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    New Trips for 2021

    Explore our exciting new hiking Ireland trips for 2021. Whether you’re looking for small group tours, self guided trips or private travel, immerse yourself in castles and pubs, Irish trad music, Gaeltacht communities, wild beaches, far-flung islands or challenging mountain summits, check out new trips in Ireland.

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    Exciting New Trips Launching in 2021

    Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! We’re happy to announce that our expert trip designing team has been busy designing exciting new adventures in Ireland for 2021. Exploring Ireland’s remote and far-flung destinations, travel across peaceful mountain ranges, along pristine beaches, across quiet islands and more.

    Self Drive - Connemara Escape

    Region: West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands
    Trip Type: Self Drive
    Comfort: Classic
    Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
    Duration: 3 Nights
    Price: €550

    The remote landscapes of Connemara is a place of raw, wild beauty. Here, find open spaces, rugged mountains, pristine beaches, cosy pubs, wee islands and heather-topped bogs. Escape the busy world and instead set off to the enjoy the wonders of Connemara’s outdoors. While Connemara is a popular region, few venture beyond the cultivated trails and visitor centres. This self drive trip instead takes you to some of Connemara’s little-explored hidden gems and quiet corners. 

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    Self Drive - West Cork Escape

    Region: South West – Cork & Kerry
    Trip Type: Self Drive
    Comfort: Classic
    Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
    Duration: 3 Nights
    Price: €550

    Meandering across the rolling West Cork hills, sea views spill out on either side of the narrow peninsulas. Soft, sheep-shorn grass blankets the ground, and waves crash against rocky coasts. West Cork is a place where food and cuisine – particularly local farmhouse cheeses – are an important part of the culture, making this half-forgotten region a true foodie’s paradise. Rich in ancient history, Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) villages, and pretty coves, this faraway region often feels like a world away. 

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    Self Guided Cycling - The Wilds of Sligo

    Region: North West – Sligo & Donegal
    Trip Type: Self Guided Cycling
    Duration: 6 Nights
    Price: €950

    Irish poet W.B. Yeats once called Sligo the “Land of Hearts Desire.” As the Wilderness Ireland office is based in Sligo, you’ll be biking along some of our favourite routes. In Sligo, cycle under the shadow of the iconic mountains of Knocknarea and Ben Bulben, dip your toes in at any number of quiet beaches, pedal through glens and past waterfalls, find castles and Neolithic tombs and drop into quaint pubs for a pint and a chat with a local. With a burgeoning foodie culture, you’ll feast on fresh seafood, hearty dishes and farm-to-fork cuisine.

    On this self guided trip along Sligo’s quiet lanes, leave all the details to us and instead focus on pedalling at your own pace, with the chance to stop and enjoy the views whenever you want.

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    Self Guided+ Cycling - Wild Atlantic Way Southwest

    Region: South West – Kerry & Cork
    Trip Type: Self Guided Cycling+
    Duration: 6 Nights
    Deposit From: €1,450

    The Wild Atlantic Way holds an irresistible allure for cyclists. Pedalling up to 80km a day, absorb Ireland’s ever-changing scenery with options for additional daily mileage. On this cycling journey along the rugged coasts and jutting peninsulas of Cork, Kerry and Clare, enjoy a shorten version of our epic Wild Atlantic Way tour through Southwest Ireland. Traverse wild mountain passes, pedal past incredible cliff-tops, and challenge yourself on iconic Irish cycling routes. On this self-guided+ trip, you’ll have the services of a soigneur to arrange luggage transfers, provide roadside assistance and care for your bike each evening.

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    Self Guided+ Cycling - Connemara & the Burren

    Connemara Aran Islands biking

    Region: West – Connemara, Clare & the Burren
    Trip Type: Self Guided Cycling+
    Duration: 6 Nights
    Deposit From: €1,350

    Two of the most wild and iconic regions of Ireland are the Burren and Connemara. Exotic and desolate, the Burren is a place of exposed limestone hills, brilliantly exploding with vibrant colour each spring with the arrival of its famed wildflowers. Connemara is a remote, rural place made up of mountains and bogs where tiny country lanes weave amongst rugged heather-cloaked peaks and quaint villages. And of course, there is the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most beloved cliffs, all combining to make an iconic tour of Ireland’s mighty west.

    This is a self guided+ supported cycling tour, with a soigneur to transport you to the start/end of your day’s bike ride, deliver luggage daily and a mechanic on call, meaning you can enjoy linear routes, more flexibility, and ride at your own pace.

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    Self Guided - Walking The Dingle Way

    Region: South West – Cork & Kerry
    Trip Type: Self Guided Walking
    Price: €850

    The Dingle Peninsula is a distilled expression of the best of Ireland. Breathtaking scenery scattered with ancient archeological sites awaits, combined with award-winning local foods, cosy traditional music-filled pubs, and of course populated by colourful Irish characters. The internationally-renowned Dingle Way hiking trail circumnavigates this unique corner of the world. The route takes in quiet country lanes, mountain tracks and miles of sandy beach as it winds its way around Slea Head, Ireland’s most westerly point. As a self guided hiking trip, you’ll have the chance to walk at your own pace as well as the freedom to stop at any of the sites along the way that captures your interest. 

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    Self Guided Walking - The Wicklow Way

    Region: East – Dublin & Wicklow
    Trip Type: Self Guided Walking
    Price: €690

    It’s hard to believe that just a few miles from Dublin’s bustling city centre is one of Ireland’s most beautiful national parks and most famous long distance trails. Ireland’s premier Long Distance Trail the Wicklow Way tracks through glorious mountain valleys, lush forests and across heathery uplands as well as ancient monastic sites, crystal-clear lakes and historic estates. On this self guided trip, trek through the Wicklow Way’s most spectacular sections in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park before descending into green valleys and farmland.

    Focus on the trail and its fantastic views with transport and luggage transfers all prearranged. Enjoy the flexibility of walking at your own pace, starting as early or late as you prefer, stopping as often as you’d like to drink in the views, or challenging yourself with additional walks.

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    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast

    Inishbofin Island Ireland

    Region: West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands
    Trip Type: Hiking
    Comfort: Classic
    Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
    Price: €1,870

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    Combined with gentle hikes, on this new guided trip you’ll explore Ireland’s west coast and Wild Atlantic Way from a new perspective! Meet local characters in remote Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) communities, hear ancient myths and stories of Ireland’s island communities – such as the Pirate Queen of Clew Bay – sample traditional dishes by a roaring fire, and feel fresh island breeze as you walk along the wild Atlantic shores. 

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    Hiking - High Points of Ireland

    Carrauntoohil hiking Kerry

    Region: Ireland
    Trip Type: Hiking
    Comfort: Classic
    Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
    Price: €1,695

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    Ancient monasteries, hidden glens, rugged bogs, and cosy pubs await you on this epic hiking journey across Ireland. Summiting Ireland’s highest mountain – in fact, the highest peak in three separate regions – you’ll also visit three of Ireland’s six national parks: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Connemara National Park and Killarney National Park. Along the way, there’ll be ample time to taste Ireland’s delicious seafood, rub shoulders with locals, and learn about the fascinating history of Ireland’s most iconic regions.

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    Looking for something a bit different?
    Make 2021 the year you discover the Scottish Highlands.

    Explore Our New 2021 Scottish Tours

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    Hiking - The Mountains of Connemara and Mayo
    Reviewed on 10/06/2019

    Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 174 reviews

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