1. Ireland
  2. Kerry
  3. Killarney

Carrauntoohil Guided Hike

Product ID: 125654
Hike across the highest mountain in Ireland and get stunning views of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountain range from Carrauntoohil. Encounter steep gullies and glacier lakes in a paradise landscape for walking.
About this activity
Duration: 8.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike to the top of Carrauntoohil mountain
  • Get spectacular views of the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range
  • Break for lunch at the highest point in Ireland
  • Enjoy a hot drink around a roaring fire at Cronin's Yard
Full description
Reconnect with nature as you cross the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. Travel along small country roads until you reach the starting point of your nature hike at Cronin's Yard. Listen to a short safety briefing and put on your hiking gear before you set off. Then, venture into the wilderness as your guide tells you all about the history of the area.

Hear how the mountains and valleys were formed, and learn about the native wildlife that thrives in the remote environment. Reach the iconic Carrauntoohil Cross at the top of the mountain in about 3 hours, depending on your pace. Break for lunch and to take in the expansive views.

Take some souvenir photos to prove that you made it to the highest point in Ireland. Then, start your descent back down the mountain to make use of the facilities at Cronin's Yard on arrival. Enjoy an invigorating shower and warm up with drinks around a roaring fire in the café. 
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Any activities and services not listed on the itinerary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Cronin’s Yard, Mealis, Beaufort, Killarney, County Kerry.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Bring a rain jacket and pants, walking shoes or boots, a rucksack or bag to carry your food and clothes, and suitable clothing for hiking, such as a fleece, hat, and gloves
• Do not wear cotton T-shirts or jeans as they will hold water and can increase the chance of getting hypothermia
• Bring extra clothes to change into at the end of the hike
• Bring a warm drink and water (approximately 1 liter)
• Bring food for your lunch and snacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Very good tour on perfect sunny day

Highly recommended this tour.I met very good people.Guides friendly and knowledgable.Great views for pictures.Worth to go.

May 7, 2018

Organized by

Wild n Happy Group Ltd

Product ID: 125654