Discover The Dingle Way in 8 days

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Tralee / Tralee
  • Distance 130 km / 80 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - October
  • Price From $886

Overview

Do you want to get to know the "most beautiful place on earth"? then venture into this experience on the Dingle Peninsula in southern Ireland, as listed by National Geographic Traveller. 

This 180 km route along the Atlantic Coast will take you through towns, villages and historical sites that are part of Irish archaeological heritage, and which were once inhabited by Vikings or since the Middle Ages. 

You will discover unique landscapes surrounded by the immense Atlantic Ocean, peaceful and solitary beaches, together with lush vegetation that categorize this part, at the westernmost end of Ireland, as "The Emerald Isle".

  • Immerse yourself in Irish culture, typical pubs and Gaelic, one of the official languages of the region.
  • Explore the spectacular Cape of Ceann Sibéal, where Star Wars was filmed.
  • Travel on the road through Ireland's highest mountain pass: The Connor Pass.
  • Find prehistoric and medieval ruins such as Minard Castle or the Gallarus Oratory.
  • Tour immense coastlines and the 11km sandy beach, Ireland's largest.

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

    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.