortable B&Bs chosen for their good character, location and fine Irish breakfasts.
DAY 1 Arrive Killarney DAY 2 Killarney hills and lakes walk, return to Killarney (4hrs) DAY 3 Walk through moorland to Kenmare, transfer to Sneem (5hrs) DAY 4 Staigue Fort walk, return to Sneem (5hrs) DAY 5 Morning walk to Derrynane National Park and Abbey Island (5hrs), drive to Caherciveen DAY 6 Optional visit to Skellig Rock or rest day DAY 7 From Caherciveen follow 17th Century Stagecoach route to Glenbeigh, overnight Caherciveen (5hrs) DAY 8 Return to Killarney, trip concludes
Book by Dec 31, 2018