Enjoy breath-taking views everywhere you turn on the Beara Way Self Guiding Hike.
The Beara peninsula is often missed by many, situated just south of the famous Ring of Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. Beara is even more picturesque than its famous neighbour and offers magnificent scenery dominated by mountains & sea. Boasting some of the most glorious archaeological remains, along with a fascinating history, Beara is a hikers paradise with fishing ports, villages with rows of brightly coloured houses, easy access to islands and so much more.
This is a great introduction to Beara in County Cork. Spend 2 nights in Castletownbere with one day hiking a super mountain trail from a tiny place called Adrigole to finish back in Castletownbere. Your other hiking day takes you on a short ferry trip to visit the stunning Bere Island overlooking Bantry Bay.
Immerse yourself into the compelling culture of Beara as you explore much more of this fascinating peninsula. Enjoy wonderful hikes along mountain trails, through beautiful valleys and old bog roads as well as taking time to visit some of the beautiful Stone Circles along your route. Your holiday starts in the glorious village of Glengarriff, continues to the fishing port of Castletownbere and finishes in the historic Kenmare town.
Hiking the entire peninsula on this holiday, you start in the beautiful Glengarriff Village and continue to the western tip of the peninsula at Dursey Island. With opportunities to hike two of the most beautiful islands off the Beara coastline, you will also have time to enjoy Allihies and the rich Copper Mining history there. The colourful villages of Eyeries and Ardgroom await you as Stone Circles, Ring Forts and Standing Stones intersperse your hikes each day. This is one of the most inspiring holidays and an all-time favourite for us.
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