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The Dingle Way is one of Irelands finest walks in terms of scenery, culture and archaeological heritage. Mountain Ways Ireland recommends walking the route in a clockwise fashion. The looped route which starts in Tralee traces the coastline of The Dingle peninsula for 179 km (111 miles) and ascends 2,900 metres overall.
The terrain is very varied from road to moorland to farmland and rugged clifftop paths. Beach walking makes up a significant part of the way, more than 20 km. With one or two exceptions The Dingle way follows a relatively low-level route but at the same time skirts around some stunning mountain scenery.
The way passes through many villages some of which are active Gaeltacht communities where you can hear the native Gaelic in everyday usage.
Also known as The Kerry Camino, a logbook can be stamped a certain station along the way just like on the Camino de Santiago.
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Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel to and from The Dingle peninsula 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.
How to Get to the Start-point of your Hiking Tour:
Camp: Take public bus from Tralee
Annascaul: Take public bus from Tralee
Dingle: Take public bus from Tralee
How to Get to travel onwards at the end of your Hiking Tour:
Take the public bus to Tralee. From Tralee, use train or public bus services.
Arriving by Car:
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.
It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, The Dingle way offers a wide range of ways to fill your day off.
Dingle Town: Why not spend an extra night here, soak up the atmosphere of this quaint Gaeltacht town. Next morning go to meet dingles most famous resident ‘Funghi’. Take a boat trip alongside this fun loving bottle nosed Dolphin or get even closer for a swim.
The Great Blasket: The largest of 6 islands finally abandoned in 1953 after centuries or indeed millennia of habitation. Read one of the great books written by some of the islanders before you go as they recount life on the South Western fringe of Europe. Listen to their words recounted in the fireside manner and step back in time as you take a short boat trip from Slea head, Dunquin, Dingle or Ventry (crossings are weather dependent).
Pottery making: Take a day off in Ballyferriter and visit the world-famous Louis Mulcahy workshop. In the afternoon visit to the 6th Century Gallurus Oratory.
The price of an extra night on the Dingle way starts from € 45 pps with a € 15 single supplement.
Note: Dingle Town can be slightly more expensive, we will give you a quote on booking.
At times, especially on popular routes like Dingle, we may have to book an extra night at a different B&B close by. As always transfers to and from the trail head will be arranged for you.
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.
But please do remember we are here to help, just contact us and let us know what your plans are. If we can possibly help, make things happen then we will.
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.
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