"Guided hike Wild Atlantic Way Kerry Way" Booking available on Airbnb
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Wild Atlantic Way
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The walk is on a green road and mountain tracks, suitable for people without hill walking experience and a moderate fitness level.
With start/finish point at Mountain Stage, first we will walk on The Kerry Way trail. After one hour we will go up to summit Beenmore at 670 metres high & Drung Hill at 640 metres, after lunch break there is a gentle way down to the finish point.
Please, see hiking gear advice on HIKING page, link below.
My son and I spent New Year's Eve day with Cesar on a hike of the Wild Atlantic Way. What a magical experience! Cesar demonstrated a superb command of the guiding profession, helping two clients with different skill and fitness levels enjoy themselves throughout the (literal & figurative) ups and downs of an Irish December day. He had a careful and caring attitude from the very start, when he sized us up and checked our equipment, all the way through. He even shared snacks!! I couldn't recommend him any more highly!
Mangerton at 838 metres (2,749 ft) is the 19th–highest peak in Ireland.
"Guided hike Mangerton Mountain" Booking available on Airbnb
We will walk the most direct route to the summit via Devil’s Punch Bowl, and climbing the steep eastern arête to the Mangerton plateau with a great view over Horse’s Glen. The walk is on green road and mountain tracks, suitable for people without hill walking experience and a moderate fitness level.
If weather is good, we will have lunch break at the summit with views of Kenmare Bay, Beara Peninsula, The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Killarney National Park and Dingle Peninsula. From here, the way down could be done in 2 hours with an easy pace.
Cesar from Killarney Mindful Hiking was an amazing guide for varying fitness levels up Mangerton. He adjusted the trail we took based on weather, ability, and what he thought we might like. At one point I managed to get separated from the group. Cesar spotted me, assessed the situation, and calmly guided me back to the group. He provided a stellar experience that was challenging yet manageable. I would definitely recommend this business!
Purple Mountain is a moderate - strenuous walk
"Guided hike Purple Mountain" Booking available on Airbnb
Killarney National Park
This hike is on open moorland and mountain, with wet ground at some spots, narrow mountain tracks surrounded by high heather and short steep climbs.
A good level of fitness is required to complete the walk on time, some experience in hill walking is needed.
The semi-circular walking route will be contouring near Tomies and Shehy mountains.
From the summit of Purple at 832 metres high, there are great views of The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Killarney National Park.
My friend and I were very impressed with Cesar's Purple Mountain guided hike. He took us up a lesser known route which gave us spectacular views of the Gap of Dunloe. He is very knowledgeable of the mountains in the area and we will be asking Cesar to take us up more mountains. Great value for money as well as we found that other guides were charging more for similar routes in the area. Cesar is very friendly and professional.”
Tomies Mountain is a moderate walk
"Guided hike Tomies Mountain" Booking available on Airbnb
Killarney National Park
From Tomies Wood walking during 30 minutes before we reach from the north the lower slopes of Tomies Mountain. Travelling in a straight line toward the summit, but doing zigzag on steep terrain to make an easy ascent, we will pass megalithic remains of a hut site with views NE over Lough Leane.
The walk is on open moorland over wet ground, long grass & rough heather, but most times we try to follow sheep and deer tracks suitable for hiking boots and a moderate fitness level.
Our lunch break will be in the summit cairn at 735 metres over sea level (2,410 feet) with a great view of Killarney National Park and The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. After, the way down by the east slopes of Tomies Mountain heading to Gortadirra and back to the wood.
Shehy Mountain is a moderate walk
"Killarney National Park Shehy Mountain" Booking available on Airbnb
Killarney National Park
This moderate walk inside Killarney National Park is exploring the easternmost part of Shehy mountain at an elevation of 500-600 metres without reaching the summit of Shehy at 762 metres high. A remote area, with excellent view of Killarney Town & Lakes.
The route through Tomies Wood walking trail first, then a short but steep enough climb over high heather with no defined path to reach an elevation of 500-600. A very nice flat like part of the mountain to enjoy walking, have lunch break, and take some pictures.
A slow pace to descend through the tricky eastern slopes of Shehy. With view over the thick rhododendron 'forest' at the shore of Lough Leane. We back to Tomies Wood to complete the full loop walk on a relaxed green road heading to the car park.