County Kerry

3 Peaks of Ireland

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct£899 pp

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Experience the beautiful mountain scenery of County Kerry in South West Ireland and the rugged Wicklow Mountains in Leinster, and climb the highest peak in Ireland’s 3 biggest mountain ranges, all in one weekend.

We run this trip for exclusive groups of a minimum of 8x participants between May-October on dates of your choosing – please enquire with us for further information and our adventure team will be in touch to help build your exclusive adventure!

Quick Facts

  • 3 days guiding by qualified mountain leaders
  • Total Distance – 20 to 25 miles depending on choice of routes
  • Total Height Gain – 2,500m
  • Highest Point – 1,038m – Carrauntoohil
  • Comfortable accommodation provided to take the hassle out of your trip
  • Many years experience offering guided trips
  • You need to be pretty fit and have a head for heights

About & Details

Brandon Peak on the Dingle Peninsula, at 952m, is the highest mountain in the Brandon Mountain range. Mount Brandon (Irish: Sliabh Bhreandáin or Cnoc Bréanainn) takes its name from Saint Brendan ‘The Navigator’, who legend suggests climbed to the summit around 530AD to see the Americas, before setting sail for them.

Mount Brandon owes its craggy shape to the work of local glaciers during the ice age, which gouged out a series of corries (cwms) on the eastern flank of the mountain. Running in a line almost all the way to the summit are some Paternoster lakes, a series of rock steps each of which are occupied by a lake, the largest being Loch Cruite. Carrauntoohil, at 1038m, is the highest mountain in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range and the highest mountain in Ireland. A large metal cross, 5m tall, tops the peak. The name ‘Carrauntoohil’ derives from the Irish language Corrán Tuathail, meaning ‘Tuathal’s sickle’. Lugnaquilla, at 925m, is the highest mountain in the Wicklow Mountain range. In Irish, Lugnaquilla = Log na Coille, meaning Hollow of the Wood. Views, on a clear day extend east across the Irish Sea to the hills of the Llŷn Peninsula and mountains of Snowdonia in Wales.


  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check to ensure you have everything you need to fully enjoy the following days
  • 3 nights twin room accommodation with breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement
  • Transfers between each of the peaks
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £90.00 per person per night
  • Extra night £90.00 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Extra night £145.00 per night for single room accommodation

Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout


We run this trip for exclusive groups of a minimum of 8x participants between May-October on dates of your choosing – please enquire with us for further information and our adventure team will be in touch to help build your exclusive adventure!


  • Day 1 - Thursday

    Fly from the UK to Kerry Airport and you will be transferred to the picturesque town of Dingle where you will be staying for the night.  Meet your guide who is a qualified mountain leader and experience some local hospitality at a local Inn!

  • Day 2 - Friday

    Breakfast then depart for Brandon. Depending on the weather we will either take the main tourist path or the scenic ‘7 lakes’ route. Return to Dingle by mid afternoon and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 3 - Saturday

    Breakfast then depart for Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland. Again we have a choice of routes depending on weather and appetite. Descend the mountain by mid afternoon and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 4 - Sunday

    Breakfast then depart for Lugnaquilla. Return to transport early afternoon and transfer to Dublin. Either late afternoon flight back to the UK or optional overnight stay in Dublin.


This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. Every effort is made to fit the course around your needs and abilities.

The Route

Find some of the reviews our wonderful customers have left for us below, or read them all here!

Heather Parr
3 months ago

Maximum Adventure exceeded expectations, planning a trip for me last minute and off season through the glorious Lake District. The hotels were top rate, as was the food and my daily gluten free sandwich. Nathalie got the route guide sent to me in a couple of days and the baggage service was impeccable. It was the only tour guide company that responded immediately to my last minute request. Looking forward to more adventures with your company!!!

Chris Evans
3 months ago

David and I walked the Speyside Way in September 2023 and very much enjoyed the adventure. Maximum Adventure Ltd organised our nightly accommodation and uplifting of our luggage in a seamless manner, which made the whole trip so easy with no stress. This is the second time that I have personally used Maximum Adventures Ltd and I would recommend them to others as they offer a friendly and efficient service.

Göte Fredriksson
4 months ago

We realy appreciated the tour we did on Hadrians Wall path in May.Beautiful scenery, decent weather, god arrangements including lodging, transport, bagagehandling etc. We came well prepared . In this preparation Maximum adventures gave us great support, as we are coming from abroad with no knowledge of conditions on the path. We had great BnBs and could concentrate on de daily walks that gave us great pleasure.Thank you England and Hadrians Wall path for your friendly reception and well mantained walking path.Thank you Maximum Adventures for your good service.We would love to come back in the future.

Jerry Kashinski
4 months ago

Maximum Adventure did a great job for us. With less than a month's notice, it set up an itinerary, lodging and luggage porterage for a walk from Carlisle to Newcastle, England along Hadrian's Wall. The lodging was fantastic, as was the itinerary and support during the walk. We'd definitely use Maximum Adventure again and would recommend them without reservation!

Fiona Reilly
5 months ago

I was part of a climb on 23/09, didn't think I would make ut, but I did. The descent was a different story.. I got jelly legs and lost my confidence. If it wasn't for James, my Sherpa would never have made it. Can't thank him enough, Will, met you briefly.Both of them were very knowledgeable, we had the most amazing views at the summit...the pain is still worth it and

Tom Graham
5 months ago

I walked the West Highland Way with my dad and brother. The organisation was excellent by Samantha. Itinerary and instructions were clear and all the bookings and luggage transfers went smoothly. As a result we were able to ensure the fantastic walk and not worry about anything. I would happily recommend Maximum Adventure to others.

Sarah Bracken
5 months ago

Absolutely brilliant guide - knowledgeable, interesting and humorous in addition to looking after our safety so well - making sure we ate and suggesting when to layer up! Would highly recommend!

Diana Straub
6 months ago

We just got home from our 8-days Hadrian's Wall hike and we just loved it!Everything was perfectly organized!We had great B&Bs and hotels with very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Our favorite was the Dacre House with Clare. But then again, all were great!The luggage was always at the day's destination, no matter how early we got to the accommodation.The description of how to get to the accommodations were clear and precise.The road map and the guide book were waiting for us as we got to the first B&B and were very helpful and interestingThanks, Maximum Adventure!

Kristin Hentschel
6 months ago

Praise for the West Highland Hike and the Maximum Adventure planners, esp. our planner Samantha. Great experience in every regard.

Simon Bradish
6 months ago

Booked for the 3 UK Peaks adventure, it was organised perfectly and everything when to plan. Accommodation was good, transport excellent, our guide (Patrick) brilliant, so cannot fault the trip and adventure. I personally expected too much from myself and was unable to fully summit as this adventure is not for beginners, I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2003 when I was 42 and twenty years later, although relatively fit, my endurance didn't last. So I did a half summit for Ben Nevis & Scafell, thanks to Patrick for letting go back down on my own, it was brilliant. With Snowdon, a half summit is tricky as you can't descend the way you go up, so I decided to do some hiking in the area while the rest of the group did the climb. I took a chance and went to the ticket office and managed to get a single return ticket up to the summit of Snowdon at 9am which returned down by 11.30am. I was hoping to see my group on top and spring a surprise but the weather was terrible. I highly recommend the trip but make sure you are fit enough otherwise as there is an emphasis on time, so a slow walk up is going to slow everyone down and really delay the trip. Have Fun, Simon Bradish

Charity Information

How to take part for Charity

To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below.


Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10 weeks before departure.  With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

More Information

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

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