The Kerry Way may well be one of Europe’s most beautiful long-distance trails. A circular hike of 214 km, it can be walked in either direction and can be started anywhere along its route, although the usual start and finish point is in the town of Killarney, one of Ireland most beautiful towns. The Kerry Way leads you around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland and passes through various magnificent and often isolated landscapes of different shades of green and blue. See open moors and low mountains, rugged coastlines and old woodlands. Discover the famous Muckross Estate and the Killarney National Park.
With its unforgettable scenery, ever-changing terrain and Irish history and culture, there is definitely something for everyone on this exciting trail, which is why it is so popular. Passing through both welcoming and often remote towns and villages, the famous Irish hospitality will not be disappointing after a long days hike! Accommodation en route is varied; there are campsites, many B&Bs and hotels; although it may need reserving in the busy summer months. It takes around 9 days to hike the Kerry Way, and it is a trail of easy to moderate difficulty; the total elevation change is just over 17,000ft. The trail is suitable for anyone with a decent level of fitness and enthusiasm for changing weather. It can get rather chilly and wet here, so waterproofs and warm clothes are essential, even in the summer.