Dingle Peninsula Hike - 5 Day Self-Guided Tour

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The Dingle Peninsula Hike is often referred to as a hiking in a “wild paradise”. It is a treasure chest of mountains with a bounty of walks and hikes waiting for you to discover. It offers you a chance to escape an increasingly hectic world which often distracts you from reality. We invite you to come and immerse yourself in Irish History visible at every turn in your walk. Absorb yourself in nature as you feel the fresh air on your face & the wind in your hair. Dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon. The Dingle Peninsula Hike will fill you with a calm energy that begs you to continue to discover the beauty that is everywhere around you. Your holiday begins in the bustling cosmopolitan town of Dingle. Gaily painted houses lead to a busy harbour where artisan cafes and craft shops vie with traditional pubs.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Ireland Walk Hire Bike Ltd

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Arrive in Dingle

Stop At: Dingle

Arrive to the vibrant fishing port of Dingle on the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula for your first night. This is a “lively” town, with plenty of excellent restaurants and great pubs. Traditional Irish music can be found in the pubs most nights of the week throughout the year. Access to Dingle is via a bus service from either Tralee or Killarney, with all details available on www.buseireann.ie

Duration: 2 hour

Day 2 HIKE DINGLE TO DUNQUIN

Stop At: Dunquin

Today’s hike starts just outside Dingle, passing the Early Christian site of Kilcolman and continuing to the glorious Ventry Beach. From here you continue following the “Dingle Way” on a beautiful and very historic hike around Slea Head. Along your route you will pass very close to some ancient & famous ‘beehive huts’ and enjoy wonderful views of the Blasket Islands. Your hike finishes in Dunquin where you can learn more about the history of the Blasket Islands if you wish. A taxi transfers you to the start of your hike today & collects you from the finish. Overnight in Dingle. Walk Details: Approx. Distance – 18.10km | Height gain - 501m | Height loss- 525m | Max Height - 178m | Min Height - 1m Terrain: Rocky and grass tracks, beach walking and some road walking. Boots essential.

Duration: 5 hour

Day 3 HIKE CUAS TO CLOGHANE

Stop At:

A taxi will take you to the tiny hamlet of Tiduff where your hike begins. From here, you will be following an old military road to the eastern side of the Brandon massif, finishing in the village of Cloghane. This is a remote and very spectacular walk – full of history and through country only accessible on foot. Overnight in Cloghane. Walk Details: Approx. Distance – 17.30km | Height gain - 774m | Height loss- 796m | Max Height - 655 m | Min Height - 10m Terrain: Grass mountain tracks with some rocky sections. Gravel tracksand some road walking. Boots essential.

Duration: 5 hour

Day 4 HIKE CLOGHANE TO ANNASCAUL

Stop At: Annascaul

Today you have a wonderful hike that takes you across the centre of the Dingle Peninsulafrom North to South, following a spectacular old farmer’s track. You hike over a plateau, between mountains, passing a deserted famine village and descending to the glorious Annascaul Lake. From here, you continue on small ‘boreens’ to reach the village of Annascaul with its links to the South Pole! Overnight in Annascaul. Walk Details: Approx. Distance – 13.10km | Height gain - 480m | Height loss - 499m | Max Height - 363m | Min Height - 26m Terrain: Grass mountain tracks with some rocky sections; can be damp. Boots recommended.

Duration: 4 hour

Day 5 DEPART ANNASCAUL

Stop At: Tralee

After your final breakfast and farewell you follow your own arrangements for your onward journey. A bus service from Annascaul village will take you back to the town of Tralee where you can avail of excellent train & bus services. If required, we will happily arrange a private transfer for you at a small additional cost.
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