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The Antrim Glens & Causeway Coast Way is one of the gems of the North. The linear route which incorporates both The Moyle way and The Causeway Coastal Route takes in around 100 kms and can be extended further by visiting Rathlin Island.
The terrain is varied from forest paths, mountain glens sweeping to the sea, asphalt road, open moorland, farmland and rugged clifftop paths. There is a small but beautiful stretch of beach walking along white park bay.
Apart from the Moyle Way section which does involve an overall ascent of 850 m (split over a couple of days) The Causeway Coast Way follows a relatively flat route.
The way passes ruined castles and iconic places like the Carrick- a – Rede rope bridge and unique geological landscape of The Giants Causeway.
Take a ferry out to visit Rathlin Island, its upside-down lighthouse and impressive bird colony.
Please note that it is not always possible to walk directly from inn to inn. Because of limited accommodation in some locations on your tour, we may need to book you into accommodation which will require transfers to/from your trail head start/end point. It may also be necessary to book you into the same accommodation for more than one night. The cost or itinerary of your chosen hike is not affected.
Our Leisurely Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.
Average Daily Hike: 13 – 16 km (8 – 10 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 3 – 5 hours
Our Moderate Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.
Average Daily Hike: 16 – 21 km (10 – 13 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 5 – 7 hours
Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel to and from the Antrim coast for your hiking tour.
If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait, then by all means you can start planning yourself now…
Ireland as a small Island on the fringe of Europe is very well served by all major worldwide airlines.
Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer direct flights from many worldwide locations with new routes opening all of the time. Easyjet offer direct flights from all over the UK and Europe to Belfast.
Belfast: Train and Public bus service from Dublin
Cushendall: Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.
Ballycastle: Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.
Ballintoy: Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.
Take the bus from Portstewart. Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.
Most B& B owners will facilitate you parking your car but please contact us beforehand to check.
We understand that a well selected Inn, B&B or guesthouse can make all the difference.
It’s one of the key ingredients that can make a good vacation into a great one.
A welcoming smile, a warm hello and a comfortable bed to take the weight off those feet is what you deserve.
Remember that we are hikers and we only want for you the same value for money standards that we would expect ourselves.
We expect somewhere to dry those boots and gear if they are wet.
Mountain Ways Ireland have carefully selected the accommodations for a range of reasons; it may be their location, their reviews and what other customers tell us, or the all-around local and authentic hospitality.
Wherever possible, rooms are generally en-suite, but if booked out already we will endeavour to have a private bathroom outside your own bedroom.
Just like us at Mountain Ways Ireland, The B&B owners have immense pride in their own businesses.
They love their own areas and will be more than happy to share a few stories or tips (good and bad!) of where to eat or drink. It’s hard to beat local, up to the minute knowledge.
* The Northern Ireland Tourist industry is in its infancy after a turbulent recent history thankfully well consigned to the past. This brings many benefits away from the big crowds but also its downside. Because of limited accommodation options along the route, we may need to book you into the same location for more than one night, with transfers to and from the trailheads. These transfers are usually carried out by the B&B owner or a local taxi company, and the cost is covered in your tour price. This will not affect your trail itinerary.
We always try to book accommodation which is as close to the local amenities as possible if it meets with our high standards of course. If the accommodation is relatively remote (where access to local pubs/restaurants is not an option), the owner of the B&B that you are staying at will ensure that you are well fed. The Northern Irish hospitality is known the world over!
It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, The Antrim glens and Causeway Coast way offers a wide range of ways to fill your day off.
Portballintrae: Why not spend an extra night here and visit the 400-year-old home to Bushmills Irish Whiskey. This is also a great base to visit an spend some extra time exploring The Giants Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Portstewart: Is golf your think? Why not visit Royal Portrush, home to the 2010 US open winner, Graeme Mc Dowell.
Belfast: Take a day off and spend it in this vibrant and historical city that has emerged from a troubled past, a period thankfully confined to the history shelves. Take a Black Taxi tour to the ‘peace line’ a sad reminder that the country is still divided in many ways but moving forward. Visit the ‘Titanic Quarter’ and listen to the fascinating tragic story of this great ship, in the city where it was built. In the evening relax in the cosmopolitan Cathedral quarter with a pint of the black stuff.
The price of an extra night on the Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Way is € 60 pps with a € 15 single supplement.
Accommodation in Belfast is € 60 pps with a € 40 single room supplement.
Accommodation in Dublin is €85 pps with a € 60 single room supplement.
Please note that if you choose to book your own extra nights’ accommodation elsewhere and not listed as part of The Mountain Ways Ireland package then luggage and transfers must be arranged by yourself.
We’re here to help. You ask the questions and tell us what you want. Be sure that we’ll listen and one of the Mountain Ways Ireland team will be back to you as soon as possible.
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.
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.
The camaraderie of sharing this experience with people from all over the world, all walks of life and everybody there for their own individual reasons., Quaint Spanish and Galician villages, Fantastic food and drink at very reasonable cost all along the way., History, Culture, pleasant climate, A life changing experience for some but definitely a bucket list walk for all., and so much more.