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Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way - Short break

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way - Short break

    NEW FOR 2018

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way - Short break

  • A shorter version of our 7-night Kerry Way trip
  • Peaceful, beautiful walks in the south-west corner of Ireland
  • Killarney National Park: Ireland's oldest protected wilderness with Ireland's only herd of wild red deer
  • Panoramic views of glistening lakes and rugged mountains
  • A million shades of green as the road follows the contours of the land
  • 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From $895 per person, tour only
  • Holiday details
  • Departs Every 2 days from 1 Apr '18 to 24 Oct '18
  • All breakfasts included
  • Managed by Headwater appointed agent
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels


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The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle's longest trail - at 210km, it offers fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes - a walk here will swathe you in 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history.

Nestled in the south-west corner of Ireland, on this 4-night trip you'll spot contrastingly beautiful landscapes at every turn. From rugged cliffs to some of Europe's finest golden beaches, small friendly villages and velvety green fields to picturesque mountain ranges.

Starting in the famous town of Killarney, boasting the magnificent 'Three Lakes of Killarney', your walking begins at Caherdaniel along country roads with stunning beach views then to Waterville - a fishing spot loved by Charlie Chaplin - up to a plateau with 360°ree; views.

Following the spectacular coastal route, the Wild Atlantic Way, you'll pass ancient burial grounds, walk through one of Ireland's oldest natural woodland and be met with fantastic views of the coast and inland. Meandering the landscape, which was carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago, marvel at Iron Age forts and ruined abbeys amongst the many sheep that dot the fields, crisp blue loughs and pretty waterfalls. As you head northwards, the coastal views get better and better.

You'll stay in a mix of friendly bed and breakfasts, where you will be sure of a warm Irish welcome. Many towns offer pubs, bistros and restaurants serving tasty local food - the seafood is especially good!

Day-by-day itinerary



Walking information

The walking is on well marked trails, the terrain at times can be a little muddy underfoot and some rocky sections. There are some coastal paths which are wide but do have drops. Walking boots are essential and poles are highly recommended.


Day 1 Arrive in Killarney

Check into your B&B and then explore the town, choosing from one of its many restaurants for dinner or enjoying some live music. (Staying at Killarney Lodge, Breakfast only)

Day 2 Caherdaniel to Waterville 12km/7.5mi/4hr

After a transfer along the Ring of Kerry to sleepy little Caherdaniel, a short but scenic walk takes you on country roads to a track that provides amazing views of the beach and leads through one of Ireland's oldest natural woodland with oak, ash, holly and birch trees. Once out of the woods you'll climb to be rewarded with wonderful views over Ballinskelligs Bay, passing ancient burial grounds. Before following the old 'butter road' back to Waterville, you'll pass the statue of Charlie Chaplin, who liked to fish here. (Staying at Klondyke House B&B, Breakfast only)

Day 3 Waterville to Cahersiveen 22km/14mi/6hr or 31km/19.5mi/8hr

We'll take you to Mastergeehy to start your walk - or you can walk the whole way if you would like on a sunny day when the views are tremendous. From here you'll follow country lanes and climb up to a lovely plateau giving 360°ree; views over the coast and inland. Another drop and climb leads you to the town of Cahersiveen where you can enjoy a drink before heading to your B&B. (Staying at Cul Draiochta B&B, Breakfast only)

If you prefer you can walk from the hotel, it is a lovely walk with views of Lough Currane, to arrive at Mastergeehy.

Day 4 Cahersiveen to Glenbeigh 21km/13mi/6hr

After a transfer to Deelis Bridge, you'll pick up an old C17 'stage coach' mountain trail, passing the ruins of old Kells village and a panoramic view of the old railway viaduct, soon to be a cycle greenway. After walking across Windy Gap you'll be met with gorgeous views of the Dingle Peninsula with Rossbeigh Strand and Inch Beach, famous for the film, Ryan's Daughter. You'll finish with a forest trail through the fairy woods to Glenbeigh for your last night, staying at the historic Towers Hotel, where the cast of Ryan's Daughter stayed. (Staying at The Towers Hotel, Breakfast only)

Day 5 Leave Glenbeigh

We take you to Killarney Station for your onward journey, or perhaps enjoy extra nights in Killarney to finish your trip.

(*It is easy to add extra nights in all of the towns - perhaps you'd like to visit Valencia Island or take a boat trip to the Skellig Islands. Just ask your sales adviser to arrange.)

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

Killarney Lodge, Killarney

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The Killarney Lodge is located less than five-minutes walk from the centre of Killarney. The Lodge has 16 good sized bedrooms, all of which are well-decorated and have all the amenities you require. There is a small garden around the Lodge. You are welcomed with tea or coffee and a full Irish breakfast is offered each morning, but other hot items can be ordered.

You will find a lovely warm welcome from your hosts, who are also on hand to help with any local information or just happy to have a chat. You will also find a free bottle of water in your room.

The Lodge has a **** Lodge classification from the Irish Tourist Board.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Klondyke House B&B, Waterville

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John and Cirean will give you a warm welcome to their B&B, located just a five-minute walk from Waterville. The house has views across the Atlantic and to the mountains inland. The rooms are well-decorated with a modern finish.

There is free WiFi in the hotel, tea and coffee making facilities in your room and you are served a full Irish breakfast.

In Waterville you will find a good selection of pubs and places to eat, there is also an excellent restaurant opposite the property. Waterville sits on the coast, and you can walk up to Lough Currane for wonderful views.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Cul Draiochta B&B, Cahersiveen

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Cul Draiochta is a luxury B&B just a 10-15 minute walk from the centre of Cahersiveen. This purpose-built B&B offers lovely spacious rooms with all modern amenities and the house sits with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and mountains.

Anne Nugent runs the B&B and she will give you a warm welcome, serving tea or coffee and homemade treats. Anne is from the area and is happy to give you local information and tips on where to eat. You will be served a full Irish breakfast accompanied by a cold buffet. Picnic lunches can be ordered for the next day's walk or cycle.

Cul Draiochta is classed as a *** B&B by the Irish Tourist Board.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

The Towers Hotel , Glenbeigh

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The Towers Hotel is centrally located in the small village of Glenbeigh. This historic hotel was built in 1895 in the late Victorian style. Throughout the years it has hosted many famous people and it is where the cast of Ryan's Daughter (filmed locally) stayed when filming. The famous Irish artist Marshall C Hutson, spent a lot of time here drawing inspiration for his famous pieces.

The hotel has a traditional feel to it, and offers recently refurbished large rooms, and there is a large lounge area and ample gardens. The hotel boasts an a la carte restaurant or you can enjoy less formal dining in its adjoining pub. They serve a full Irish breakfast and offer an accompanying cold buffet. WiFi is free in the public areas including the pub.

Glenbeigh is lovey small village with a couple of pubs and restaurants, the nearby Rossbeigh Strand is one on the nicest beaches in the region.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Travel

Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email info@breakaway-adventures.com to arrange flights and connecting transfers to your hotel.

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For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Every 2 days from 1st Apr 2018 to 24th Oct 2018, for 4 nights.

Meals
All breakfasts included

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers are included to and from Killarney station.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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