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Luxury 3 Peaks Ascent

Prices from

€1,495.00

Duration

5days


A stunning guided walking tour of three of the most spectacular peaks in Connemara and Mayo. This is wilderness walking at its best with knowledgeable guides, carefully selected routes to give you that sense of achievement and views that will stay with you. And at the end of each day a well-earned rest in luxury surroundings.

Moderate fitness and appropriate walking gear are needed. Alternative routes will be arranged by your experienced guide should adverse weather conditions occur. This area is a walker's paradise so you will certainly not be disappointed and while the walks might challenge you, we have arranged luxury accommodation for you each evening allowing you to recuperate fully for the following day.


Details

Duration:

 

5 days (4 nights)

Tour dates 2016:

 

Any day between April and October

Level:

 

Guided walks on 3 significant peaks

Equipment:

 

Correct rain proof gear and walking boots are essential to bring with you

Accommodation:

 

4* hotels and manors/castles

Meals:

 

All Irish breakfasts

Transfers:

 

Taxi from Galway, Westport or Knock Airport to Delphi Mountain Resort on arrival day.
Taxi from Lough Inagh/Ballynahinch to Galway, Westport or Knock Airport.
All luggage transfers from accommodation to accommodation.
Transfers to and from the start and finish of each walk.

Miscellaneous:

 

An experienced and knowledgeable guide will be with you on each of the walks.

Contact point:

 

A Connemara Adventure Tours representative will meet you either on the afternoon of your arrival or the following morning.

Departure point:

 

You depart from your last night’s accommodation in Lough Inagh or Ballynahinch where your taxi will pick you up to drive you back to Galway, Westport or Knock Airport.

Further info on getting to/from Ireland and your tour start point can be found here


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Westport Plaza

You will be transferred from either Galway, Westport or Knock Airport to your accommodation at the Westport Plaza Hotel. The Plaza is an opulent, modern hotel which offers all of the luxuries and facilities that you could want but is still run as part of a family business with a personal touch and a long history of hospitality in the west of Ireland. We will meet you either on the evening of arrival or the following morning (depending on your arrival time) to go through your itinerary and answer any questions you have about your tour.

Day 2

Croagh Patrick (764m)

Today you will be taking on Ireland's 'Holy Mountain' with your guide and following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims who climb what is known locally as 'The Reek' to reach some breathtaking views at the summit, over the bays and islands along the Atlantic Coast. You guide will tell you about the history of the mountain and the surrounding areas and maybe even reward you with a snack at the summit for achieving your first peak! Following your first day's excursion you will be transferred to your accommodation at the Delphi Mountain Resort. Completely surrounded by mountains you will feel protected from the intrusions of the outside world for your stay here. Quiet colours, natural materials and a tranquil atmosphere will greet you at this sensitively designed four star resort. While there you can enjoy a stroll through the woods or even a visit to their award-winning spa.

Day 3

Mweelrea (814m )/Leenane Horseshoe 760m

Today you will be picked up by your guide and brought to the start of your biggest challenge of the tour - Mweelrea mountain, the highest mountain in the West of Ireland. At 814m, it is the highest mountain in Connaught and is guarded on all sides by craggy slopes giving the impression that it is unconquerable. It is flanked on one side by Killary Harbour,  Ireland's only true fjord and on the other side by Doolough Pass, a glaciated valley. There are no easy ascents of this mighty mountain and your guide will show you how to approach with caution and enjoy the panorama of the mountains, coast and surrounding islands. Please note that this climb is weather dependent and can become treacherous in bad conditions.  Should these conditions occur your guide will choose an alternative route in the valley for you to explore today. Once again you will have the pleasure of staying at the Delphi Mountain Resort where you can relax and ease tired muscles after conquering your second peak!

Day 4

Ben Baun ‘The white peak’ (729m)

Today you set out with your guide to conquer your third and final peak. Ben Baun, meaning 'the White Peak' is known as the Mont Blanc of Connemara, and is the highest mountain in Co. Galway and the highest peak in the Twelve Bens mountain range. A small range, in the classic West of Ireland style, the Twelve Bens offers excellent hiking over rocky scree and boulders, with fabulous views in all directions. With five valleys cut deep into its sides, there simply is not a large enough mountain footprint to get in the way of your views. You can truly appreciate the indented, irregularly shaped Connemara coastline. Not to mention the innumerable lakes and bog pools that encompass the mountains.  Today's walk will see you reach your goal and you can celebrate  all three peaks at the summit! Afterwards you will be brought to your accommodation at Lough Inagh Lodge, where you can enjoy a well deserved pint of Guinness to celebrate your achievement. The Lodge is a perfect haven for complete rest, relaxation, and romance and offers you all the comforts and pleasures of an elegant, modern hotel in an old-world atmosphere. Lough Inagh is also perfectly placed for you to take advantage of a number of extra outdoor pursuits and activities like fly-fishing!

Day 5

Departure

Today you will be transferred back to Galway, Westport or Knock Airport to begin your onward journey.


Accommodation

When you choose one of our luxury tours you will be choosing to stay in some of the most unique and sumptuous properties in the west of Ireland. Each one has character, charm, a magnificent setting and excellent standards of service. They are all also renowned for their exquisite food, favouring local produce. All conveniences are provided in these 4* & 5* properties as expected, but they also offer the bonus of a real Irish welcome which is at the heart of each of these specially selected establishments. Restored castles, historic manor houses, contemporary luxury hotels and magnificent mountain lodges are all part of the experience.


Testimonials

I am writing to tell you I loved the weekend in Connemara, I really enjoyed it. I wanted to thank you for all of your help. The accommodation was perfect, I did not want to leave them! I really hope to return in the future.

Martina - April 2017


Price

All prices shown are in EURO and are per person.


Hotel 4/5*

Double/Twin/Triple

€1,495.00

4/5* Single

€1,665.00

4/5* Solo

€2,295.00


Terms and conditions

To secure your booking, we will request 30% deposit per person. Please note this is a non-refundable payment. The balance payment is due 30 days before the tour starts.

If your tour start date is within 30 days of booking, the full, non-refundable payment is required upon booking.

We do not organise travel to/from Ireland. However there is some useful information on our “Getting To Ireland” page.