This 5 days, 4 nights tour, on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula is ideal for guests having only a few days available for a short walking holiday. Perhaps you want to spend the remaining days of your holiday exploring greater distances by car (we are happy to organise a hire car for you) but you still want to get out and about for at least some of the time.
Dingle is one of the most favoured spots in Ireland for the independently minded. Bounded on three sides by the sea, it combines in its landscape the ruggedness of rocky outcrops and cliffs with the soft shapes of hills and mountains, skirted by coastal lowlands. Every corner has a story, from the ancient sagas of Ireland's mythological hero Cuchulainn to the modern folk tales of Kerry writer John B Keane, and in the Irish west there is always time for a tale or a chat. The Dingle peninsula possesses a quite extraordinary concentration of archaeological sites, testifying to the rich culture of the past.
You will stay in B&Bs along the route. All rooms are en-suite, meals in the suggested restaurants are excellent, and the scenery could not be better. Your luggage will be transferred and you will be brought back to Dingle Town at the finish of your tour. You will walk along tracks, with the help of maps supplied and walk description.
DAY 1 - Arrival
Arrive in Dingle, sometimes called the “prettiest town on the edge of the old world”. On arrival to your first guesthouse, your hostess will give you your full detailed information pack and suggest some of the many local restaurants or pubs for food and possibly music.
DAY 2 - Dingle to Dunquin
Distance: 18km/12miles Ascent: 350m/1,160ft
This days walking is spectacular, taking you via Ventry Beach and along the slopes of Mount Eagle to Slea Head. This stretch is famous for its concentration of archaeological sites and you will have an opportunity to see some of the “beehive” huts. You also get a full view of the Blasket Islands. Overnight in Dunquin.
DAY 3 - Dunquin to Ballyferriter
Distance: 15km/10miles Ascent: 150m/450ft
Walk from Dunquin following along by the coast to Clogher and on to the famous Dún an Óir (fort of gold). Finish in the Irish speaking village of Ballyferriter. A spectacular walk with some of the “wildest” views in the West of Ireland.
DAY 4 - Ballyferriter to Ballydavid
Distance: 16km – 11miles (option 22km/14miles) Ascent: 100m/300ft
Walk from Ballyferriter and continue along thsse coast to Ballydavid. Descend to the lovely and historical Brandon Creek and finish close to the crossroads near the Bothar Pub.
DAY 5 - Depart
After a full Irish breakfast depart for Ballydavid, where there is a bus service to Dingle and from Dingle to all the major cities.
Accommodation & Price
- €495.00 per person sharing
All prices are in EURO, and based on per person sharing. Per person sharing means two people in one room. Single Room supplement is applied (€120) when people require a room for themselves as part of a booking of two or more.
Luggage transfer supplement for a single walker will apply.
Pre/Post Tour Extra Nights: To book extra nights on our hiking holidays, please contact/confirm with us at the time of booking.