Our expert Guide will ensure you and your group see all the best hiking places in Ireland.
4 nights stay, 3 days hiking
Participants require a good level of fitness and be capable of walking up to 20km/ 12 mi a day.
“Wonderful experience. Knowledgeable guides and pleasant group members made such a difference.”
– Terry, USA, 2016
County Kerry’s Dingle Peninsula is probably one of Ireland’s best loved places for music, culture, history & early Christian archaeological remains that are easy to find, see & touch. Here you can immerse yourself into a history that is enthralling & a place that will capture your heart on our Guided Dingle Walk. It is also one of Ireland’s most beautiful coastal regions, situated in the south west and surrounded by the magnificent and at times wild Atlantic coastline. It is ringed by some glorious sandy beaches and craggy cliffs, while inland, the rolling hills and mountains are just waiting to be discovered. It is an official “Gaeltacht” region meaning that it is one of our bastions of Irish language and culture. It is the northernmost of the four major peninsulas in the south west and boasts Ireland’s most westerly point of land – “the next Parish is America”…! There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological monuments as you will find here with a remarkable preservation of over 2,000 monuments! Combine this visible history, with an oral tradition of stories that have been passed from generation to generation and you begin to understand just how unique this peninsula really is. National Geographic described it as the most beautiful place on earth. It has been discovered by our early Christian settlers, the Vikings, Hollywood, “Fungie” and yet still remains determined to simply be the idyllic and magnificent Dingle Peninsula, where nature speaks in all her glory.
Walk in the fresh air, feel the wind on your face, smell the salt from the sea and feel the soul of this amazing place. Meet the local people, feel the beat of the music that Dingle is so famous for while you are immersed into a land of hidden wonders.
Not Included: Personal drinks, medical expenses or gratuities.
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Arrive at your first Guesthouse in Dingle where you will stay for the duration of your holiday. Your Guide will meet you at 16.00hrs, introduce you to your group & give you some further details on your walks & the coming days of your holiday. If time allows, you may have the opportunity to walk around the shores of Dingle Harbour & possibly see the famous “Fungie” a wild dolphin that has adopted Dingle as his home. Enjoy your first evening meal together as you discuss the coming week.
PLEASE NOTE: We offer a
Courtesy Transfer from SHANNON AIRPORT at 12 noon & from KERRY AIRPORT at 2.00pm taking you on to the start of your holiday in Dingle to arrive there at approx. 15.30hrs.
Your first days walking is a lovely introduction to the Dingle Peninsula, with a spectacular over Slea Head and Mount Eagle, one of the richest areas of archaeology in this region, with its numerous beehive huts and promontory forts. There are breath taking views across the Blasket Sound & south to the Ring of Kerry, while west gives you vista’s over the Wild Atlantic Ocean. At the end of your walk, there will be time to enjoy some of the local beehive huts & early Christian sites that this region is so famous for. Return to your accommodation & enjoy your evening dinner in Dingle town.
Walk Details – Distance: 12kms. Duration: 4 hours. Max. Height: 520m. Some road walking, grass and rocky tracks. Boots essential.
Today’s walk takes you across to the magnificent Blasket Island once home to a population that have recorded many of the stories well known to this region & also a way of life long gone. Walking from here to the western tip of the island is a delight & offers amazing views with hiking that will take your breath away. Returning by the lower slopes of the island, you take the ferry back to the mainland & drive to your accommodation in Dingle to enjoy your evening meal together. If weather does not permit this trip over to the island, an alternative walk above Dingle town & near the infamous Conor Pass will be just as scenic & historical.
Walk Details – Distance: 10kms. Duration: 4 hours. Max. Height: 300m. Rocky and sometimes muddy mountain track & some road walking. Boots essential.
The pilgrim mountain of Mount Brandon has been a goal for many people over the years – proudly standing in the Brandon Massif & claiming Ireland’s second highest mountain range. This wonderful hike will both challenge and reward as your views from the top stretch as far north (on a clear day) to the Aran Islands and south as far as the eye can see. Enjoy the history as well as the beauty of this famous mountain as you follow St Brendan in his footsteps all those centuries ago. Return to Dingle for your final evening meal together & your overnight.
Walk Details – Distance: 12kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 952m. Grass tracks, bog land and roads. Can be wet underfoot – boots essential.
After Breakfast at approx. 09.30hrs, we offer a courtesy transfer to Tralee Bus/Rail Station. From here there is an excellent Public Bus/Rail service to all parts of Ireland be it city or airport. If required, this courtesy transfer will continue to Kerry Airport arriving at approx. 10.30hrs.