Discover The Dingle Way in 6 days

  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Annascaul / Cloghne
  • Distance 93 km / 57 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - October
  • Price From $671

Overview

This fascinating and classic 180 km coastal route on the Dingle Way Peninsula (the "Emerald Isle"), in south-west Ireland, will take you through the country's most impressive archaeological heritage.

Your tour of "the most beautiful place on earth," as described by the National Geographic Traveller, begins and ends in the town of Tralee, the capital of County Kerry, founded in the 12th century and renowned for being a tourist and industrial hub in Ireland. 

Discover and explore the small villages on the peninsula, such as Dunquin, with its spectacular views of the Blasket and Dingle Islands, with its country paths and cosy thatched-roof pubs.   

  • Walk along Ireland's coastal routes and longest sandy beach.
  • Walk around the numerous archaeological sites, witnesses to the presence of Vikings, amid amazing landscapes.
  • Visit the port of Ventry & Pier, one of the deepest in Ireland.
  • Explore the spectacular Ceann Sibéal Cape, the place where Star Wars was filmed.
  • Travel on the road over Ireland's highest mountain pass, Connor Pass. 

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation 
    • Breakfasts
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • Baggage transfer service according to your itinerary
    • Transfers according to your itinerary
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Transfers to and from Tralee
    • Lunches, dinners, drinks and snacks
    • Personal equipment
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Public transport
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurace
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)
    • Additional transfers

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get by plane to the city of Tralee, the best option is Kerry Airport, located in the county of the same name. Then take a bus to and from Tralee.

    You can also get to Cork Airport and from there take a bus, a 20-minute journey, to Cork Kent Train Station, and then, you'll need to take another train to Tralee.

    Other options include: flying to Shannon Airport or Dublin Airport and from both air terminals, where you must take a bus to Tralee. However, with these options, the route is longer. 

    For your return from Tralee, you can take a bus to Kerry Airport. Another alternative is to return to Cork Kent Station where you can take a bus to Cork Airport.

    In case you need to return to Shannon or Dublin Airport, you will need to get to Tralee and take a bus from there.  

    FAQs

    This route is classified as moderate. On most days there are walks of 6 to 8 hours and sometimes there are some more crowded sections where you should take care with traffic.

    The altitude on the routes along the Dingle Way ranges from 350 to 650 metres, making it a relatively simple route for experienced walkers.

    You can complete the route from March to October. Between April and May is the most popular time, due to the good weather. If you start the route in early October, you can enjoy the Dingle Food Festival over four days. 

    Ireland's climate is mainly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, as a result, it has no extreme temperatures as found in other countries of similar latitudes. The average temperature in Ireland is around 10ºC.

    The summer months are high season, thanks to long sunny afternoons, outdoor lunches on cafe terraces or recurring festivals. In spring, the flowering season is spectacular and in autumn you will love the copper-coloured leaves that envelop the peninsula. 

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    This route is ideal for walkers who enjoy touring villages full of history and traditions. If you like exploring natural, spectacular landscapes and remote villages in Europe, you'll love this route.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you. If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.