3 Day Self-Guided Burren Hike

Explore the famous region of The Burren on this fascinating 3 day self-guided tour. This tour is a botanist’s dream. Explore limestone landscapes, stone walls, lakes, moorland, jagged peaks, bogland pools & so much more.

Famous for it’s bare limestone pavements & stone walls, this location has been described as ‘lunar’ in it’s appearance.

A unique tour, packed full of interesting landscapes & facts.

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SELF GUIDED TOUR

The perfect way for the independent explorer to see our hidden gems & discover the many paths less travelled.

3 DAYS

DURATION

2 nights stay, 2 days hiking

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DIFFICULTY

Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous hiking experience is recommended.

€199

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– Tom & Toni, USA, 2016

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Self-Guided Burren Hike

‘Burren’ is derived from the Irish word boireann meaning ‘place of stone’, and the name could not be more apt. There is no part of Ireland where rock so obviously dominates the landscape as it does in this corner of County Clare.
The Burren covers an area of some 260 square kilometres. Famous for its bare limestone pavements dissected by deep crevices and traversed by countless stone walls. Almost devoid of trees and surface water, it has been described as ‘lunar’ in its appearance. An ancient limestone plateau lies beneath which is a labyrinth of pot-holes, caves, streams and lakes. This unusual and apparently hostile environment is a botanist’s paradise as around ¾ of Ireland’s plant species are found here. This is more than any other region.

The Burren Self Guided Hike begins at Doolin on the west coast of Clare. After visiting the Cliffs of Moher, which fall 200m sheer into the Atlantic, you follow the Burren Way to Doolin. The following day’s walk, also along the Burren Way, brings you to the village of Ballyvaughan on Clare’s north coast. You will also explore the barren karst landscape to the east of Ballyvaughan on your Burren Self Guided Hike.

If you would like a longer hiking holiday you should check out our 8 Day Self-Guided Burren Aran Connemara Hike

Highlights

  • Aran Islands
  • The Burren
  • Cliffs of Moher

Whats Included?

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  • 2 night’s Bed and Breakfast.
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning.
  • 2 days walking. Varied and interesting each day.
  • Transfers to & from daily hikes as listed below.
  • Give you full walking details, easy to read route descriptions and maps of the area.
  • 24 hrs Emergency/Information contact number.
  • Full pre-departure information pack to allow you to fully plan for your holiday and so get the most from this Irish walking experience.
  • Airport transfers arranged/booked if required.
  • Extra days/nights booking on request.
  • Advice service provided to aid planning any additional activities, travel, etc.
  • Prices are per person sharing. Single Room Supplement – €105.00. Solo Traveller Supplement – €145.00.

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Arrive to Doolin where you will be spending your first night. On arrival at your first accommodation, your hostess will give you your full Detailed Information pack. She will also be able to recommend some of the excellent local restaurants and suggest some of the pubs where you will find great traditional Irish music.

Access for this holiday is by a taxi or bus connection from Galway City or Shannon Airport to Doolin. This service is available all year round.

From your guesthouse you will walk to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.  From here you follow the “Burren Way” along the cliff tops to Hags Head and return by the same route, but enjoying a completely different panorama.  Once back at the visitor centre, you will then be transferred back to your accommodations.

Walk Details: Distance: 16kms.  Max. Height: Level, descending at end of day.  Some road walking, muddy and rocky grass tracks, can be wet underfoot.  Boots essential.  Walking close to exposed cliff edge.

Travel by ferry from Doolin pier to Inis Oir – one of the smaller Aran Island.

Take a glorious looped hike around this unique limestone landscape before returning by ferry to Doolin for your departure.

Walk Details: Distance: 8 kms. Max. Ascent: 170m. Some road walking, muddy and rocky grass tracks, can be wet underfoot. Boots essential.

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€199

“Wonderful experience, quick responses and Maurice checked on us daily. Thankful for the fabulous vacation.”

– Tom & Toni, USA, 2016

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Collis Sandes House, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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