8-Day Guided Donegal Hike

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7 nights stay, 6 days hiking
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Donegal boasts one of the most fascinating histories in Ireland, along with some of the most amazing scenery in the country. This holiday will captivate you as you experience some of the best & most inspiring coastal hikes imaginable and gives you the opportunity to meet local people who are both friendly & great “craic”. Enjoy great hiking, fabulous food & super music.


Single Supplement costs for 8 Day Guided Donegal Hike €295

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Step back in history as you accompany part of a pilgrim route in Glencolmcille, following a tradition that is over 1,000 years old

Hike Slieve League – Ireland’s highest sea cliffs & certainly the most impressive

Climb Errigal – the iconic mountain that is the highest in Donegal

Enjoy the glorious Glenveagh Castle now part of Glenveagh National Park

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations 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 - Ardara
Arrive to Ardara, just west of Donegal town where your holiday begins. Meet your guide & other group members (max 8 people) and enjoy an evening meal together (3 overnights here).
Meals: Dinner (D)
Day 2 - Glencolmcille
A 50 min transfer this morning brings you to the village of Glencolmcille. Famous for its Irish cultural centre and ensuring the continuation of Irish music, dance & language, you start your hike here. Follow part of an ancient pilgrim route and enjoy wonderful coastal vista’s as you hike across open hillsides to complete an inspiring circuit.
Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L)
Total Distance: 9.3kms | Total Ascent: 403m | Total Descent: 404m | Max Elevation: 262m
Day 3 - Slieve League
Slieve League is your destination today as you hike these dramatic coastal cliffs believed to be the highest in Europe. From here, you look south across Donegal Bay to Sligo & the famous Benbulben mountain. See the iconic “One Man’s Pass” and visit an ancient ruined oratory where you are surrounded by some of the most glorious views of mountains and boglands.
Meals: B, L
Total Distance: 12.5kms | Total Ascent: 714m | Total Descent: 705m | Max Elevation: 565m
Day 4 - Bluestack Mountains
Moving north today, your hike takes you over the foothills of the Bluestack Mountains into a wilderness only reached by foot. Ancient ruined villages, bogland and farmland immerse you into nature at its best. Experience Irish rural life as you pass through this rugged region. Continue by minivan to the region known as Gweedore where you spend your next 4 nights.
Meals: B, L, D
Total Distance: 12.6kms | Total Ascent: 404m | Total Descent: 469m | Max Elevation: 405m
Day 5 - Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is a stunning location and demonstrates a “taming” of wilderness that is breath-taking. As you hike through this verdant natural park, you reach Glenveagh Castle with its beautiful gardens and fascinating history. A truly remarkable place.
Meals: B, L
Total Distance: 10.7kms | Total Ascent: 138m | Total Descent: 316m | Max Elevation: 232m
Day 6 - Errigal Mountain
Errigal mountain dominates the scenery in so much of Donegal. It is conical in shape and has a volcanic appearance as it stands guard above the surrounding landscape. Hiking it today will give you a wonderful sense of achievement as you enjoy the dramatic physical geography that this mountain provides. The prize at the top is panoramic views of Donegal wilderness.
Meals: B, L
Total Distance: 4.4kms | Total Ascent: 601m | Total Descent: 601m | Max Elevation: 708m
Day 7 - Horn Head
Returning to the coast today, you hike around Horn Head alongside its stunning coastal scenery. Admire the vista’s all around you as you hike across the open hillside to reach this headland and its sheers cliffs alive and home to a plethora of seabirds. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in Dunfanaghy, the traditional and very picturesque village, before returning to your accommodation for your final overnight and evening meal together.
Meals: Breakfast B, L, D
Total Distance: 7.6kms | Total Ascent: 387m | Total Descent: 390m | Max Elevation: 241m
Day 8 - Letterkenny
After breakfast, your Guide will drive you to Letterkenny where your holiday finishes. From here, you can avail of the excellent bus service to all major towns, cities & airports in Ireland.
Meals: Breakfast (B)


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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