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Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas Walking Holidays in Kerry

Álaind Walking’s Iveragh and Beara Walking Holiday is your chance to experience two peninsulas for the price of one! For the duration of your stay your luxury ensuite accommodation is at Álaind Lodges, a wonderful countryside retreat in which to relax. For two glorious days you’ll explore and discover amazing places on guided walks on both the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas. You’ll share the experience with a small group of walking enthusiasts. This gold standard tour includes (weather dependent) a glorious boat ride across Kenmare Bay. All meals are included and you can leave the logistics to us allowing you to focus on enjoying your holiday.

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Highlights Include Guided Walking with Coastal Views on Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas and amazing Kenmare Bay Boat Experience.

This 3 night half board Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas Walking Holiday includes luxury ensuite accommodation at Álaind Lodges, Sneem, your meals and two days of guided walks & trailhead transfers.

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The walks consist of a leisurely walk with stunning views of the Iveragh Coastline on Day 2. Day 3 follows with a boat trip across Kenmare Bay (weather dependent) to the Beara Peninsula for our second day of guided walking.

Holiday Itinerary Day 1 – Arrival in Sneem

Álaind Lodges Holiday Accommodation
View of both our Countryside Lodge Accommodations

On Day 1 our Álaind walking guests for the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas Walking Holiday arrive at Álaind Lodges, Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry. Later that evening our small group of walkers gathers for some snacks, a beverage and a full holiday briefing.

Álaind Ensuite Room
One of our Luxury Double Ensuite Bedrooms

Walking Itinerary Day 2 – Iveragh Coastal Views

Today our walk starts on the magnificent Kerry Way. Even though our maximum height will be 150m, we’re still afforded fantastic views of the sea. After a while the Kerry Way begins to wind its way through the hills and suddenly you’re whisked far away from the outside world.

Derrynane Beach on The Kerry Way
Looking Back to the hills and beach of Derrynane

In fact, although you might not be aware of it, you’re never too far from the nearest village while walking the Kerry Way. So here it’s not long before we catch sight of the Atlantic ocean and the beach ahead, which marks our impending arrrival in the village of Caherdaniel.

From Caherdaniel, we’ll make our way to the stunning Blue Flag Derrynane Beach. We’ll be completing a loop walk of this area, taking in mature woodland, a stunning sandy beach, dunes and the seashore nature trail. At the end of 12KM walk, we’ll stop for a refreshment in one of the local hostelries.

View from hills above Derrynane to the beach and Atlantic

Afterwards our transport returns us to Álaind Lodges Sneem, where we freshen up before gathering for our evening meal.

Walking Itinerary Day 3 – Beara Coastal Views

Beara Coastal View on Álaind Walking Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas Walking Holiday
Beara Peninsula Side View of Kenmare Bay

Today we’re setting out on to walk the heights of the Beara Peninsula. You may not have heard of the Beara Peninsula as it’s not as famous as The Ring of Kerry. In fact many think of it as the the quiet relation of the Ring of Kerry.

The reason it is less of a destination is not for the lack of fantastic walking or stunning scenery. It’s mainly due to its narrow, less developed road system which does not lend itself kindly to traffic and especially not to large tours coaches. The net effect is that its roads remain a great place for exploring by foot or bike.

Hopefully you’ll be still buzzing from the previous Day’s walking experience but today’s there’s more to come. Depending on the weather we’ll take a boat trip across Kenmare Bay to the Beara Peninsula on the other side. Even without a fantastic day of walking ahead, this boat trip is enough to thrill you from top to bottom. The islands, the surrounding island and the mountain and particularly the wildlife all adds to the experience.

Meet the seals on your trip across the Bay for your day of Walking on Beara

So we’ll make the most of the quiet road today by completing a 12 KM loop including a walk to the top of Knockatee Mountain. Knockatee is a favourite walk for many of the locals as it’s a short but fun challenge to its top. But how the challenge is worth it. You’ll get to bask in the inspiring 360 degree wild beauty of this quiet region of Ireland.

Beara Coastal View on Álaind Walking Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas Walking Holiday
Beara Coastal View from Top of Mountain

Later in the evening you are free to make your own reservations for your evening meal.

Why You Should Book the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas Walking Holiday with Álaind Walking

Expect to be invigorated while exploring mountain walking on both sides of Kenmare Bay.  This Iveragh and Beara Peninsula Walking Holiday features exploring wonderful trails, open countryside & summits with a small group of walkers.  You will enjoy stunning Ring of Kerry and Beara views of the Kerry & Caha Mountains respectively, Kenmare Bay and the wild Atlantic.  Weather permitting the short boat trip is amazing.  You will get close to seal island and maybe see gannet birds diving and dolphins jumping.

Your luxury accommodation is at Álaind Lodges, Sneem, where you will relax for the duration of your stay.

Who Should Book This Álaind Walking Holiday

Everyone that loves amazing outdoor experiences. Walking participants should have some experience of upland walking and be of good health with a reasonable level of fitness. Hiking Boots and waterproof gear are essential.

Each holiday requires four or more to take place.

What’s Included in the Holiday Cost:

Transfers to and from Killarney can be arranged at additional cost.  Please inquire with us.  Guided walks are led by Fergal Harrington, qualified Mountain Leader and professionally insured.

Not Included:

  • Any pre-tour or post-tour accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal drinks at evening meals.

What is the Cost of The Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas Walking Holiday

The cost of the holiday is from €450 per person sharing. €75 single supplement applies.

What You Need to Bring:

The minimum is waterproof boots, waterproof jacket & over trousers, backpack, gaiters & walking poles, hat, gloves and thick hiking socks; water bottle & lunchbox; small torch, personal first and sunscreen / insect repellent.  Upon completion of booking, we will detail the full list of essentials.

How to Book Your Place on The Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas Walking Holiday :

Let us take care of the logistics and all your accommodation needs, so you can focus on enjoying your walking holiday. Simply click the link below, select your desired bedroom, number of persons, the dates of the weekend and be sure to select the walking holiday extra.

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Want to know more about walking on the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas? Read our Guide to Walking in Kerry. This will give you a feel for whether this holiday will fulfill your desires.

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