Beara Way

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Your Self-Guided Hiking Tour Includes:

  • Top-Choice Accommodation
  • Detailed Itinerary, Maps & GPS Tracks
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Breakfasts
  • Insider Tips
  • 24/7 Support
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  • Day 1 Arrival in Glengarriff

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

  • Day 2 Glengarriff - Adrigole

    8 Miles / 13 Km 5-7 Hrs 640 Metres

    Transfer through the beautiful woodlands of the Glenariff Forest Park into the remote Coomerkane valley. From there, a steep climb brings you to a ridge of the Caha Mountains that guides you towards Sugarloaf Mountain, where the Beara Way reaches its highest elevation at 560m. Enjoy splendid views over Bantry Bay before descending into the village of Adrigole.

  • Day 3 Adrigole - Castletownbere

    11 or 14 Miles / 18 or 22 Km 5-7 Hrs 630/700 Metres

    Today you pass famous Hungry Hill – a mountain immortalised in Dame Daphne Du Maurier’s epic novel of the same name. After hiking around Hungry Hill the trail follows a route along the southern slopes of the Slieve Miskish Mountains to the charming fishing port of Castletownbere. Along the way, you can enjoy views of Bere Island and Berehaven, one of the finest natural harbours in the world.

  • Day 4 Bere Island

    9 or 15 Miles / 14 or 24 Km 4-6/6-8 Hrs 400/500 Metres

    A hike along century old country roads takes you past a Bronze Age stone circle and through some forestry before it climbs up into the Slieve Mishkish Mountains. You can catch a glimpse of the northern side of the peninsula before the trail climbs once more and then descends past an old disused copper mine into the brightly coloured village of Allihies. From there a stunning coastal walk in truly spectacular surroundings takes you right out to the western end of the Beara Peninsula, where the Atlantic Ocean pounds the coastline.

  • Day 5 Castletownbere - Dursey Sound

    11 or 14 Miles / 18 or 22 Km 7-9 Hrs 800 Metres

    A hike along century old country roads takes you past a Bronze Age stone circle and through some forestry before it climbs up into the Slieve Mishkish Mountains. You can catch a glimpse of the northern side of the peninsula before the trail climbs once more and then descends past an old disused copper mine into the brightly coloured village of Allihies. From there a stunning coastal walk in truly spectacular surroundings takes you right out to the western end of the Beara Peninsula, where the Atlantic Ocean pounds the coastline. Transfer to Castletownbere after your hike.

  • Day 6 Departure from Castletownbere

    There are regular bus services from Castletownbere to Cork City. Full details provided upon booking.

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