Wild Atlantic Way South - 8 Days
Guided Walking Tour-8 Days
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The Ring of Kerry 8-day Guided Walking Holiday takes you on a circular route from Killarney, unveiling some of the most beautiful scenery in the region, exploring both the southern and northern coastlines of the Iveragh peninsula.
Day 1 Arrival Day
Today’s distance 30km / 18ml Arrive in Tralee and check into your B&B (your bicycles will already be there). If you have time take a short cycle from Tralee to the lovely fishing port of Fenit and from there to the historic Ardfert with it’s newly restored cathedral and back to Tralee for your overnight stop.
Day 2 Tralee to Cloghane
Today’s distance 38km /24ml Today’s cycle takes you from Tralee along the northern shores of the Dingle Peninsula with the Slieve Mish Mountains on your left and Tralee Bay to your right. The route takes you through Castlegregory before finishing in the picturesque village of Cloghane and your overnight stop for the night.
Day 3 Cloghane to Dingle
Today’s distance 34km /21ml Leaving Cloghane you head for the village of Brandon and Brandon Point and then on and over the famous Conor Pass with its breathtaking views that stretches for miles. In the distance you will see the fishing port town of Dingle and your stopover for the next three days. . Enjoy the beauty of Dingle and its surrounds for the next few days, cycling out towards the western shores and Slea Head with views of the Great Blasket Islands looming in the distance.
Day 4 Dingle circular route
Today’s distance 38km /24ml Heading west from Dingle you cycle via Ventry to Slea Head with its magnificent breathtaking views across the Blasket Sound to the famous Blasket Island. From here you cycle on to Dunquinn and Ballyferriter on your way back to Dingle for the evening. Alternatively, today you can cycle to Dunquinn harbour and take the ferry to the Blasket Island and enjoy a walk around this mystical and enchanting place.
Day 5 Dingle circular route
Today’s distance 40km /25ml Today you cycle north from Dingle through the village of Ballydavid and on to Brandon Creek. Alternatively if you fancy a walk you can leave the main route at the Bothar Pub and take the Saints Road up mount Brandon on foot. – Weather permitting. This is a 3 to 4 hour walk.
Day 6 Dingle to Inch
Today’s distance 35km /22ml Cycling in an easterly direction by the shores of Dingle Bay you once again enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking scenery of this magnificent peninsula. Your destination is the tiny hamlet of Inch with its renowned and magnificent beach and ideal for a walk along its golden sands or a quick dip. On your way you can detour to visit the village of Annascaul, home to the famous explorer Tom Crean.
Day 7 Inch to Tralee
Today’s distance 30km /19ml Today’s route continues along the coast to the historical village of Castlemaine with its neat little harbour and splendid bird sanctuary. From here you head north and take the "short mountain route" back to Tralee and your last night’s stopover. This is a very historical area and on your way you will pass the legendary mythological Queen Scotia’s grave which also offers fabulous views over Tralee Bay and North Kerry.
After a final breakfast and farewell you leave your cycle behind you and follow your own arrangements for your onward journey. The above cycle details are a guideline and all distances may vary according to your chosen route.