8-Day Guided Burren, Aran Islands & Connemara Hike

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7 nights stay, 6 days hiking
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Our Burren Aran islands Connemara Hike offers three fascinating regions in one amazing holiday. The Burren is almost “lunar” in appearance as limestone pavements cover the landscape, hiding an array of flowers that are not found anywhere else in Ireland. The Aran Islands are a cultural joy, keeping so many Irish traditions alive, including the language, music & song. Add to that an incredible number of ancient monuments, some of which you will see as you hike around the largest of these islands. Connemara is mountainous, a wilderness with bogland and lakes everywhere you turn with a beauty that inspires as you hike this land. This is a superb holiday with such an array of experiences you will want more time to absorb it all fully.


Single Supplement costs for 8 Day Guided Burren, Aran Islands & Connemara Hike €420.00.

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The quaint fishing village of Roundstone with traditional fishing boats moored in the bay.

Gaze across the Wild Atlantic Ocean from atop the amazing Cliffs of Moher

Explore the impressive Connemara National Park

Immerse yourself in thousands of years of history at the ancient cliff top fortress, Dún Aonghasa

What's Included?

Ensuite room in 4* hotels with breakfast
Expert local guide
6 fantastic hikes
Evening meals & lunches as per itinerary
Transport as per itinerary
Dedicated holiday specialist to help with planning


Day 1 - Arrive to Clifden
Arrive to Clifden & meet your guide and the rest of your group, before enjoying a sumptuous evening meal together (3 overnights here).
Meals: Dinner (D)
Day 2 - Errisbeg
Your first hike takes you up a wonderful hill that overlooks the magnificent Roundstone Bog & Dogs Bay. Overlooking the western coast of Connemara, the landscape opens up before you dotted with inland lakes & islands along the coast.
Meals: Breakfast (B) & Lunch (L)
Total Distance: 10.5kms | Total Ascent: 332m | Total Descent: 324m | Max Elevations: 281m
Day 3 - Killary
Today you will drive north to reach the stunning Killary Harbour. This is Ireland’s only fjord with a wealth of history and amazing scenery. Leenane village is nestled at the Eastern shores of the fjiord and this is where you will begin your hike today.
Meals: B & L
Total Distance: 6.2kms & 7.6km | Total Ascent: 185m & 400m | Total Descent: 183m & 395 | Max Elevations: 105m & 442m
Day 4 - Inis Mor - The Black Fort
Driving to a nearby harbour, you take a ferry to Inis Mor – the largest of the Aran Islands (1½ hrs travel time). Upon reaching the island you will make a brif stop at your overnight accommodation before beginning your hike. Today you explore the SE of the island as you step back in history hiking to a wonderful promontory fort. Enjoy this unique "Lunar" landscape with limestone pavements under your feet. (2 overnights on Inis Mor).
Meals: B, L & D
Total Distance: 6.2kms | Total Ascent: 97m | Total Descent: 183m | Max Elevations: 49m
Day 5 - Dún Aonghasa the Ancient Ring Fort
Today you have a full day to explore all the wonders of Inis Mor and you will soon discover why the Aran Islands are so important as a bastion of Irish culture & tradition. Visit the impressive Poll na bPeist tidal pool (or Serpents Lair) before reaching one of the most impressive places in Ireland – Dún Aonghasa the ancient ring fort. With ruined churches, castles and the chance to watch the local seals basking in the sun, something you will never forget.
Meals: B & L
Total Distance: 17.2kms | Total Ascent: 239m | Total Descent: 235m | Max Elevations: 95m
Day 6 - Cliffs of Moher
Your holiday concludes with an amazing hike along the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Starting from your accommodation, you follow south to reach Hags Head, enjoying some of the most impressive coastal scenery imaginable. Sea birds circle overhead and dive below to enthrall and add to the beauty all around.
Meals: B & L
Total Distance: 12.4kms | Total Ascent: 951m | Total Descent: 902m | Max Elevations: 179m
Day 7 - The Burren
Today you will follow the old green road into the heart of Black Head mountain, with wonderful limestone pavements and stone walls all around. There are fantastic views over Galway Bay and the Aran Islands as you continue on, around Gleninagh Mountain. Finishing your walk in Fanore, you will be transported back to Doolin for your final overnight.
Meals: B, L & D
Total Distance: 6.6kms | Total Ascent: 240m | Total Descent: 239m | Max Elevations: 229m
Day 8 - Depart from Doolin
After breakfast, you will make your way to Galway or Limerick to depart. From either city, you can avail of the excellent bus & train service links to all major towns, cities, airports & ferry ports in Ireland.
PLEASE NOTE: Should you wish to return from Shannon Airport – there is a regular bus service from Doolin to Ennis from where you can then link to Shannon Airport.
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Moderate hikes each day – A reasonable level of fitness is required with the ability to handle elevations changes during each hike.
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