We’ll meet you at Kerry Airport or Tralee train station and take you to your first guesthouse in Tralee .
Today’s walk is 18km with 380m ascent
Today’s walk is 17km, 320m ascent.
Today’s optional walk is 9km with 80m ascent)
The price of the Four Day Dingle Way Walking Holiday is 475€ per person sharing.
You can check our availability below or go to our Booking Form to make a reservation.
We’ll meet you at Kerry Airport or Tralee train station and take you to your first guesthouse in Dingle. The transfer takes less than an hour and once arrived you can begin to explore this wonderful fishing town. We have a relatively easy 11km circular walk around the harbour and town that shows you the highlights of the area. Dingle has an amazing selection of cafes, pubs, restaurants, craft shops and it has the liveliest traditional music scene on the Dingle Way. Capital of this Gaeltacht or Irish speaking area, it has attracted many artists, painters and writers who draw on the Celtic inspiration of our native language. Dingle is very much a food town and has some of the most interesting places to eat in Ireland. A wonderful location for your first evening of the trip.
If last night was a late one do not worry. This morning we offer the option of a transfer to Ventry. This shortens today’s walk to 16km and takes out the initial road section from Dingle. From Ventry you have a beautiful 3km beach overlooked by the ever-present Eagle Mountain. Soon after the beach the trail offers the opportunity to visit the Pre-historic Celtic museum, a small but fascinating place showcasing a large collection of artefacts from the Jurassic, Stone & Bronze ages and Celtic & Viking eras too. It also includes the only genuine fossil Woolly Mammoth skeleton in Ireland. Moving on the trail now begins to ascend and one of the most dramatic sections of the Dingle Way begins. Follow the sides slopes of Mount Eagle and sweeping Atlantic views south towards the Skellig and Valentia Islands soon give way to the mush closer Blasket Islands. You have now reached the most westerly point in Europe. The seven Blasket Islands jutting out of the Wild Atlantic are a sight that will stay with you forever. You ow descend towards Slea Head, and beautiful Coumenoole Beach is clearly in view. As luck with have it, a small cafe offers the chance to savour the magnificent panorama before embarking on the final 3km into Dunquin. Dinner is served at your guesthouse tonight and Kruggers pub, the most westerly pub in Europe offers the chance of a well-deserved drink.
Close by your guesthouse is the excellent Blasket Islands Museum and we recommend even just a short visit before setting off for the day. Today is long but there is virtually no ascent, and this will allow for good progress. Not long out of Dunquin, you come to the famous Louis Mulcahy pottery studios and a visit is well recommended. It also has a delightful cafe if you feel like a break. Across from the studio is Clogher beach, a beautiful horseshoe beach with fine clear sands. From Clogher, country roads take us to Dun an Oir, the site of a 1580 massacre between English and mainly Spanish & Italian soldiers who were supporting the local Desmond Rebellion. The site marks the start of Smerwick Harbour and for the next 7km the Dingle Way follows the coast and long sandy beaches. The local scenery is relaxed but all around are the high peaks of the Brandon Mountain Range as well as nearby Ceann Sibeal mountain, site of the recently filmed Star Wars movies. The beach brings us to the small but wonderfully situated village of Ballydavid.
Depending on your departure time, you can enjoy one more section of the Dingle Way. The 9km hike from Ballydavid to Cuas takes in a marvellous cliff walk, some lovely coastal scenery as well as farmland and a riverside trail. Your walk finishes at a Cuas pub where you can enjoy a drink before our driver will meet you and bring you onto either Tralee or Kerry Airport.