Freedom Series 8-Day Guided Kerry & Dingle Walk

Cultural & Theme Tours, You arrive to Killarney for your first 2 overnights & settle into your accommodation just outside the town.  Your Guide will meet you at 17.00 hours, introduce you to your group & brief you on the coming days of your holiday.  You will then walk to a nearby restaurant for your first dinner together & return later to your accommodation for your overnight. to After your final and substantial Irish Breakfast, you will be taken by minivan to reach the bus & train station in Tralee.  For those that need earlier transfers – a public bus service is also available back to Tralee.  From here, you can then avail of the excellent bus/train service to all major airports, cities & ferry ports in Ireland.  Your estimated arrival time to Tralee is approx. 10am.

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Begin your Guided hiking holiday in the bustling town of Killarney which sits on the shores of the Three Lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park. Your holiday takes you to the western tip of the Ring of Kerry to Derrynane – home to one of Ireland most important historical figures Daniel O’Connell and one of the most beautiful parts of the Kerry Way.From here, you reach the Skellig Ring to hike the hills near Cahersiveen and if weather permits you may be able to visit the Skellig Islands – home to a 6th Century Monastic Settlement and more recently to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars!From there you then hike the Dingle Way on the magnificent Dingle Peninsula – also part of the Kerry Camino hiking trail.  Your final nights are spent in Dingle town – well known for Traditional Irish music and also a cultural centre for Gaelic traditions and the Irish language. 
Day 1: You arrive to Killarney for your first 2 overnights.  Your Guide will meet you at 17.00 hours.Day 2: Ross Castle and Muckross House - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 8kms. Max. Height: 150m. Forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, can be wet & boggy underfoot.  Stepping stones over streams & paved footpaths. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 16kms. Max. Height: 300m. Forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, Stepping stones, board walks & boggy underfoot.  Day 3: Derrynane & Abbey Island - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 10kms. Max. Height: 180m. Beach, sand-dunes, paved roads, narrow forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, can be wet & boggy underfoot. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 20kms. Max. Height: 550m. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. Day 4: Skellig Michael - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 9kms. Max. Height: 240m. Paved roads, gravel trail, open hillside with rocky sections, narrow & overgrown trail which can be wet underfoot.  2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 690m. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. Day 5: Dingle Peninsula - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 540m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 590m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. Day 6: Slea Head - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 11kms. Max. Height: 250m. Paved roads, beach walking, overgrown & rocky trails which can be wet underfoot.  2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 520m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. Day 7: The Brandon Range - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 400m. Grassy trails, which have rocky & uneven sections, open hillside – sometimes boggy & wet underfoot. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 10kms. Max. Height: 960m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot.  Day 8: Departure 

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Single Room Supplement

Itinerary

Day 1: You arrive to Killarney for your first 2 overnights.  Your Guide will meet you at 17.00 hours.
Day 2: Ross Castle and Muckross House - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 8kms. Max. Height: 150m. Forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, can be wet & boggy underfoot.  Stepping stones over streams & paved footpaths. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 16kms. Max. Height: 300m. Forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, Stepping stones, board walks & boggy underfoot. 
Day 3: Derrynane & Abbey Island - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 10kms. Max. Height: 180m. Beach, sand-dunes, paved roads, narrow forestry tracks with rocky & uneven sections, can be wet & boggy underfoot. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 20kms. Max. Height: 550m. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. 
Day 4: Skellig Michael - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 9kms. Max. Height: 240m. Paved roads, gravel trail, open hillside with rocky sections, narrow & overgrown trail which can be wet underfoot.  2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 690m. Mountain tracks with rocky & uneven sections, off trail walking in open hillside with high growth & bogland – uneven & wet at times underfoot. 
Day 5: Dingle Peninsula - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 540m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 590m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. 
Day 6: Slea Head - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 11kms. Max. Height: 250m. Paved roads, beach walking, overgrown & rocky trails which can be wet underfoot.  2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 520m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot. 
Day 7: The Brandon Range - 1 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 12kms. Max. Height: 400m. Grassy trails, which have rocky & uneven sections, open hillside – sometimes boggy & wet underfoot. 2 Boot Walk Details – Distance: Up to 10kms. Max. Height: 960m. Paved roads, open hillside with rocky sections which are overgrown & can be wet underfoot.  
Day 8: Departure
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