8-Day Guided Dingle Peninsula Walk

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GUIDED TOUR

Our expert Guides will ensure you and your group see all the best hiking places in Ireland.

8 DAYS

DURATION

7 nights stay, 6 days hiking

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DIFFICULTY

Participants require a good level of fitness and be capable of walking up to 20km/ 12 mi a day.

€1,295 PPS

“The Dingle Peninsula encapsulated Ireland for us and we loved every aspect of our Guided Tour.  There was huge variety in the scenery and walking experiences which made every day an adventure (even when it was blowing a gale).  We felt at one with the landscape, and meeting interesting locals at our charming, albeit quaint accommodation each evening simply enhanced the ‘Irish’ experience.  We’d return in a heartbeat.  And we’d look no further than Ireland Walk Hike Bike to welcome us again.”

– Rose-Marie, Australia, 2011

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Starting in the Slieve Mish Mountains, once home to a mythological princess your tour of the Dingle Peninsula takes you from cosmopolitan town of Dingle with its brightly painted houses leading to a harbour lined with traditional pubs and the sound of Irish Music & song.
Beyond Dingle, the weather sculptured land on the famous Slea Head recall earlier times when they were isolated by mountain & ocean, particularly on the ancient pilgrim route winding from Ventry Beach to the summit of the Holy Mount Brandon.

5-Day options available on request.

Tour Dates

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  • Mar 18th – 25th*
  • Apr 8th – 15th* (ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT!)
  • May 13th – 20th*
  • Jun 17th – 24th*
  • Jul 1st – 8th*
  • Jul 22nd – 29th*
  • Aug 12th – 19th*
  • Sep 9th – 16th*
  • Oct 7th – 14th*

Highlights

  • Maghana Bo
  • Blasket Islands
  • Slieve Mish Mountains

Whats Included?

  • Expert, Experienced, Local Guide for the duration of the tour
  • 7 night’s Bed and Breakfast.
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning.
  • Picnic lunch (on hike days only).
  • 7 Evening Dinners.
  • 6 days walking. Varied and interesting each day.
  • Transport to/from each days walking locations and luggage transfers when required.
  • 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 – €250.00.
  • Not Included: Any boat trips (eg. ferry to Skellig Islands) | personal drinks | entrance fees to theatres | parks or museums etc. | medical expenses or gratuities.

Day by Day

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Arrive at your first guesthouse in Tralee where you stay for the first 2 nights of your holiday. You will be met by your guide & the group will enjoy an evening meal together and a general chat about the coming week’s walks.

Enjoy your wonderful first day’s hike among the Slieve Mish Mountains with views over Tralee Bay, the broad Atlantic and the wild countryside of this region. After the hike, we transfer you to your accommodation. Evening meal in local restaurant.

Walk DetailsDistance: 16kms.  Duration: 5 hours.  Max. Height: 250m. Rocky and sometimes muddy mountain track.  Boots essential.

Today, you cross the peninsula from north to south, following a spectacular old farmer’s track called ‘the way of the cow’ across the plateau and visiting a genuine old famine village on the way.  You finish in the lovely little village of Annascaul from where we transfer you to Dingle, where you stay for your next 3 nights. This evening, enjoy dinner together in one of the many excellent local restaurants in the town.

Walk Details – Distance: 16kms.  Duration: 5 hours.  Max. Height: 400m.  Grass tracks, open bogland.  Can be wet underfoot – boots essential.  Some road walking.

Enjoy a wonderful hike around the spectacular Slea Head – one of the richest areas of archaeology in this region, with its numerous beehive huts and promontory forts.  There are breathtaking views from Mount Eagle on the way.  Return to Dingle for dinner and overnight.

Walk Details – Distance: 14kms.  Duration: 5 hours.  Max. Height: 200m.  Beach walking, some road walking, grass and rocky tracks.  Boots recommended.

This is your ‘easy day’ and if weather and boats permit, we may arrange a visit to the Great Blasket Island, renowned for its great storytellers and the literature they produced.  If weather or boats are not co-operating, your Guide will arrange a lovely short local walk, giving you time to enjoy Dingle town afterwards.  Evening meal and overnight in Dingle.

Today, you follow a wonderful route at the north western tip of the Dingle Peninsula, in the shadows of Mount Brandon mountain & with magnificent views of Brandon Bay.  At the end of the hike you descend to the lovely, picturesque village of Cloghane where you spend your last two nights of the tour and enjoy your evening meal.

Walk Details – Distance: 18kms.  Duration: 5hours.  Max. Height: 650m. Grass and rocky tracks, open bogland and some road walking.  Boots essential

Your last day’s hike is spectacular, taking you into the heart of the Brandon Range of mountains to the famous ‘paternoster lakes’ with views over Brandon Bay and Fermoyle Strand. NB – Weather permitting, and with guide’s advice, there may be an option for some of the group, should they wish, to continue to the top of this ‘sacred’ Brandon Mountain. If weather or group ability makes for an easier day, then a wonderful walk along Ireland’s longest beach or a local circular walk will be our substitute.  Return to Cloghane for farewell dinner and overnight.

Walk Details – Distance: 12kms.  Duration: 5 – 7 hours.  Max. Height: 600 – 950m.  Rough mountain tracks and rocky terrain.  Boots essential.

A courtesy transfer will be offered to you from Cloghane to Tralee Bus/Rail Station arriving there at approx. 09.30 hrs.  From Tralee there is an excellent bus and train service to all major towns, cities and villages in Ireland. Tralee to Cork Airport is approx 3 hrs by bus. Tralee to Shannon Airport is just over 3 hrs by bus.

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