The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
When booking walking holidays, Ireland should feature at the top of your list. From magnificent shorelines to unspoilt hills, trekking escapes here provide a vast terrain to traverse. With wild countryside and beautiful scenery spanning as far as the eye can see, this magical European island is the perfect place for a hiking tour. Discover ancient buildings and scenic rivers, while experiencing Ireland’s signature charm.
Ireland is a picturesque and peaceful nation which is best explored on foot. From the glistening ocean to its tallest peaks, there is so much to uncover that you won’t want to return home.
County Galway is one of the many must-see regions situated in the west of Ireland. With an expert guide, you will have the opportunity to climb to the 400-metre-high summit of Diamond Hill. From here, you can immerse yourself in the panoramic views of the sea and the stunning landscape below. You’ll also glimpse the Twelve Bens from this viewpoint, showcasing some of the highest mountains in Connemara National Park.
At Ramblers Walking Holidays, our knowledgeable leaders ensure you search the highlights of this captivating destination throughout your visit, using their expertise to pick out the greatest walking routes. Meanwhile, you will get to cruise the bays of south-west Ireland, passing the island of Skellig Michael and the Dingle Peninsula along the way.
Before this, you will travel to the capital, Dublin, allowing you to walk across the impressive Howth Head Peninsula, located to the northeast of the city. At the end of this cliffy path is a charming lighthouse, which makes for an immensely photogenic scene. Alternatively, during your trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland, you’ll negotiate another craggy walking trail en route to the iconic Giant’s Causeway.
To find out more about hiking in Ireland, contact our team now or request a brochure.
Walking the lakes and mountains of Ireland including the Ring of Kerry, a route around the dramatic coastline of County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula.
Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.
Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.
Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.