Since 2017, one of Killarney Mindful Hiking main priorities is to promote the enjoyment of walking safely and responsibly in the mountains of County Kerry and West Cork.
Unpredictable Atlantic weather, complex terrain and other challenges are all part of the hill walking experience in this wonderful environment.
The sheer beauty of the mountain ranges of Iveragh, Dingle and Beara Peninsulas cannot be fully appreciated without the help and leadership of a friendly, experienced Mountain - Hiking Guide.
There is a selection of wonderful walking routes which cater for individual preferences and abilities. No matter the season, or how many times you have visited, each time will fill you with joy.
There are three categories of walks according to their grades of difficulty:
- STRENUOUS - 12 to 16 km, 6+ hours approx. Steep climb
- MODERATE - 10 to 14 km, 5+ hours approx. Scrambling
- EASY - 8 to 12 km, 4+ hours approx. Progressive ascent/descent
Please, see hiking gear advice on HIKING page.
Weather, time of the year, ground conditions, terrain, distance, ascent, time, pace, quality of hiking gear, your fitness level, how you feel (energy level), hillwalking experience, and the group’s ability, are factors that will determine the real grade of difficulty of a walk.
For instance, wet ground (rocks, grass) makes difficult to keep the balance and increases the risk of a slip.
The walks take place on varied terrain at different paces. Some sections of the routes will be through tough wet boggy moorland, uneven broken ground, areas with overgrown heather, grass or bracken, and ascending hills and mountains over steep ground.
Often we do short stops to catch our breath; to admire the mountains, flora and wildlife; to take pictures; to have lunch break, etc.
After a walk, you might feel a little bit tired, but have the impression that time passed quickly and have a feeling of happiness & well-being. Those are the signs that you enjoyed thoroughly the walk.
Killarney National Park
CHECK AVAILABILITY FOR A WALK 24 HOURS BEFORE START TIME
Call - Text to Cesar +353 87 611 7848
(1) Confirm booking, then just go & pay at meeting point
(2) Booking some hikes on Airbnb website (Click on available links)
(3) Pay by electronic bank transfer.
1 person €60
2 (€60 per person)
3 or 4 (€48 pp)
5 or 6 (€42 pp)
1 person €45
2 or 3 (€45 per person)
4 or 5 (€36 pp)
6-7-8 (€32 pp)
1 person €30
2 or 3 (€30 per person)
4 or 5 (€24 pp)
6-7-8 (€21 pp)
- Some of the walking routes are amazing mountain hikes
- Views from the summit in a clear day are stunning
"Guided walk Carrauntoohil"
Booking available on Airbnb
- The views are beyond what the imagination can conceive
- Stunning views that will remain in your heart & mind
"Guided hike Wild Atlantic Way-Kerry Way"
Booking available on Airbnb https://www.airbnb.ie/experiences/1363376
- A very special part of the World
- A natural ecosystem connected to the Atlantic Ocean
- Plenty of walks for all fitness levels
- A beautiful venue for hiking in County Kerry
"Guided hike Killarney National Park"
Booking available on Airbnb
- 2 day trek The Reeks
- 2 day trek The Wild Atlantic Way Iveragh, Dingle or Beara Peninsula
- 2 day trek Killarney National Park
- 2 day trek The Kerry Way
- 2 Night on route Hotel - B&B
- All transport for walks
- €300 per person sharing room
Trips could be organised with 3 - 4 - 5 walking days
More info: contact Cesar on +353 87 611 7848 firstname.lastname@example.org
"I've been on many walks led by Cesar and he knows the mountains in Kerry better than anyone! His walks are always professionally planned and you can trust that he takes the weather conditions into consideration as well as the level of your fitness and other factors which might affect the experience. With him I've gotten to see some of the most beautiful places in the Kerry mountains and plenty of hidden gems, too.
I would definitely recommend Cesar's walks and would highly encourage everyone to explore other mountains than just Carrauntoohil as they are even more beautiful and far less crowded. With Cesar you can be sure to see places that take your breath away and offer you hiking at its best".
SHARON - IRELAND - 2019
Most recently walked Bennaunmore (Co Kerry), guided by Cesar on 7th March 2019. Cesar is an excellent guide having an in depth knowledge of the area. I would recommend KMH for both individual and group outings at any level. Cesar is very good at tailor making walks to fit all ability levels. I have also been on 3 trips organised by Cesar to Alicante in Spain, where again the walking and guiding have been of the highest standard. Additionally I was very impressed by the logistical organisation, airport transfers, hotels etc on my Spanish trips. Sharon C (Near Macroom)