10-daagse wandelvakantie Kerry Way

A walking holiday on the famous Iveragh Peninsula - the Ring of Kerry - the best known of the promontories in the southwest of Ireland. This 10-day walking tour starts in Killarney, ends in Kenmare and takes in the entire Kerry Way walking route.
We also have a 'lighter' version of the 10 day Kerry Way available with a slightly slower pace and 2 free days during the trip. Contact us if you are interested!


Dag 1

Arrival to Killarney. From Cork or Shannon airports, travel by bus to Killarney. The town is world renowned for the unsurpassed beauty of its setting rather than any historical or architectural features, but is an interesting place to stay with lots to see and do.

U overnacht in: Killarney


Dag 2

Killarney to the Black Valley
The route wanders through Killarney National Park and up by Torc Waterfall. Travel along the Old Kenmare Road with some great views of the Killarney Lakes and surrounding countryside.
Distance: 22/Km, Ascent 310m
Approximate walking time: 7 hrs

U overnacht in: Black Valley (Ring of Kerry)


Dag 3

Black Valley to Glencar
The route takes you through a spectacular mountain landscape that frames the crossing of two passes, separating a beautiful cultivated valley and peaceful lakes.
Distance: 20K, Ascent 510m
Approximate walking time: 6 hrs

U overnacht in: Glencar (Kerry)


Dag 4

Glencar to Glenbeigh
An easy day ahead that takes you a landscape comprising of lovely woodland paths, with some superb views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Lough Caragh and meandering rivers.
Distance: 18Km, Ascent 200m
Approximate walking time: 5 hrs

U overnacht in: Glenbeigh (Kerry)


Dag 5

Glenbeigh to Cahirciveen
With views over Dingle You’re your route passes the magnificent Rosbeigh Beach with stunning views over Dingle Bay, before walking through the Foilmore valley overlooked by the majestic Knocknadobar.
Distance: 23km, Ascent 300m
Approximate walking time: 8 hrs 

U overnacht in: Caherciveen


Dag 6

Walk to Waterville through the hinterland of Cahirciveen.
The route passes through turf bogs and pine forest. Some short climbs give views over Valentia Island and the western end of the peninsula.
Overnight in Waterville, a colourful coastal village. Distance: 25km, Ascent 350m
Approximate walking time: 7 hrs

U overnacht in: Waterville


Dag 7

Waterville to Caherdaniel via the coast
Today you are doing a wonderfully scenic route along the coast. It is a short walk and time allows you to take a detour at Derrynane to visit Derrynane House and gardens. It is the home of Daniel O’Connell, called”The Liberator” and father of Catholic Emancipation during the 19th century.
Distance: 15km. Ascent 200m
Approximate walking time:5 hrs

U overnacht in: Caherdaniel


Dag 8

Walk Caherdaniel to Sneem
This walks goes on the “old Butter road” where butter was transported to Cork in the 19th century. The Way climbs again on the foothills of Eagle Hill and a short detour take you to the 3rd century stone built Staigue Fort. Your route stays above the main Ring of Kerry road, following rocky paths through sheep country to Sneem.
Distance: 19km. Ascent 280m
Approximat walking time: 6 hrs

U overnacht in: Sneem


Dag 9

Sneem to Kenmare via Tahilla and Blackwaterbridge
This walk takes you along the rocky shoreline of Kenmare Bay, easy walking through forest and the estate of Dromore Castle. The delightful Blackwater Bridge spans the Blackwater River coming from high in the McGillycuddy Reeks. Kenmare is an interesting and colourful market town, on the banks of the Roughty River where it opens up into Kenmare Bay. It was founded in 1670 and settled by a handful of Englishmen, who built a prosperous fishing industry and an ironworks.
Distance: 16 or 28km. Ascent 50m
Approximate walking time: 6 / 9 hrs

U overnacht in: Kenmare

Dag 10

Departure from Kenmare. 

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