Ireland Hiking

Experience Dingle Peninsula and Ireland’s rich culture!

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This new, invigorating hiking adventure along the Dingle Peninsula has something to offer every kind of traveler. Enjoy moderate daily hikes offering amazing views of the wild, long stretches of sandy beaches and coastal nature. You’ll explore Irish and Gaelic language communities and delve into Ireland’s rich musical tradition and folklore history. You’ll also get a taste of fresh, delicious nouveax Irish cuisine and visit to farms, talented artisans and craftspeople.

Until very recently, the area had been closed off to influences of the modern world, leaving the languages and traditions of the region completely intact. Join us on this special insider’s introduction to our very own family and friends in this unique, friendly corner of Ireland!

Highlights

  • Experience Ireland’s most revered Dingle and Kerry Penisulas
  • Hike in the stunning Killarney National Park
  • Enjoy fresh, delicious and locally produced Irish food
  • Indulge in Irish music, song and dance in the evenings
  • Feel like a local with a one-of-a-kind insider look into this fascinating part of Ireland

Trip Details:

Walking Culture

Price: $4,395

Single Supplement: $700

Length: 7 days / 6 nights

Level: Athletic Beginner

Total Mileage: 48-50 miles

Daily Average: 8 miles

Terrain: Rolling hills

Start/End Locations: Killarney/Dingle

Trip Dates:

  • 07/10/17 - 07/16/17
  • 08/14/17 - 08/20/17

Make this tour Private or for more information, call:

800.866.7314

Day by Day

Killarney

We’ll meet midday for a welcome and intro lunch at the hotel and take a nice drive to Killarney National Park. From there, we’ll start our warm-up walk starting from the St. Mary’s Cathedral entrance to the park.

Killarney

After breakfast, we’ll take a horse-drawn carriage to the entrance of Killarney National Park to Muckross Estate. Our hiking for today will take place around the lake and up Torc Waterfall (where you’ll likely see or hear some Red deers), with an optional extra loop to Mangerton Mountain. To refresh, we’ll get lunch at Muckross House Restaurant or if you prefer, you can have a picnic lunch! Later on in the day, we’ll visit Killarney Brewing Company for a beer tasting, which will be followed by a dinner at Muckross Open Farms with traditional foods, music and dance!

Gap of Dunloe & Black Valley

The day starts with a quick drive to the Gap of Dunloe. We’ll take a peaceful morning walk up the Gap and down to Lord Brandon’s cottage, where we’ll have lunch with an Irish barbecue. Then, we’ll take a boat across the lake back to Killarney. In the evening, we’ll take an exhilarating walk in Killarney National Park after dinner, with Gaelic song and music abound!

Dingle Peninsula

This morning’s hike takes us around Slea Head, Ventry Strand and Dunquin. We’ll stop for a pottery demo at Louis Mulcahy Pottery at Dunquin. We’ll also have a brush-up Irish language lesson this evening before dinner.

Dingle Peninsula

From Ballyferriter this morning, we begin our hike to Cuas and back to Dingle, an astonishing panaramic clifftop hike along the ocean. Delve deeper with us into the Irish Gaeltacht and discover this unique ancient language, still spoken by the local people. We’ll then have an afternoon brewery visit to Dan Crean’s.

Ballyferriter

Today, we’ll tackle the gorgeous Mount Brandon and enjoy panoramic views of Dingle and the vast blue Atlantic Ocean with the awestriking Castlegregory Sandbar and Tralee in the distance. We’ll have an amazing farewell feast in Dingle in true Irish style, with a wide variety of local, fresh fish from the nearby fishing port.

Goodbye!

Today, our trip comes to an end! We’ll transfer you to Tralee railway train station, where you can take the train or bus to Dublin Airport. There will also be a transfer to Kerry Airport.

What's Included

Trip Planning

  • Service of local, professional guides throughout the program
  • Ciclismo t-shirt and water bottle
  • Shuttles at the beginning and end of tour

On The Tour

  • Beer and whiskey tastings

Accommodations & Meals

  • All accommodations
  • 5 dinners and 2 picnics or lunches
Here’s a sampling of some of the amazing places you’ll stay on your journey.

For a full listing, request a detailed itinerary!

Cahernane House Hotel

The Cahernane House is located quite close to the center of Killarney and from the National Park, and dates back to 1870. The hotel serves up tasty homestyle Irish fare in the on-site restaurant.

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Emlagh House

The Emlagh House is a cosy, elegant property located right on the Dingle Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The atmosphere is warm and elegant!
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Meet the Guides