Kerry Way Hiking Tours - Ring of Kerry Ireland

DAY 1: Arrival in Killarney

From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Killarney.

DAY 2: Black Valley - Killarney

Distance 19km • Approximate Walking Time 5 - 7 hours • Ascent (↑) 420m

A morning boat trip across the famous Lakes of Killarney with one of Kerry's foremost storytellers sets the scene for a fantastic tour. You are soon deep in the remote Black Valley, from where you will hike back to civilisation along an ancient track over the mountains. Stop off en-route at Muckross House & Gardens – the centrepiece of Killarney National Park.

DAY 3: Black Valley - Glencar

25km • 7 - 10 hours • (↑) 810m

Note: Although this walking tour as a whole is classed as 'Moderate', this particular hike is 'Challenging'. Unfortunately, due to the remote nature of the region, there is no easy way to make this section of the walk less challenging.

Morning transfer to the Black Valley to continue your walk. Today, you are more likely to meet sheep than humans as you enter some of the most rugged countryside that Ireland has to offer. Two sharp ridges will get those leg muscles working overtime but, as ever, the views are more than worth it.

DAY 4: Glencar - Glenbeigh

13km/18km • 4 - 7 hours • (↑) 340m/410m

Enter the Caragh river valley before following a rough path through the enchanting Lickeen Forest. A track junction allows you to choose one of two routes around Seefin Mountain. Don’t worry, they’re both beautiful!

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