Walking Hiking

Dingle Way – 5 Days

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Dingle Way – 5 Day – Self-Guided Walking Holiday

The Dingle Way as a long distance self guided walking trail, is one of Ireland’s premier trails, on part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Taking in a distance of 179 km. The Dingle Way trail revelling to you some of the most startling scenery that you will find anywhere in the country. Walking the Dingle Way and you will encounter an array of archaeological monuments dating back from the Mesolithic Period of around 6000 BC. Standing stones; Ogham Stones and a multitude of beehive huts; evidence to its rich culture of a bygone age.

Hiking on the Dingle Way, around  the Dingle peninsula,  lush green pastures sweep down from the heather-clad mountains above to reach a wild and rugged Atlantic Coastline. All combined to make this land a world all to itself.

The National Geographic Traveller has described it as “the most beautiful place on earth”.

Tour Pricing & Dates

5 Day Tour €433 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€100
Tour Dates 2017 March to October
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse or B&B
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Arrive Dingle
We will supply your with all the travel details to get from your point of entry into Ireland to Dingle Town.
Day 2 / Dingle to Dunquin
The Dingle Way is mostly minor roads and beaches today, but beyond the village of Ventry, is some of the most spectacular scenery you could hope to find. The 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 to the Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island. Ahead the Way opens up to Slea Head and the Blasket Islands. Beyond this is America! Distance: 25.3 km, Ascents: 685 m Approximate walking time: 7/8 hrs Optional extra hike over Mount Eagle Distance: 7km, Ascent: 365m Approximate walking time: 3 hrs
Day 3 / Dunquin to Boherboy Village
A visit to the Blasket Island Interpretative Centre is recommended, to grasp the harshness of life on the islands, until 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 Elizabeth I in 1580. Ballydavid is a thriving fishing harbour and a Gaelic speaking community. Distance: 22 km , Ascents: 429 m Approximate walking time: 6/7 hrs
Day 4 / Boherboy Village to Cloghane
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. Today’s hike takes you up; up to the saddle of Mas an Tiompain, (the Pass of the Drum) below Brandon, Ireland’s second highest mountain at 950m. The scenery is superb, Tralee Bay, the Magharees against the hues of the Slieve Mish mountains. The descent to Cloghane is nothing short of thrilling on a clear day, and well-earned respite is available in the village! Distance: 27 km, Ascent: 750m Approximate walking time: 7/8 hrs
Day 5 / Depart
Depart Cloghane.

Included

  • 4 nights bed and breakfast
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • Dingle Way Maps and waterproof route notes
  • Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
  • Luggage transfers daily from inn to inn while you walk with just a small day pack.
  • All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
  • Full back up service, should you require it, while on our tour

Not Included

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals

Testimonials

  • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

    Nicole
  • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

    Adam
  • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

    Erin
  • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.

    Radha
  • Christopher, that was the best! We enjoyed every minute of our adventure in Ireland. You are an awesome tour guide. Thanks so much for a great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return soon. We will return!

    Barbara and Michael