Dingle Way – 6 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

Easy Self-Guided Walking Hiking Tour Dingle Way Ireland

We offer two Dingle Way 6-Day tours. This one is a lower level and easier than our other 6-day Dingle Way tour.

The Dingle Way is one of Ireland’s premier long-distance walking trails and is along part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Taking in a distance of 179 km, the Dingle Way trail reveals to you some of the most startling scenery that you will find anywhere in Ireland. While walking the Dingle Way, you will encounter an array of archaeological monuments dating back from the Mesolithic period of around 6000 BC, including Standing Stones, Ogham Stones and a multitude of Beehive Huts, evidence of the rich culture of a bygone age.

Hiking around the Dingle peninsula, you will enjoy amazing views of lush green pastures sweeping down from the heather-clad mountains above to reach a wild and rugged Atlantic Coastline. The National Geographic Traveller has described the Dingle Peninsula as “the most beautiful place on earth”.

Prices / Dates

Price:  €729 per person sharing

Single Supplement: +€365

Solo Traveller Supplement: +€60

Tour Dates: 1 April to 15 October

Tour Grade: Easy

Accommodation: Guesthouse or B&B

Included / Excluded

Day 1 - Arrive Annascaul

We will supply you with all the travel details that you need to travel from Dublin or Shannon Airport to your first accommodation on the Dingle Way.

Day 2 - Lispole to Dingle town

We will arrange a complimentary taxi transfer to Lispole to the start of your walk. From Lispole, the trail takes you west to the town of Dingle along a series of minor roads that meander around the surrounding countryside and open mountains, taking you northwest back towards the spine of the Dingle Peninsula. From here the views over Dingle Bay are simply awe-inspiring. You will stay overnight in Dingle

Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles, Ascent: 190 m / 570 ft, Approximate walking time: 3 / 4 hour

Day 3 - Ventry to Dunquin

We will arrange a complimentary taxi transfer from Dingle Town to the Village of Ventry to begin today's walking tour of the Dingle Way, mostly along minor roads and beaches. As you walk beyond the village of Ventry, you will enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery on your hiking vacation. The Dingle Way weaves through fuchsia hedges and climbs an old track on the foothill of Mount Eagle past the early Christian beehive huts at Fahan. Behind are views of Ventry Harbour and south are some amazing views of the Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island. Ahead, the Dingle Way opens up to Slea Head and the Blasket Islands. Beyond this is America!

You will stay overnight in Dunquin. 

Distance: 16.3 km / 10.2 miles, Ascent: 390 m / 1070 ft, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 4 - Dunquin to Ballyferriter

We recommend a visit to the Blasket Island Interpretative Centre to learn about the harshness of life on the Islands. The last inhabitants resettled on the mainland in 1953. Other than fishing and sheep farming on the windblown hills, there is little else to maintain the local communities. The route follows the Norse named Smerwick Harbour and a detour takes you to Dun an Oir, the Fort of Gold where Italian and Spaniard soldiers were besieged by troops of Queen Elizabeth I in 1580.

Ballyferriter is situated in a stunning green valley, sheltering under majestic Cruach Mhárthain to the south and the Three Sisters to the east and is the last major village west of Dingle Town. You will stay overnight in Ballyferriter. 

Distance: 16.5 km / 10.3 miles, Ascent: 215 m / 645 ft, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 5 - Ballyferriter village to Cuas

Today's walk offers you superb views of both mountains and sea. You are in the cradle of early Christian civilization here, with as many as sixty notable sites of cultural and religious development from the 5th to 9th centuries. Your walking trail takes you along the eastern side of Smerwick Harbour through the townland of Ballydavid and through sheep farming countryside to your destination in Cuas. You will stay overnight in Cuas. 

Distance: 16.25 km / 10.14 miles, Ascent: 131 m / 394 ft, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 6 - Depart

After a hearty breakfast, you will have a complimentary taxi transfer back to Dingle town for your onward journey.

A few words from our customers...

My husband and I had wanted to do a walking tour for a long time. We finally decided on Ireland and the Dingle Peninsula. We contacted several tour companies including Footfalls. We chose them because they offered the support and length of hiking per day that we were looking for. Overall we had a great time, met some fine people and heard some good music. We would love to visit again.
Alyson & Richard
Everything worked out just fine including only one day of serious rain on the Dingle Way and no rain in the Wicklow area. The lodgings were nice and comfortable, and our hosts were very helpful. At each place we stayed, we said we said we could see spending more time there. The scenery in both areas could not have been better. The maps and directions were great, and we did not get lost or misplaced, only momentarily uncertain! We took our time and enjoyed the sounds and sights of birds and watched lambs cavorting in the pastures. We have highly recommended your tours to family and friends and we hope someday to return to the beautiful Emerald Isle. ☘️
Fred & Lisa