Why not experience a Tailor-Made Tour for a day hike while visiting Ireland? You can sample a section of one of the Waymarked Ways with the assistance of a local guide and transport. You can feel the ground beneath your feet as you really enjoy some of the off the beaten track sights and heritage centres.
We organise day hikes in various locations in Ireland in which our self-guided tours are located; Connemara, Aran Islands, Wicklow National Park, Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry & The Dingle Peninsula.
Just let us know your travel plans, which section of the route you would like to explore, where you are staying and we’ll do the rest.
Dingle Day Tour
For example, from Dingle town, you can walk the Dingle Way to Dunquin village.
18km, ascends 300m, approx. walking time 5 hours
Hike by-roads and lanes through sheep faming country to the village of Ventry. Beyond 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. It is just stunning.
Prices for a full day hike are €79 per person and include;
- Transport to and from your accommodation to the trail head
- Packed lunch
- Route notes and maps for a full day hike on your chosen route
To fully enjoy a hike on a Waymarked Trail, you will need some specialised clothing and equipment. We strongly suggest that you have the following items with you:
- FULLY WATERPROOF QUALITY RAINWEAR (Jacket + trousers)
- WATERPROOF HIKING BOOTS (with strong ankle support)
- LIGHT DAY SHOES
- DAYPACK (Bring a plastic bag liner to keep things dry)
- LUNCH BOX
- FLASK AND/OR WATERBOTTLE
- INSECT REPELLANT
- SMALL TOWEL or SIT MAT
- PLASTIC MAP HOLDER
- FIRST AID BOX – including blister plasters!
- HIKING POLE/WALKING STICK (if you usually use one when you are hiking)
If you are not carrying any of these items on your vacation, we can assist with providing them for your day tour. Please do ask us!