Dingle Peninsula Guided Walking Tour

Dingle Peninsula Guided Walking Tour

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The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast.  Moreover, it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture.  There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments.

Join our team on this amazing and unforgettable tour around one of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland!

Provider: Maurice Whelan

Location (see map below): Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Duration: 5 – 8 Days

Availability: All year round.

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What your trip includes:

·      7 nights bed in room with private shower/ bathroom.  Full Irish breakfast  each morning.

·      Picnic lunch (on hike days only)

·      7 Evening Dinners

·      6 days walking with expert Irish Guide who accompanies the group for the duration of the holiday

·      Transport to/from each days walking locations and luggage transfers when required. 

 

Day-To-Day Overview:

Day 1

Arrive at your first guesthouse near Tralee where you stay for the first two nights of your holiday. Evening meal together and a general chat about the coming week’s walks.

Day 2

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 Details – Distance: 16kms.  Duration: 5 hours.  Max. Height: 250m. Rocky and sometimes muddy mountain track.  Boots essential.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

This is your ‘free day’ to allow you to partake in other activities if you wish – such as cycling, horseriding, canoeing or just laze about with a book!

Weather and boats permitting, we may arrange a visit to the Great Blasket Island, renowned for its great storytellers and the literature they produced.

Evening meal and overnight in Dingle.

Day 5

Enjoy a wonderful hike around the spectacularSlea 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.

Day 6

Today, you follow the Dingle Way across the shoulder of Mount Brandon, with magnificent views of Brandon Bay.  At the end of the hike you descend to the lovely, picturesque village ofCloghane 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.

Day 7

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 Peak. 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.

Day 8

Departures.  A courtesy transfer will be offered to you from Cloghane to Tralee Bus/Rail Stationarriving 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 CorkAirport is approx 3 hrs by bus. Tralee to ShannonAirport is just over 3 hrs by bus.