Choose Your Own Adventure

Guided walking tours & day hikes in the stunning Mourne, Cooley and Ring of Gullion Mountain landscapes.

The history of the people is etched on the small green fields, its recorded in the old Gaelic placenames and written on the very mountain sides themselves.

Walking wild and ancient pathways you will embrace the experience that will immerse you right into the history and rich culture of our land. Based in Irelands ancient east, we’re an experienced, Irish owned and operated company. Trust in our expertise and local knowledge in hand crafting, planning and delivering a guided experience in the hills or walking holiday of a lifetime tailor made just for you. Lose yourself in an adventure as you wander through a diverse geological history and more than 7000 years of human history in Irelands most inspiring countryside.

Get off the beaten track as you explore the past, enjoy the present and discover the real heart and soul of our beautiful Emerald Isle.

  • For a multi day walking holiday check out our ‘self-guided hikes’ section
  • For all upcoming scheduled ‘guided hikes’ check out our EVENTS CALENDAR below
  • For  a bespoke guided walking experience contact us directly to organise your majical day in the hills.

Self Guided Hikes

Walk at your own pace through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in……
Ireland, Scotland, England and Spain -Camino de Santiago
A wide range of walking holidays to suit all levels.
Choose your dates and destination and leave the rest to us.

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Guided Hikes

Listen to the stories, myths and legends from the local guides as they welcome you to where they call home.
Learn about Irelands flora and fauna, unique geology and thousands of years of history.
Trek the mountain, forest and coastal pathways with qualified Mountain leaders.
You can visit, touch and step inside ancient burial cairns older than the pyramids of Egypt. Have your lunch in an old mountainside stone masons smithy hut before continuing along smugglers mountain paths. Pass by old caves, ancient ‘booley’ sites and fairy forts.
Mountain Ways Ireland is not just about hiking through the landscape, it’s about bringing it all to life as we connect with nature, and re-connect with the people, past and present.

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Tailor Made Hikes

Tailor make your perfect break to suit your interests. Climb a mountain or jump in a lake !
Take a boat trip to a remote Island off the wild Atlantic Coast or spend a day in one of our vibrant Irish cities or towns.

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Featured Hikes

Slieve Foye Ridge Walk

Slieve Foye, Co. Louth

Moderate / Challenging 12.5 km

This moderate to challenging graded walk takes you well off the beaten track to climb County Louth’s highest peak. You’re well rewarded with a really stunning, rugged ridge top walk.

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Slieve Gullion

County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Yeats called it Irelands most mystic mountain and where the team at Mountain ways Ireland is proud to call home.

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Slieve Donard Guided Hike

County Down, Northern Ireland

CHALLENGING - £25 *Min. Group size applies 9.3 km

Let Mountain ways Ireland guide you to the top of Ulster’s highest mountain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a self-guided Hiking Holiday?
  • A Self- Guided vacation has the best of both worlds. After listening to what you tell us, you then trust us, the local experts on the ground, to pre-plan your routes, how far you will walk each day, book your accommodation, point out the points of interest along the way and recommend best places to eat and drink. All of this plus a comprehensive custom information pack and back up support without being tied down to a guide or group schedule.

    On a Mountain Ways Ireland Self- Guided break, you spend an extra hour in bed if you feel like it, have a great breakfast to set you up for the day and later enjoy the stunning landscape that awaits you as you walk at your own pace and in the company of who you choose.

    Meanwhile we’ll transfer your bags to the next wonderful accommodation that we’ve booked for you meaning that all you have to carry are the essentials in small day-pack.

  • When can we go on a self-guided Hiking Holiday?
  • You can begin your self -guided holiday on any date between the 1st of March and the 12th of October

  • Does a nine-day hiking holiday include nine days hiking?
  • No, our 9-Day vacations include 7 days of hiking. The first and last days your hiking tour are always travel days used to transfer you to/from the town where your hike will begin/end. If you have seven days in total for your break, then you can hike for 5.

  • Does a nine-day tour include nine nights’ accommodation?
  • No, our 9-Day tours include 8 nights of accommodation. To explain- these will be the first 8 nights on your hiking tour. Your vacation with us finishes on the ninth day when you check out of your last B&B.We will provide all onward travel information.

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