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Mountain Ways Ireland is a leading provider of  walking holidays and hiking vacations in some of the most stunning European landscapes. 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 the 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.

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 mountains, lakes and coastal pathways with qualified Mountain leaders.

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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

The Wicklow Way

County Wicklow, Ireland

Leisurely - Challenging 132km (82 miles)
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Iconic 7th Century Monastic site of Glendalough, Glenmalure Valley - Historic battle site and stunning U-shaped glacial valley, Explore Dublin city, Picturesque Lough Tay (The Guinness lake), Lough Dan and the lakes of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains , Dublin Mountains, and so much more.

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The Dingle Way

The Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland

Leisurely - Moderate 162km (101 miles)
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Traditional Irish Music, Irish speaking ‘Gaeltacht’ areas., Star Wars movie location, National geographic traveller magazine most beautiful place on earth, Archaeological and historical points of interest, Inch Beach , Conor Pass , Annascaul Lake, Part of the Wild Atlantic Way, and so much more.

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Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast

Leisurely - Moderate 150km (93 miles)
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Glenariff forest park and the Glens of Antrim, Quaint villages, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge , Dunseverick Castle ruin, Game of Thrones filming locations, Bushmills oldest distillery in the world, Rathlin Island, Giants Causeway UNESCO world heritage site, Relatively flat Coastal walk for much of the way, and so much more.

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Carrick- a - rede Rope bridge Mountain Ways Ireland Walking Holiday
Green grassy sea cliffs Antrim Coast Walk
Kerry Cow at sunset-dingle way
Cliffs of Moher at sunset -Walking Holiday Ireland
Connemara bog, lake , mountain and blue sky
turf stacked in bog with Maumturk mountains - western way walking holiday

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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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