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Wild flowers on the Burren and Aran Islands, luxury guesthouses and country hotels, a 7-day walking tour of the Burren, Inismore / Aran Islands, Connemara and Mayo.
Sample itinerary in brief
Days 1 – 2 Inis Mór – Aran Islands
The first two nights of our West of Ireland walking tour are spent on the timeless island of Inis Mór , the largest of the three Aran Island’s located at the mouth of Galway Bay. A wild stony place, our introductory stroll is among the labyrinth of stonewalls (3000 miles of them!) and provides a powerful welcome to the west of Ireland! One of our favourite walks (on Earth!) follows the stupendous cliff scenery along the south coast of the island where over 300 foot cliffs and Atlantic swells, the extraordinary flora of Aran grows in tiny pockets of soild amidst limestone rock – flora ranging from arctic to tropical to alpine, all growing side by side.
Day 3 – 5 Connemara
Returning to the mainland, we hike over Roundstone Bog before reaching Lough Inagh Lodge, our base for three nights located in the heart of the Connemara mountains between the ranges of the Beanna Beola (the Twelve Bens) and the Mám Toirc (Maumturks).
Day 4 Hiking along the Western Way
Directly from the lodge, hiking along the Western Way hiking route through a wild landscape rich in nature, history and myth.
Day 5 The islands of Omey and the fjord of Killary
A morning hike in the company of Ireland’s leading field archaeologist, Michael Gibbons on the island of Omey brings us up close and personal with thousands of years of archaeology and history.
Day 6: Galway City and hiking in the Burren
Time to explore the bustling city of Galway this morning efore an afternoon hike over Abbey Hill in the region known as the Burren and arrival in the village of Ballyvaughan, our base for two nights.
Day 7 The Burren Way
A treasured landscape of international importance, the Burren holds a trove of treasures from nature and human history that is utterly unique.
Day 8: Departure
Available at any time throughout the year for private parties
The price varies depending on the size of your group and your choice of accommodation. Please contact Binky for the details.
Awesome landscapes, incredible people, amazing food….the music and the light!”
- Ben Whittaker, Oregon USA
Note: This outstanding walking tour can be operated at the time of your choice for your group. The walking levels are ultimately based on the needs of the participants with spectacular hikes available throughout, ranging from Easy to Strenuous.
Cost: The price varies depending on the size of your group and your choice of accommodation.
Please contact Binky for more details.
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