Ireland is rich in, beautiful scenery, history, landscapes, ancient paths, fun, and adventure which are all the ingredients for a perfect walking holiday in Ireland. Whether it is a short walk, a hike up a mountain, or even a coastal walk, you are spoilt for choice in Ireland. With Ireland’s climate temperature it is the perfect walking destination all year round for any walking and adventure tourists. With the right suitable clothing, you could be on your way to some amazing walking tours around Ireland. There is so many different walks in Ireland to suit all fitness levels. Some of the walking tours from providers such as Wandern in Irland will bring you to many famous landmarks or historical sights while others allow you to find many hidden treasures in Ireland along the way. Below are just some of the best walking tours in Ireland.
The Kerry Way
The Kerry Way is Ireland’s premier long-distance walking trail on Ireland’s wild Atlantic way. The walk starts in Killarney takes you via Killorglin, Caherciveen, Waterville, Kenmare and back to Killarney past ladies’ view and across to Molls Gap. The Kerry Way is one of the most popular walking tours. This walking tour is a nice relaxed walking trail and is something similar to the world-famous Ring of Kerry driving route. Kerry has some very famous archaeological and historical sites that dating back over 7000 years. Discover some amazing early Christian churches, ancient forts, national parks, and much more to be seen. This is not one to be missed.
Glens of Antrim and Causeway Coast
Discover the beautiful part of Northern Ireland, the home of the famous Giants causeway. A place with stunning landscapes, friendly people, and inspirational locations. Explore the fascinating local attractions the Glens of Antrim, the world heritage site the Giants causeway, and lots more. The walking tour takes in all the natural beauty and outstanding landscapes. The Moyle way walk runs for 43km through the glens of Antrim a land of history, geology, folklore, myths, and wildlife.
Wicklow way trail is located in Ireland’s ancient east. It is known as one of the best and the oldest walking trails offering amazing landscapes. This walking tour is one of the top destinations for outdoor enthusiasts and hillwalking. Ireland’s largest national park is in Wicklow. Wicklow’s landscape has some spectacular mountain scenery, heather-clad hills, steep-sided glacial valleys, mountain streams, and sandy beaches along the way. Friendly accommodation, luggage transfers, local advice, and much more is included in the walking tour.
Dingle is not only known for its beauty but also for its vast array of historical artifacts, archaeological monuments, and history. On this walking tour on almost every turn, there are amazing mountains and coastlines by the Atlantic Ocean. The trip begins in Tralee then walking along the Slieve mish mountains, crossing the village of Annascaul on the Dingle Bay. Friendly accommodation will be provided in the price, breakfast, luggage transfers, local advice, and much more. Overnight stays are essential for this tour.
Glendalough Lake Walk
If you are looking to see ancient and dramatic landscapes with little effort Glendalough monastic site is a must for city dwellers and tourists. Glendalough is a 6th-century monastic settlement nestled amongst the Wicklow mountains. Along this walk, you pass through upper lakes, scots pine woodland, and ruined miners’ village. Peregrine falcons and feral goats are commonly seen on this walking tour. The walk pleasantly finishing at the Glendalough Hotel for drinks or some lunch.
Sheep’s Head Way
If you are looking for a walking holiday far from the big city and bright lights, then this is your tour. It is one of the most remote places in Ireland, known for its friendly local people and laidback way of life. The sheep’s headway circles the sheep’s head peninsula in West Cork. It is very peaceful and it is said to be one of the most beautiful sceneries in all of Ireland. The trip is directly in the gulf stream which means it has the mildest climate in Ireland. Discover an old copper mine, standing stones, high cliffs, old churches, Napoleonic signal tower some of the various attractions along the way. Also, on route sightings of whales and dolphins may be seen of the westernmost tip of the headland. The sheep’s head lighthouse can also be seen here.
Cooley and Mourne Mountains Hiking tour
The Cooley and Mourne mountains are simply a hiker’s paradise. The walks will take you to the highest point in Northern Ireland, to the ancient summit of Slieve Gullion and scenic Slieve Foye. Discover the highest passage tomb and trek through picturesque woodlands. This walk offers spectacular coastline, hills, and mountains which were created more than 60 million years ago and a treasure trove of legends and myths and Viking conquests.
The Beara Way
The Beara peninsula is the best-kept secret in the beautiful region of Ireland. The walk begins in Glengarriff and ends here. It is a long circular route of 95 miles located in County Cork. The route goes through seacoast scenery and the superb rugged mountains in counties Cork and Kerry. The Beara peninsula is a long mountainous stretch of land of 48km which reaches into the Atlantic Ocean. This walking route goes through amazing evidence of archaeological of the pre-historic people in the forms of burial monuments and standing stones. Along the trail, there are lots of towns and villages to be seen such as Kenmare, Glengarriff, Allihies, Eyeries, and Castletownbere.
Connemara/West of Ireland
Escape to Connemara on Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast. From thatched cottages, turf cutting, and Irish music sessions in Connemara it takes you back to Ireland many years ago. Discover the dramatic landscapes that were an inspiration to the greatest writers such as WB Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Follow trails and local roads on Inis Mor the largest of the Aran Islands. Oscar Wilde described Connemara as a really beautiful place and the best way to explore it is on foot. The term Connemara is frequently described as the whole of Galway County which lies west of Lough Corrib. Connemara is described also for its Irish speaking areas in the Gaeltacht. There are different hikes available to suit all levels of fitness and comfort levels.