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    Hiking

    The Dingle Way

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    Deposit From: €641€641
    Region: South West – Cork & Kerry
    Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
    Confirmed: When 3 Travellers Book

    Next Departure: 20th - 26th Apr 2024
    Accommodation: Classic

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      Trip Overview

      Created by: Patricia Doe


      The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry on Ireland’s west coast encompasses some of Ireland’s most extraordinary landscapes.

      By hiking the Dingle Way, you’ll follow an internationally-renowned hiking trail that circumnavigates this unique corner of the world, exploring Dingle’s breathtaking scenery, ancient neolithic sites, award-winning cuisine, traditional Irish music, and colourful Irish characters.

      Leave all the details to us. Your experienced outdoors guide will lead you on a guided hike of the Dingle Way to explore the storied Irish landscapes at your leisure. Hiking the Dingle Way with a guide will provide you with a unique insight into the history, geology, wildlife, folklore and of course the people of the Dingle Way.

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      Itinerary

      Day 1 – Welcome to the Dingle Peninsula Read More

      Day 1

      Welcome to the Dingle Peninsula

      Meeting in Tralee, we’ll enjoy our first lunch together before trading the city hubbub for the wind-rustled landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. A short yet breathtaking scenic stroll to stretch our legs will introduce us to the wonders of Dingle before a delicious seaside dinner together.

      Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 3 km / 2 miles | Approx: 1 hrs

      Day 2 – Minard Castle to Dingle Town Read More

      Day 2

      Minard Castle to Dingle Town

      Our trail starts at the ruins of the impressive 16th century Minard Castle overlooking a salt-sprayed sandy cove. Hear stories of Cromwell’s struggle to drive the stubborn Gaelic clans from this castle as we marvel at the views of Dingle Bay and the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula. Traversing sweeping landscapes and country lanes, we finish our hike amidst the colourful lanes of Dingle town, renowned for its cheery pubs, traditional Irish music, local artisans, and its fabulous seafood cuisine. Tonight, we’ll join the locals in one of the pubs to experience some real ‘craic agus ceoil’ (‘fun and music’).

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 18 km / 11 miles | Approx: 5 hrs

      Day 3 – Mount Eagle to Slea Head, Ireland's Westerly Point Read More

      Day 3

      Mount Eagle to Slea Head, Ireland's Westerly Point

      Uninterrupted Atlantic views are the reward for traversing a short uphill section over the saddle of Mount Eagle. The Dingle Peninsula hosts some of the richest collection of archaeological sites in Europe – we’ll come across standing stones and prehistoric monuments, as well as clochains or beehive huts, which may be as much as 2,000 years old. Today’s hike veers a little off of the Dingle Way to include some of the peninsula’s most impressive trails and coastal walking.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 12 km / 7 miles | Approx: 4 hrs

      Day 4 – Smerwick Harbour & Wine Strand Read More

      Day 4

      Smerwick Harbour & Wine Strand

      Over the years, numerous artists have been lured to the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, finding inspiration in Dingle’s wild crashing shores, glittering coves and rolling mountains. It’s easy to see why as we follow the quiet north shores of Dingle, a remote corner of the peninsula that is visited by few others. Our hike follows the white sand shores of Smerwick Harbour and Wine Strand, with the iconic Three Sisters hills behind us and brilliant turquoise waters below. For the perfect end of the day, visit a microbrewery for a tour and tasting to quench the day’s thirst. Meet Ireland’s first female microbrewer and see how locally-sourced resources such as water from an on-site well are combined to produce seasonal beers.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 12 km / 7 miles | Approx: 4 hrs

      Day 5 – Hiking Mount Brandon Read More

      Day 5

      Hiking Mount Brandon

      Up for a challenge? Today we make our way through the wildest part of Dingle, following a rough trail along the shoulder of Mount Brandon, a route often used by pilgrims to climb the holy mountain. According to legend, St Brendan had a vision of a “promised land” while seated at the mountain’s summit. He consequently set sail for his promised land and supposedly disembarked in 535 AD (900 years before Columbus) on American soil. Passing pre-historic Ogham stones and panoramic ocean views, the trail climbs over Mt Brandon’s saddle before descending into Brandon Bay and the teacup-sized Brandon Village.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 13 km / 8 miles | Approx: 4 hrs

      Day 6 – The Maharees & Woodworker Studio Read More

      Day 6

      The Maharees & Woodworker Studio

      After yesterday’s climb, our beach walk along the length of Ireland’s longest white sand beach comes as a relief. Stretching out along a spit of undulating sand dunes known as the Maharees, the waves here are popular with wind and kite surfers. The sand dunes create a unique ecosystem, home to the rare Natterjack toad, Whooper swan and the Bewick’s mute swan. We’ll also visit a woodworking studio where a charismatic furniture maker and storyteller will show us some traditional carving techniques. We’ll enjoy a final dinner together in Dingle town where we toast our accomplishments hiking the Dingle Way.

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Walk Details: 17 km / 11 miles | Approx: 7 hrs

      Day 7 – Dingle to Tralee Read More

      Day 7

      Dingle to Tralee

      Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning before saying goodbye to the wilds of the Dingle Peninsula. Head back to the town of Tralee and enjoy a time for some last-minute shopping before leaving the west coast to begin your journey home.

      Meals Included: Breakfast

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      Trip Dates & Prices

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      Trip Dates for 2024AvailabilityStatusPriceBook
      20th Apr - 26th Apr 20241 place(s) leftGuaranteed €2,490Book Now
      4th May - 10th May 2024Trip FullFULLY BOOKED €2,490
      6th Jul - 12th Jul 20244 place(s) leftGuaranteed €2,490Book Now
      17th Aug - 23rd Aug 20241 place(s) leftGuaranteed €2,490Book Now

      Make This Trip Private

      Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your preferred departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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      Trip Details

      Accommodation Read More

      This trip features accommodations chosen for their excellent location, service and comfort. All accommodations provide breakfast. Whether you’re looking for the liveliness of a traditional Irish pub or beautiful beach vistas, all the accommodations we use on the Dingle Way Hiking Trip play an exciting part in your journey through the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland’s southwest.

      We do not charge single person supplements to people booking on their own. However, you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you specifically require a single room you will have to pay the single supplement charge which is subject to availability.

      Single Rooms

      There is no supplement charged to solo travellers, however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you request a double room for single occupancy, a supplement of €400 is charged.

      Due to the nature of the accommodations we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

      Meals Read More

      Meals are included in the price of this trip with the exception of dinner on one night. Breakfast is provided each morning, as well as lunch and snacks throughout the trip. Dinner is provided every night. Local pubs and restaurants offer a wide choice of local dishes.

      On this trip, we generally eat dinner as a group however if you would like to make alternative arrangements you are free to do so. Your guide will have an evening off during this trip where they do not eat with the group. They will recommend options for dinner that evening and will help you make any necessary reservations.

      Inclusions Read More
      • 6 nights accommodation in unique and cosy guest houses and hotels
      • Most meals during the trip
      • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable hiking guide/driver throughout
      • Pickup and transport throughout the trip, starting and finishing in Tralee
      • 7 days of guided hiking along the famous Dingle Way, which circumnavigates the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula
      • Entrance, activity and admission fees as stated in the itinerary
      Grading Read More

      Blue Graded 4-6

      Our blue-graded trips involve exploring some of Ireland’s best hiking regions, introducing some steeper climbs to summits as well as valley and coastal hikes. The hike will be conducted at a steady pace and you will typically hike 5-7 hours per day. The terrain underfoot can be anything from well maintained hiker’s trails to rough or boggy ground, boulder fields and mountain tops.

      The daily hikes will occasionally involve a mountain ascent of over 3000ft / 900m high. More challenging days are interspersed with lower level valley, coastal or forest walks, which would include some cultural highlights along the way.

      Can you comfortably hike for around 10 miles (16km) with the occasional longer day? Are you happy with some ascents of 3,000ft / 900m? Are you comfortable on a variety of terrain from good paths to rough mountain tracks?

      Travel - Arrival and Departure Read More

      You will be met by your Wilderness Ireland Guide at the Tralee Casement Train Station at 13:00 on Day 1 of your trip. You will be dropped off at Tralee Casement Train Station by 12:00 on the last day of your trip. For full details on how to get to Tralee, please see our Travel to Ireland section here.

      Speak to an Expert

      Patricia Doe

      An avid cyclist and hiker, Patricia enjoys exploring Ireland’s wild landscapes every chance she gets u2013 she particularly loves the under-appreciated regions of Mayo, Connemara, Sligo and Donegal. Having spent many years in the hospitality industry, Patricia is an expert on Ireland’s luxury and unique accommodations. As Wilderness Ireland’s General Manager and head of the sales team, Patricia is ready to help make your Irish adventure spectacular.

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      Difficulty Grades Explained

      Blue Graded 4-6

      Our blue-graded trips involve exploring some of Ireland’s best hiking regions, introducing some steeper climbs to summits as well as valley and coastal hikes. The hike will be conducted at a steady pace and you will typically hike 5-7 hours per day. The terrain underfoot can be anything from well maintained hiker’s trails to rough or boggy ground, boulder fields and mountain tops.

      The daily hikes will occasionally involve a mountain ascent of over 3000ft / 900m high. More challenging days are interspersed with lower level valley, coastal or forest walks, which would include some cultural highlights along the way.

      Can you comfortably hike for around 10 miles (16km) with the occasional longer day? Are you happy with some ascents of 3,000ft / 900m? Are you comfortable on a variety of terrain from good paths to rough mountain tracks?

      Find Out More

      Trip Reviews

      Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 36 review(s) of Hiking – The Dingle Way

       

      Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

      That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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      Michael Duggan

      Reviewed on 12/10/2023

      Age: 50 - 60
      Trip Date: 23/09/2023
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      I had a very good experience, we had a wonderful guide and the hikes were beautiful! Although the weather was not great we made the best of it

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      Elena Seibert

      Reviewed on 09/10/2023

      Age: 60 - 70
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 23/09/2023
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      Final verdict was that it was a success. Better food next time, please.

      LD

      Lauren Duggan

      Reviewed on 03/10/2023

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 23/09/2023
      Trips Taken: 1

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