The Kingdom of Kerry is a mecca for outdoor activities. The Kerry Adventure tour has been designed so that you can experience the beauty of the county while being involved in many different outdoor activities.
This is a guided adventure tour which takes you all around the Dingle and Iveragh Peninsulas combining walking, cycling, sea-kayaking and boat trips throughout the Kingdom. The tour is aimed at people who enjoy a variety of activities and have average fitness. It is not just for the very fit. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been on a bike for 20 years or if you have never been in a kayak as long as you have a sense of adventure. If are willing to give it a go, then this tour will suit you.MAKE AN ENQUIRY
All activities on the Kerry Adventure tour are run by staff with national recognised qualifications at approved activity centres. The tour could be graded as a three-boot tour, and there is the option for a free day for anybody on the tour whenever you feel like one.
Day 1 – Saturday – Arrival at Killarney
Dinner and welcome briefing with guide.
Overnight in Killarney (3 nights)
Day 2 – Boat Trip and Biking Gap of Dunloe
This is spectacular cycle route through the Ice-carved Gap of Dunloe and open boat trip from Ross castle through the Lakes of Killarney.
Dinner in Killarney.
Day 3 – Monday – Carrauntoohil 3414ft/1039m
The highest mountain is located in the heart of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range. The walk takes you through Hags Glen and up Eagle’s Nest. There are number of routes up the mountain to choose from, depending on the group’s abilities and the weather. The views from the top are well worth the climb. Free evening for dinner.
Day 4 – Tuesday – Skellig Islands / Biking Valentia Island
The Skelligs are located 10 miles/16kms from Portmagee by Boat. Skellig Micheal has the remains of a 6th century monastic site and this can only be reached by climbing over 850 steps to the top. The Little Skellig is home to over 27,000 gannets. For those who are not good sea-travelers there is the option of cycling around Valencia Island and visiting its many historical sites. Skellig Michael is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of only three in all Ireland. Travel to Dingle, Overnight Dingle (4 nights).
Day 5 – Wednesday – Sea Kayaking with Fungie and Sea caves and Horse Riding at Ventry beach
Enjoy a sea kayak to see Dingle’s most famous resident Fungie who has lived in Dingle harbour since 1983. Also kayak through some spectacular sea caves out in Dingle Bay. Enjoy an easy horse-ride on Ventry beach in the afternoon.
Day 6 – Thursday – Hiking the Dingle Way
Hike the Dingle Way from Ventry to Slea head. This is perhaps the most scenic section of the Dingle Way with many archeological sites along the way, including Beehive huts and Gallarus Oratory. Great views of the Blasket Islands also.
Day 7 – Friday – Hike Mount Brandon
Begin the day with a drive over the Conor Pass. Hike to the summit of Mt Brandon via the glaciated paternoster lakes. This is a great trail to the summit via the old pilgrims route. Return to village of Cloghane for well earned pint of Guinness or Irish coffee and return to Dingle.
Farewell Dinner in Dingle.
Day 8 – Saturday
Departure after a hearty Irish breakfast
Note: On occasion, for weather or other reasons, the guide may have to change the sequence of activities or the activities themselves.