Forget the Ring of Kerry – instead, hike in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains of magical Kerry.
Wilderness Ireland’s philosophy is to bring people into the wild – using your own two feet as much as possible! Our trips prioritise outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and active family tours. Vehicle transfer times are limited as much as possible – both to better your experience as well as limit our footprint on the local environment.
While travelling with Wilderness Ireland, you’ll learn about the environment – both in a global and local sense. While our trips are predominately about enjoying Ireland, there is an educational aspect to them as well.
You’ll learn about local flora and fauna in Ireland while hiking through centuries-old hardwoods and young, new forests. You’ll climb mountains, kayak amongst seals and cycle through ancient bogs – many of which, due to recent efforts, are now protected from peat cutting. You’ll learn about the adverse effects of climate change or other environmental stressors – such as what the lack of predators or the introduction of non-native species does to a fragile eco-system, or how climate changes in other parts of the globe can affect Ireland in unexpected ways.
Appreciate the environment by exploring the Great Outdoors. Meet seals and seabirds on our Hiking & Island Hopping on Ireland’s West Coast, and puffins on Rathlin Island on our hiking the Causeway Coast. If you’re lucky you might also see whales, dolphins and basking sharks off Ireland’s west coast, or red deer in Killarney or Wicklow. Hike to ancient Celtic and Christian ruins in Connemara & Mayo to appreciate how man and nature co-existed in ancient times. Bike through the wilds of Donegal to appreciate how people have found ways to thrive in some of Ireland’s most remote landscapes.