8-Day Guide Assisted Dingle Way Hike

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Guide Assist

The perfect “inbetween” holiday – for those who like the comfort of a guide but the freedom of self-guided holidays.
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Comfortable, moderate or energetic hikes available each day
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7 nights stay, 6 days hiking
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The Dingle Way in the Irish language is known as “Slí Corca Dhuibhne” named after an ancient people that inhabited this region. The Dingle Way is 176kms long distance hiking trail which takes you through this ancient land & shows you some of the treasured places that few “tourists” get to visit. During your Dingle Guide Assisted holiday you will hike the highlights of this trail as you choose from 3 different distances each day, enjoy the rich history that unfolds & savour the magnificent coastal views that surround you.


Single Supplement cost for the 8 Day Guide Assisted Dingle Peninsula Hike €295

For more information about this tour & to explore all your other options please contact a member of our team here.

To see a short video of some of the highlights on this tour check out our YouTube channel here.


Hike around Slea Head, the most westerly part of Ireland

Visit Tralee – home to the Rose of Tralee festival

Practise your Irish language in the Blasket Island Visitor Centre

Enjoy great traditional Irish music in Dingle town

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Expert local guide
6 fantastic hikes
Exclusive GPS navigation phone app with easy to read routes notes
Transport as per itinerary
Dedicated holiday specialist to help with planning


Day 1 - Arrive to Tralee
Arrive to the town of Tralee where your holiday begins. Meet your guide, your other group members (max 8 people) and settle into your first accommodation. Your guide will brief the group on your holiday and the next days hiking options. Enjoy an evening at your leisure with great dining options to suit all tastes.
Day 2 - Tralee to Camp
Leaving Tralee, you hike along the foothills of the legendary Slieve Mish Mountains. As you hike west, glorious views of Tralee Bay & North Kerry unfold in front of you. This route is also the Kerry Camino hiking trail which offers a sense of pilgrimage as you hike. Overnight in the lovely village of Camp.

Total Distances: Route 1: 19km | Route 2: 13km | Route 3: 4.5 km
Day 3 - Camp to Annascaul
Continuing west, you hike across the centre of the Dingle Peninsula to reach the stunning Inch Beach. With time to enjoy a swim (or a pint of Guinness perhaps!!) you then continue your hike to reach the village of Annascaul – famous for its links with the South Pole expeditions. Overnight here.

Total Distances: Route 1: 16.7km | Route 2: 13.7km | Route 3: 5.7km
Day 4 - Annascaul to Dingle
Hiking from Annascaul, you pass an impressive 15th century castle before going inland to pass an early Christian settlement. Today’s hike takes you through farmland and ancient trading routes as you continue to follow the Kerry Camino in the footsteps of our ancestors. Your hike finishes in the town of Dingle where you enjoy your next 2 overnights.

Total Distances: Route 1: 22km | Route 2: 16.6km | Route 3: 10.5km
Day 5 - Slea Head
A short transfer from Dingle takes you to one of the most stunning hikes imaginable. Today you hike around the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula – Slea Head & you will be rewarded by superb views all the way. This is also one of the richest regions in Ireland with archaeological remains dating back to the 6th century. Return to Dingle for your 2nd overnight.

Total Distances: Route 1: 18km | Route 2: 13.8km | Route 3: 10km | Route 4: 4.5km
Day 6 - Cloghane
Today’s hike takes you into a wilderness area that is so beautiful it must be seen to be believed. Under the foothills of Mt. Brandon you enter the Brandon Nature Reserve, a place of outstanding beauty & thankfully protected from development & exploitation. A treasure for hikers to enjoy. Overnight in the tiny village of Cloghane – a joy for all walkers.

Total Distances: Route 1: 17.3km | Route 2: 13.7km | Route 3: 11km | Route 4: 6km
Day 7 - Fermoyle Beach
Your final hike takes you to the magnificent Fermoyle Beach as you follow to the Maherees Peninsula. This is a glorious place with a microscopic climate that gives it more sunny days than most of the surrounding landscape. At the end of your hike, you transfer by minivan back to Tralee for your final overnight.

Total Distances: Route 1: 21.3km | Route 2: 13.5km | Route 3: 8km
Day 8 - Depart from Tralee
One more delicious breakfast before you begin on your homeward journey. From Tralee town you can avail of the excellent bus & train services to all major towns, cities & airports in Ireland.


The choice is yours – you can opt for comfortable, moderate or energetic hikes each day.
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