Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula - 8 Day Guided Hike - Group of 10+

Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 10 - 50
Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula - 8 Day Guided Hike - Group of 10+
Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 10 - 50

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Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula - 8 Day Guided Hike - Group of 10+


THIS VACATION COMBINES THE BEST OF THE RING OF KERRY AND THE DINGLE PENINSULA – THE TWO MOST POPULAR REGIONS WE OFFER AND NOW IN ONE AMAZING HOLIDAY.


So many of you know or have heard of “Kerry Gold” & this holiday will introduce you to this land that is truly golden – spreading out in front of you in all directions with it’s amazing beauty, panorama’s, culture & friendly people – it is truly a place apart.


County Kerry consists of a series of spectacular mountainous peninsula’s which are divided by deep-sea inlets. Weaving around the coast of these peninsulas are a network of ancient trading routes that are nearly as old as the land itself, many of which form part of the walks that you will be doing during your holiday.


The name ‘Kerry’ comes from the Old Irish word Ciarraige meaning the people of Ciar, an early Celtic tribe that settled in the area around 300 BC. In fact, Kerry has an outstanding collection of historical and archaeological sites that date back over 7,000 years, with several ancient forts and numerous early Christian churches.


Impossibly green pastures stretch as far as the eye can see, completely empty except for small herds of sheep or goats, and at almost every turn there are spectacular views of mist-covered mountains and wild stretches of uninhabitable coastline where deep fissures have been carved, over the eons, by the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean.


The northernmost Peninsula is that of Dingle – steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish Culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments.


This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years. Because of its remote location and lack of specialised agriculture, there is a remarkable preservation of over 2,000 monuments.


It is impossible to visit the Dingle Peninsula and not be impressed by its archaeological heritage, which ranges from Prehistoric times through the Early Christian period to the Middle Ages. It is an official “Gaeltacht” region meaning that it is one of our bastions of Irish language and culture. It also boasts Ireland’s most westerly point of land – “the next Parish is America”…!


South from there is the famous Ring of Kerry Peninsula one of Ireland’s most beautiful coastal regions, situated in the south west and surrounded by the magnificent and at times wild Atlantic coastline. It is ringed by some glorious sandy beaches and craggy cliffs, while inland, the rolling hills and mountains are just waiting to be discovered.


Here and there along the coast, pretty fishing villages, such as Caherdaniel and Portmagee, have successfully withstood the elements and offer a picturesque contrast to the verdant hills that surround them.


The Skellig Islands lie 8 miles off the tip of the peninsula, two rocky peaks rising sheer out of the Atlantic Ocean. Skellig Michael is a UNESCO world heritage site with its 6th century monastic settlement still in excellent repair giving you the opportunity to see wonderful examples of beehive huts, oratories and inscribed crosses. Little Skellig is home to over 40,000 gannets, the second largest colony in the world.


This holiday gives you the best these two delightful peninsula’s can offer in one week of terrific hiking, fantastic scenery & plenty of fun & enjoyment along the way !

Grading

Comfortable: Terrain varied & occasionally wet underfoot. Best suited to people capable of walking up to 12kms (7.5 miles) daily. You encounter uphill & downhill sections with a max. height of 600 metres (1,950 feet) approx. Ideal first walking holiday or less experienced walkers.


Moderate: Takes you across open-mountain & bogland (wet conditions). Terrain is varied each day with uphill & downhill hiking, some of which may be steep. Max. height is 950 metres (3,100 feet) approx. Suitable for people with good level of fitness & capable of walking up to 20kms (12.5 miles) a day.

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