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    Hiking

    Kerry & Clare

    25 reviews


    Deposit From: €645€645
    Region: West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands | South West – Cork & Kerry
    Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
    Confirmed: When 2 Travellers Book

    Next Departure: 3rd - 9th Aug 2024
    Accommodation: Classic

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      Trip Overview

      Created by: Louise Kavanagh


      Wander the lush green woodlands of Killarney, explore the ancient Kerry Way, feel the thrill of the Burren’s craggy open spaces and walk along the majestic Cliffs of Moher. This trip offers some of the best hiking in the iconic counties of Kerry and Clare. Combining coastal beauty with green forests, windswept hills, exposed limestone and cheerful towns and villages, immerse yourself in the hidden corners of Ireland’s central west coast.

      Dig into Irish culture, including Irish trad music and the island’s ancient history and taste Ireland’s fresh, local cuisine each night paired with your tipple of choice. Visit a local traditional Irish pub that houses Ireland’s most extensive whiskey selection. Wander through mediaeval castles, walk past thundering waterfalls, and meander down ancient green roads lined with traditional dry-stone walls. Hike along the jaw-dropping Cliffs of Moher and enjoy a relaxing boat trip across the lovely lakes of Killarney.

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      Itinerary

      Day 1 – Killarney National Park Read Less

      Day 1

      Killarney National Park

      Making your own way across the island, meet your guide in the vibrant town of Killarney. Southwest Ireland has become a foodie hotspot in recent years, and your trip starts with a welcome lunch. Nestled on Killarney’s doorstep is Ireland’s first national park, Killarney National Park. Delight in a short hike through the verdant woodlands and along the lakeshores of Killarney, keeping an eye out for the park’s herd of red deer and taking in the gorgeous views that make this region special. Step back in time to the Middle Ages at an imposing mediaeval castle, idyllically nestled on the shores of Lough Leane.

      Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 5 km / 3 miles | Approx: 1 hrs

      Day 2 – Lakes of Killarney & the Kerry Way Read Less

      Day 2

      Lakes of Killarney & the Kerry Way

      One of Ireland’s most famous long-distance trails, your hike today winds along a stunningly beautiful portion of the Kerry Way. Starting at Muckross House, a gorgeous 19th-century mansion in the national park, follow the trail past fields of grazing cattle and glittering lakes towards Torc Mountain. Enveloped under a dense green canopy of trees is the stunning Torc Waterfall, one of Killarney’s most iconic gems. Up the mountain through the magical woodland, enjoy tantalising glimpses of the view through the trees before descending into the valley and along the shores of Muckross Lake along the Old Kenmare Road, an ancient cobbled path from bygone times. The Lakes of Killarney play an integral role in the region and a wonderful way to experience them is on the water. End the day with a relaxing boat trip across the lakes, gazing over the landscape you covered today on foot.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Walk Details: 12 km / 7 miles | Approx: 3.5 hrs

      Day 3 – Along the Kerry Way Read Less

      Day 3

      Along the Kerry Way

      Starting in the small coastal village of Glenbeigh in the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry, we’ll keep following the popular long-distance trail, the Kerry Way. Winding through a verdant forest under a canopy of leaves, enjoy a relaxing woodland walk along quiet laneways. Breaking out from the trees, enjoy stunning sea views accompanied by fresh Atlantic air. The walk culminates at an elevated point at which point your reward is unobstructed views of the Dingle Peninsula and Inch Beach ahead of you on a backdrop of the ever-impressive Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountains. Dip your tows in the water at a local beach for a refreshing end to a lovely day on the Kerry Way.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Walk Details: 12 km / 7 miles | Approx: 3.5 hrs

      Day 4 – The Wild Coasts of Black Head Read Less

      Day 4

      The Wild Coasts of Black Head

      The Cliffs of Moher may be the best-known coast of Clare, but that’s not the only coastline that beckons hikers. In the northern corner of Clare, Black Head combines stunning coastal beauty with the wild, craggy landscapes of the Burren. A mixture of ancient green roads, quiet laneways and expanses of exposed limestone, Black Head calls to mind images of fantasy worlds. Indeed, J.R.R. Tolkien spent time visiting the Burren while writing The Lord of the Rings, and these otherworldly landscapes influenced locations in Middle Earth within his classic trilogy. Crossing these dramatic lunar-esque hills, it’s not hard to see why.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Walk Details: 11 km / 7 miles | Approx: 3.5 hrs

      Day 5 – Exploring the Burren Read Less

      Day 5

      Exploring the Burren

      As soon as you set foot on today’s trail, you’ll be immersed in another world where time appears to stand still. The unusual exposed limestone geology of the region was formed millions of years ago when Clare was on the sea floor, leaving behind an impressive lunar landscape. The Burren is riddled with caves and caverns, learn about the rich geological history as you hike. Listen to the birdsong and breathe in the fresh Atlantic air as you trek through this craggy terrain. Upon reaching the summit, your efforts are rewarded with breathtaking views no matter where you look. Afterwards, head down into the quaint village of Ballyvaughan for dinner and a pint in a cosy pub.

      Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
      Walk Details: 8 km / 5 miles | Approx: 2.5 hrs

      Day 6 – Hike the Cliffs of Moher Read Less

      Day 6

      Hike the Cliffs of Moher

      Most visitors to the iconic and jaw-dropping Cliffs of Moher only see one short section. But the best way to fully experience the magic of the Cliffs of Moher on foot is to hike the full length of the cliffs. From the Napoleonic tower at Hag’s Head in the south to the cheerful village of Doolin in the north, walk the cliff-side path where emerald fields roll out to one side, and cobalt-blue waters swirl at the base of the cliffs to the west. Falling some 700 feet and winding in and out, the Cliffs of Moher merit their celebrity status. In the evening, visit a pub with Ireland’s biggest whiskey collection – a well-deserved treat, and an amazing chance to taste Ireland’s many types of whiskey.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 12 km / 7 miles | Approx: 3.5 hrs

      Day 7 – Galway City Read Less

      Day 7

      Galway City

      In a country known mostly for its rural spaces, Galway is one of Ireland’s most beloved cities. But don’t take it from us – get the local perspective. This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Galway with a cheerful local as he points out the history, culture and architecture of this cheerful and vibrant town. You’ll finish up at Galway Train Station where you can begin your homeward journey.

      Meals Included: Breakfast

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      Trip Dates & Prices

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      Trip Dates for 2024AvailabilityStatusPriceBook
      3rd Aug - 9th Aug 2024Trip FullFULLY BOOKED €2,390
      7th Sep - 13th Sep 2024Trip FullFULLY BOOKED €2,390
      28th Sep - 4th Oct 20243 place(s) leftGuaranteed €2,390Book Now
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      22nd Mar - 28th Mar 20258 place(s) leftAvailable €2,390Book Now
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      Make This Trip Private

      Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your preferred departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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      Trip Details

      Accommodation Read More

      After a day in the great outdoors, kick back by the fire in one of our hand-picked hotels for a night of relaxation before heading off to start your next day’s adventure. The accommodations on this trip are comfortable, family-owned hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses tucked into the Irish countryside in the extraordinary counties of Kerry and Clare. This trip features accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort. All accommodations provide breakfast.

      We do not charge single-person supplements to people booking on their own. However, you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you specifically require a single room, you will have to pay the single supplement charge, which is subject to availability.

      Single Rooms

      There is no supplement charged to solo travellers, however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you request a double room for single occupancy, a supplement of €400 is charged.

      Due to the nature of the accommodations we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

      Meals Read More

      Most meals are included in the price of this trip – see the itinerary for full details. Breakfast is provided each morning, as well as lunch and snacks throughout the trip. Dinner is provided on the first and final night of the trip. On other nights, you may choose to dine with the group or in a restaurant of your choosing.

      On this trip, we generally eat dinner as a group however if you would like to make alternative arrangements you are free to do so. Your guide can help you with recommendations and reservations as required. Local pubs and restaurants offer a wide choice of local dishes.

      Inclusions Read More

      6 nights accommodation in unique and cosy guest houses and hotels.
      Most meals during the trip. (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
      The services of an experienced and knowledgeable hiking guide/driver throughout.
      Pickup and transport throughout the trip.
      7 days of hiking among the wild landscapes of western Ireland.
      A guided walking tour of Galway city.
      Entrance and admission fees as stated in the itinerary.

      Grading Read More

      Green Graded 1-3
      Our green graded trips include shorter hikes, with few ascents, and are generally over smoother (but usually not paved) terrain. We include more cultural stops along the way and walk at a leisurely pace.

      Often our green graded trips include hikes in flatter coastal areas or in valleys, and will last around 2-4 hours each day. To help you decide if you are fit enough for this trip, ask yourself:

      Can you comfortably hike for 6 miles (10km), including some ascents, over generally good terrain?

      Travel - Arrival and Departure Read More

      Meet your guide at Killarney Train Station at 13:00 on Day 1 of your trip. At the end of your trip, your guide will drop you off at Galway Ceannt Train Station at 12:30 where you can continue your onward journey. If you’d like to arrange an extension before or after your trip, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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      Difficulty Grades Explained

      Green Graded 1-3
      Our green graded trips include shorter hikes, with few ascents, and are generally over smoother (but usually not paved) terrain. We include more cultural stops along the way and walk at a leisurely pace.

      Often our green graded trips include hikes in flatter coastal areas or in valleys, and will last around 2-4 hours each day. To help you decide if you are fit enough for this trip, ask yourself:

      Can you comfortably hike for 6 miles (10km), including some ascents, over generally good terrain?

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      Trip Reviews

      Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 25 review(s) of Hiking – Kerry & Clare

       

      Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

      That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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      Hannah Kim

      Reviewed on 08/07/2024

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 15/06/2024
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      Trip of a lifetime!

      JK

      John Kim

      Reviewed on 26/06/2024

      Age: 50 - 60
      Trip Date: 15/06/2024
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      5 stars, recommend highly.

      JC

      Joy Collings

      Reviewed on 24/06/2024

      Age: 60 - 70
      Country: Australia
      Trip Date: 15/06/2024
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      From booking to end, everything was great. Only wish it wasn’t over!

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