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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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    Off the Beaten Path

    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
    Deposit From €137.50

    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
    Deposit From €137.50

    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
    Comfort: Classic
    Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
    Duration: 6 Nights
    Deposit From €237.50

    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 – Sligo & Donegal
    Trip Type: Self Guided Cycling+
    Comfort: Classic
    Confirmed: When 2 Traveller(s) Book
    Duration: 6 Nights
    Deposit From: €362.50

    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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    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
    Deposit From €427.50

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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
    Deposit From €427.50

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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

    Our Holidays Reviewed
    in Your Own Words

    The whole concept of south to north and along the Wild Atlantic Way was excellent. Accommodation was outstanding. Guides and personnel were fabulous. In general I would highly recommend this trip to others provided a few glitches were sorted.

    Geoff Hastings
    Bike Tour - Wild Atlantic Way
    Reviewed on 28/09/2018

    Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 174 reviews

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    You'll be in good company on a Wilderness Ireland Trip. Some of the biggest and best known names in the business have recommended us

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