Beara @Ease, 5-day Walking Tour



Our @Ease programmes are designed to give walkers an opportunity to unwind, relax and recover with less unpacking and longer stays. This gives you more time to experience each location, helps ease the pressure on our accommodation providers, and offers a more fuel-efficient option. 

Beara is quieter than its northern neighbour, the Kerry Way, but it is equally beautiful and offers superb walking. You will hike through low rounded hills, walking old bog roads and exploring abandoned copper mines. It is a largely undiscovered area, hilly but not mountainous, with some good open hill-walking sections. The rocky coastline of the Beara Peninsula is a walking holiday dream. Visit Dursey Island by cable car, walk the green roads of Bere Island and sample the best fresh fish from the port of Castletownbere. 

The Beara Way follows old green roads, boggy mountain trails and country roads. It is a very well marked route, signposted with numbered wooden or plastic yellow markers and road signs.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Bed and Breakfast in comfortable, friendly, locally-run Guest Houses
  • Daily Luggage Transfers
  • Detailed Route Notes, Maps & GPX Tracks
  • 24/7 Support Line
  • Where to Eat & Regional Reading List
  • Packing List, Travel Advice & more!

Optional Extras

  • Airport Transfers
  • Day Trips & Excursions
  • Extended or Customised Itineraries


  • Per Person Sharing Room €420
  • Single Supplement €140

Tour Highlights

The 5-day tour is the shortest of our relaxed versions of the Beara Way tours, alternating free days so you can choose how often and how much you walk. You will only have to unpack twice, as this tour includes 2 nights in  Castletownbere and 2 nights in Eyeries.

  • Bere Island & the Island Loop Ways
  • Wonderful views over Coulagh Bay of the Ring of Kerry
  • Quiet coastal walks with hidden coves.

Difficulty Level

This tour has two RELAXED days and one MODERATE day.

See how we determine levels of difficulty for each of our hiking tours by visiting our FAQ page.

  • Relaxed: 12-18km (8-11mi), 3-4hrs
  • Moderate: 16-23km (10-14mi), 4-7hrs
  • Strenuous: 22-30km (14-19mi), 5-9hrs


Day 1 – Travel to Castletownbere

Travel to Castletownbere by bus from Cork.

Overnight in Castletownbere.

Day 2 – Free Day in Castletownbere

Free Day in Castletownbere to explore Bere Island and follow the Island Loop Ways.

Distance 18km (11mi) or 24km (15mi). Ascents 250m (820ft). Approximate walking time 6 hours.

Overnight in Castletownbere.

Day 3 - Alllihies to Eyeries

Walk the Beara Way to Eyeries, through abandoned copper mine country with wonderful views over Coulagh bay and north to the Ring of Kerry.

Distance 20km (12mi). Ascents 500m (1,640ft). Approximate walking time 6 hours.

Overnight in Eyeries.

Day 4 - Free Day in Eyeries

Free day in Eyeries, with a host of coastal routes and quiet corners to hide away.

Overnight in Eyeries.

Day 5 - Depart Eyeries

Depart by private transfer to Ardgroom or Castletownbere for public bus services to Cork.


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July 2019 – A. Lees, Auckland, New Zealand
The area is quite magical,  as one would expect in Ireland. The remote walks,  sheep,  mixed weather,  scenery,  smooth and rugged rocks, the harbours,  and the colourful villages add to a great experience. All my hosts have been friendly,  courteous and hospitable. Each B&B had its own character,  and certainly had the comfort and nourishing food needed after and /or before a days walk. Margaret’s place in Adrigole was special because it was sharing her home,  the home-cooked food was a treat, and the view of the bay was wonderful. I enjoyed all the places and people.


June 2019 – Belinda & Ken, Washington, USA
Hello, made it home. We wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip. We really enjoyed it loved the Beara!!!!  The hostess’s and host’s were wonderful everywhere and The Beara was just so beautiful. Thanks again for your patience and planning for us!


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