Beara Way - Moderate

Duration: 10 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Complete the Beara Way!
> Enjoy the beauty of Ireland
> Accommodation before, on and after the Beara Way included

The Beara Peninsula is a 48-kilometer-long mountainous strip of land that extends into the Atlantic Ocean. The rather remote location makes it perhaps one of the most pristine parts of southwest Ireland. Just like the more northern Kerry Way and Dingle Way, it is a magical world of mountains and lakes, surrounded by a picturesque coastline. The route leads past grandiose archaeological remains of prehistoric inhabitants, in the form of standing stones or Tombstones.

The Beara Way is a 152 kilometer (95 miles) circular walk along the Beara Peninsula, starting and ending in Glengarriff, County Cork. The route leads you through the beautifully rugged mountain and coastal areas in the Counties Kerry and Cork. With additional walks over the islands of Bere Island and Dursey Island, you can extend the route to a total length of more than 200 kilometers.



Arrival in Glengariff

Today you will have to make your way to Glengariff. Here, you will spend the night preparing for your Beara Way adventure.

Casey's Hotel (Glengarriff)

Casey's Hotel (Glengarriff)

Glengarriff to Adrigole

Duration: 05:31 h
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 590 m
Descent: 600 m
Quiet roads and forest trails lead you through the beautiful forests of Glenariff Forest Park to the remote Coomerkane Valley. From there, a steep climb takes you to a ridge of the Caha Mountains leading to Sugarloaf Mountain, where the Beara Way reaches its highest point at 560 meters. Enjoy stunning views of Bantry Bay before descending again to the village of Adrigole.

Hungry Hill Lodge and Campsite (Adrigole)

Hungry Hill Lodge and Campsite (Adrigole)

Adrigole to Castletownbere

Duration: 06:41 h
Distance: 22.3 km
Ascent: 690 m
Descent: 680 m
Today you pass the famous Hungry Hill. After a walk around Hungry Hill, the trail follows a route along the southern slopes of the Slieve Miskish Mountains to the charming fishing harbour of Castletownbere. Along the way, you can enjoy the views of Bere Island and Berehaven, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.

Island View House (Castletownbere)

Island View House (Castletownbere)
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  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Beara Way in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Beara Way hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire Beara Way trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.


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