The Beara Way Hiking the Beara Way

Up to 7 Nights
131 km
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
March to October
from €654
Pat, Ireland - July 2016
"It was our first time to walk part of the Wild Atlantic Way so we contacted IrelandWays to help us plan our trip. We were very happy with the package we purchased as everything went well. We were a bit worried about walking on our own for fear of getting lost. With all the information and maps we had we had no problem finding our way around. It was a brilliant experience. Magnificent views. We would highly recommend IrelandWays and we will be using their services again. Everything was well organised. Walks and views around Allihies, Dursey sound, Dursey Island, Castletownbere, Glengarriff, all worth a visit. Murphy's restaurant Castletownbere great place to eat and very friendly staff. You might even get a free scone for your walk the following day."

It’s hard to think of anywhere else in Ireland where the phrase “there is a view around every corner” is more fitting than on the Beara Peninsula. Hiking the Beara Way is full of highlights gives you the opportunity to explore the region’s breathtaking rugged mountains and lakes stretching 48km into the Atlantic Ocean, from Glengarriff to Dursey Island.

Due to its remoteness The Beara Peninsula has remained one of the most unspoiled parts of Ireland and walkers will be rewarded with a magnificent combination of mountain and coastal scenery, as well as the highest waterfall in Ireland and the UK. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the area offers a unique bounty of flora and marine fauna rarely seen anywhere else in Ireland. With 511 historical sites, the Beara Peninsula has the highest number of ancient monuments in Ireland. Every day you will see reminders of local history, following the same walking trails used by Celts, Spanish, French and British over the past few centuries. You will find the remains of ring forts, Martello towers, barracks and signal towers scattered all along The Beara Way.

If you are looking for a thrill, hop on the Dursey Island cable car, the only one crossing open sea in Europe and the only one still in operation in Ireland. All along the walking sections on the Beara Way you will have the chance to explore its unique landscape and heritage. This section of the Wild Atlantic Way is a walkers paradise.