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Ireland Hiking & Walking Tour

Wander the wild beauty of Ireland's Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, and the Aran Islands

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Hiking + Walking

Activity Level

2, 3

Hotel Level

Explorer

Starting from

$3,699.00 per person

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Discover the untamed beauty of Ireland's Atlantic Coast on a hiking and walking tour from Doolin to Dingle.

Welcome to an unparalleled hiking and walking adventure along the captivating west coast of Ireland. Start with the Cliffs of Moher, standing boldly at the coastline's dramatic edge. Sail to Inis Mór and the Blasket Islands, where you’ll be stepping into the past. In the Burren, walk into a landscape of extraordinary limestone, unveiling otherworldly beauty. Climb Mount Brandon, meeting this hiking challenge with panoramic views from the top of one of Ireland’s most iconic peaks. Conclude in the scenic town of Dingle, a place framed by dramatic cliffs and expansive ocean views, renowned for its vibrant live music scene that animates the local culture. Our Ireland Hiking and Walking Tour offers unique accommodations and combines natural wonders, rich history, and delectable local cuisine into a memorable journey.

Trip Wows
  • Admire the vistas of the rugged Atlantic coast as you walk along the dramatic Cliffs of Moher

  • Meet a local goat farmer on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands, and discover authentic Irish life

  • Enjoy traditional music and hearty meals in the lively local pubs in Ballyvaughan and Dingle

  • Join our local expert for an exploration of the Blasket Islands, delving into the history of its past inhabitants and the surrounding Atlantic marine life

  • Hike a section of the mystical Dingle Way, all the way up to the peak of Mount Brandon

Atlantic Irish Coast

Hike the heart of the Dingle Peninsula—one of western Ireland's magical landscapes

Pause for a moment and savor the enchanting atmosphere of Ireland's western coast, a landscape brimming with the rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula. This region captivates with its dramatic cliffs, emerald greenery, and the timeless charm of its coastal villages.


What Guests are Saying

I had high expectations for my Trek Travel tour based on positive online reviews, but the actual trip and guides far surpassed them. I'm eagerly anticipating another journey with you.

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Kim M., Trek Travel Guest

This trip is truly special to me. It lets you dive into the soul of Ireland, with its mystical and wild coastlines, history-packed islands, and those lively pubs where the Irish spirit shines. You won't leave this place the same.

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Melanie, Trek Travel Trip Designer

What a wonderful vacation! Everyone in our group had a blast. Very organized and professional. Beautiful adventures, food, history and culture, and great company. Very impressed. Excellent service and guides. Well done.

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Kate C., Trek Travel Guest


People walking in the green irish landscape near the ocean

Great Hike

The Dingle Way

Challenge yourself on a segment of the Dingle Way, culminating in epic views from the lofty Mount Brandon


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Activity Information

Hotels
outside view of the gregans castle hotel in Ireland
Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Gregans Castle Hotel
Explorer

Welcoming guests since the 1940s, Gregans Castle Hotel, family-run since 1976, is an 18th-century manor on the Wild Atlantic Way. Spectacular views stretch across the Burren hills, which inspired the author of “The Lord of the Rings,” to Galway Bay, providing a timeless and picturesque escape. Inside, discover open fires, candlelight, and a blend of modern art with antique furniture, creating an inviting atmosphere.

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Dingle, Ireland
Pax House
Explorer

Pax House embodies the serene beauty of Dingle with a unique pace and calmness. Offering the warmth of a bed and breakfast and the professionalism of a boutique hotel, it features stunning art and breathtaking views. A stylish and restful retreat awaits you, perfectly situated just minutes from downtown Dingle.

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Dingle, Ireland
Greenmount House
Explorer Hotel Variation. See dates for details.

Operated by the Curran family since 1977, Greenmount House is a modern guesthouse surrounded by beautiful gardens. Located on an elevated site, it offers stunning panoramic views of Dingle Bay. Just a five-minute walk from the lively town of Dingle, the guesthouse features spacious rooms with a relaxed, country-house atmosphere.

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Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.


Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for you hiking and walking tour with us. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • For a comfortable hiking experience, we recommend wearing sturdy, waterproof hiking shoes with high ankle support.
  • Please note that because weather conditions can change rapidly, guides may choose to modify the daily hike for your safety. This could involve changes in both distance and elevation.
  • Alternate Day 4 itinerary for September 29 & October 6 departures: Boat trips to the Blasket Islands will not be available in October, but we have an equally engaging alternative for you! See Day 4 of the itinerary for further details.

Before and After Your Trip

FAQs

Average fall temperatures in Ireland range from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26ºC). Always remember that rain is possible at any time of the year–daily Irish weather is very unpredictable and a source of great local entertainment! It’s a good idea to bring a light rain jacket, as well as layers, as strong winds are common, especially near coastal areas.

View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts can vary. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

We have partnered with Santa Barbara Travel Bureau to offer our guests a dedicated concierge travel team that is available to assist you in getting to and from your Trek Travel trip. Learn more about our Travel Services

Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we suggest a tip for your guides between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip. See Hiking & Walking FAQs


Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself