Having fun on a great walking tour in Ireland The rugged Northern Ireland coast Hiking along the Kerry Way |  <i>Arthur Ward</i> Superb scenery on a walking tour in Ireland Beautiful scenes along the Wicklow Way Walking above Lake Anscaul on the Dingle Peninsula |  <i>richardtulloch.wordpress.com</i> Hikers walking down to Coumeenoole Bay, Dingle

Four of the Best Walking Holidays in Ireland

Walk these great self guided Irish walking tours

With its varied landscapes ranging from soaring mountains to golden beaches, Ireland is a nature lover’s paradise. The hiking trails simply beg to be explored. Plus there's the Irish charm and lovable hospitality that you'll encounter on every step of your way. Do you need more of a reason to do a walking tour in Ireland?

We've put together a list of our favourite walks in Ireland in Kerry, Wicklow, Cork and the Dingle Peninsula. All of these great self guided walking tours are achievable, accessible and affordable.


  1. Ring of Kerry Walk

  2. Sneem, Ireland |  <i>Nick Kostos</i>

    The 214km Kerry Way is one of the most popular long-distance trails in Ireland. Our 8 day Ring of Kerry Walk takes you away from the main tourist route along a network of paths that weave between the main points of the famous trail. Be rewarded with stunning coastal views as you walk from Killarney to Glenbeigh on the southern and northern coastlines of the Iveragh Peninsula. 

    There is also an option to do the 10 day Ring of Kerry Walk in Comfort, which covers the same distance and amazing sights yet there is a transfer bus to help make this tour more accessible to all.

  3. Dingle Peninsula Walk

  4. Walking on the Dingle Peninsula |  <i>richardtulloch.wordpress.com</i>

    The Dingle Way is a long-distance trail that completes a circuit of the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula, which has the densest and varied archaeological monuments in Western Europe. Soak up history, mythology and Irish culture on the fascinating self guided 8-day Dingle Peninsula Walk.

  5. The Wicklow Way

  6. Upper and Lower lakes Glendalough |  <i>John Millen</i>

    Explore the network of unspoiled mountain paths in the greenest part of Ireland on this breathtaking hike. Experience the beauty of the Wicklow Way, which is peppered with country estates, breathtaking valleys, granite mountains, rolling hills, and ancient forests.

    Due to the popularity of the Wicklow Way among hikers, there are three self guided walking options to complete this trail. There's A Taste of the Wicklow Way which is 5 days that covers the highlights; the Wicklow Way in 7 Day trek and the longer Wicklow Way in 9 Day hike

  7. Kerry Camino Walk

  8. The spectacular cliffs of Slieve League |  <i>Brian Morrison</i>

    Follow in the footsteps of thousands before you as you do the Kerry Camino Walk. This hike goes from Tralee to Dingle, where pilgrims would set sail to Finisterre in Spain to continue their Camino pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Be inspired by raw scenery every step of this 6 day walk, and invigorated by the rich tradition of music and culture that is characteristic of this unique corner of Ireland.


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