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Hikers on the coastal path

Dingle Way

Between sky and sea

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Walking
Hikers on the coastal path

The Dingle Peninsula in Ireland boasts untamed, romantic landscapes, rugged coastlines, and echoes of history. Follow a diverse path winding through awe-inspiring vistas, enchanting hamlets, and hidden coves. In this haven, urban bustle fades away, replaced by cozy eateries, quaint villages, and the enduring Gaelic tongue. Lose yourself in this distinct realm, an experience that will linger in your memory long after you depart.

Embarking from Tralee, the Dingle Way commences its journey from the heart of County Kerry's capital. En route to Camp, you'll encounter the charming Blennerville Windmill and catch sight of the serene Tralee Bay. Set aside ample time to unwind at Inch Beach on the following day, its vast expanse inviting you to bask in relaxation and feel the sand between your toes. As you progress on day four, one thing becomes abundantly clear - the ubiquitous presence of sheep, whose pastures gradually recede as you make your way towards Dingle.

 

In the days that follow, your itinerary is dedicated to the allure of stunning beaches, whether it's the inviting shores of Ventry Beach or the tranquil waters of Smerwick Harbour. As you approach the culmination of your journey, you'll encounter the most exhilarating and perhaps the most demanding leg of the adventure - though its breathtaking nature remains subjective. Mount Brandon, Ireland's second-highest peak, unveils panoramic vistas of the peninsula, presenting a challenge and reward in equal measure. Descending back to the coastline, your odyssey concludes at Brandon Pier, where land meets sea, marking the end of an unforgettable journey.

  • A boat tour from Dingle: Nestled along the Irish coast, the quaint town of Dingle beckons with its charming streetscape. Embark on a boat excursion to discover the expanses of the Atlantic Ocean, with the possibility of encountering playful dolphins if fortune smiles upon you. Regardless, the captivating natural beauty of the surroundings is assured, promising an unforgettable experience.
  • Visit to a whiskey distillery: When thinking of Ireland, several images may come to mind, but one that stands out prominently is whiskey - and for good reason! The country boasts a rich tradition in distillation. In Dingle, visitors have the opportunity to explore a traditional distillery where not only whiskey but also gin and vodka are crafted, offering a glimpse into the diverse world of Irish spirits production.
  • The ascent to Mount Brandon: Mit seinen 952 Metern ist der Berg der zweithöchste des Landes – der Aufstieg kann als anspruchsvoll angesehen werden, dafür sind die Ausblicke fast unwirklich schön. Grüne Weiden, die Küste, schroffe Felsformationen und das Meer sind nur einige Punkte, die in den Fokus rücken. Saugen Sie die Eindrücke ganz fest auf und nehmen Sie sie als Erinnerungen mit nach Hause.

Walking on the Irish peninsula entails traversing rocky terrain, necessitating a degree of surefootedness. Given Ireland's penchant for rainy weather, it's essential to pack appropriate outdoor attire to ensure comfort along the journey. Over the course of the six daily stages, you'll trek just over 100 kilometers. Each evening, you'll retire to well-maintained bed & breakfasts, affording you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the charming nuances of Irish culture and hospitality.

Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline, majestic mountain ranges, and enchanting landscapes beckon hikers to leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore our diverse range of hiking tours in Ireland, where countless guests have found themselves captivated and deeply enamored by the allure of the Emerald Isle. Embark on an unforgettable journey amidst the natural splendor of this captivating land.

Itinerary at a glance

The Dingle Way is a popular hiking trail on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. It offers breathtaking scenery, historical sights and all kinds of charming villages to discover during the hike.

Day
01
Arrival in Tralee

Your walking day starts along a delightful canal to the windmill at Blennerville. With wonderful views of Trallee Bay, you continue along a mountainside. A special highlight on the route is the varied vegetation, which is sure to enchant you.

You start across the Finglass River and hike steadily uphill. Your reward for the climb is the view over the surrounding peaks and the nearby sea. After a short while you reach a long sandy beach, Inch Beach. Wild roses and orchids line your path that takes you to the small village of Annascaul.

Today a wonderful walking route leads you from Lispole past farms and over countless sheep pastures. Your destination today is the lively small town of Dingle. The harbor town is located on the west coast of Ireland, where with a little luck you can watch dolphins on a boat tour or visit a Dingle Distillery.

A bus will take you to Ventry Beach. Here, several kilometres lead directly along the sea and over one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. Afterwards, you will discover Eagle Mountain, which enchants you with a dream view of the Blasket Islands. The stage stop Dunquin is not only the day's destination, but also the most westerly point in Europe.

In the morning a transfer to the port of Smerwick. Long sandy beaches await you here as well. Towards the end of the stage, there is a beautiful stretch of road along the cliffs of Smerwick Harbour. Feohanagh is the smallest town of the stage.

The "King's Stage" awaits you at the end of this hiking tour. This stage leads up to a pass at Mount Brandon and on through a fantastic nature reserve and then back to the sea Here you can enjoy great views of the coasts of the Dingle Peninsula. Brandon Pier, a small harbor, marks the end of your walking tour. Transfer back to Tralee.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Walking

Some of the paths are rocky and can be slippery in wet weather. On this long-distance hike there are always sections on paved side roads that need to be overcome. You avoid challenging sections with bus rides or transfers. Good basic fitness is required. Surefootedness is required for the descent from the pass on day 7.

Prices & Dates

Category: typical B&Bs

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure

  • irport Dublin or Cork.
  • From Dublin Airport good connections by bus www.buseireann.ie via Newlands to Tralee in approx. 5 hours, approx. EUR 30 per person
  • From Cork Airport with Buseireann via Parnell Place to Tralee in approx. 3 hours, approx. EUR 25 per person.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus journeys Annascaul – Lispole, Dingle – Ventry Bay, approx. EUR 8 per person.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

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