Dingle Peninsula Walk

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Trip code: 
TDQ
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Coastal Walks
Min age:
16
Group size:
6–16

Discover the Dingle Peninsula; steeped in history coupled with magnificent views in all directions.

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on the West Coast of Ireland.  Moreover, it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture.  There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years. The Dingle peninsula offers magnificent views in all directions making it an ideal location for a walking holiday. Incredibly green pastures stretch as far as the eye can see, completely empty save for small herds of sheep or goats. At almost every turn there are spectacular views of mist-covered mountains and wild stretches of uninhabitable coastline where deep fissures have been carved, over the centuries, by the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Highlights

  • Panoramic views from Slieve Mish Mountains
  • Picturesque village of Cloghane
  • ‘Sacred’ Brandon Mountain
  • Slea Head
  • Vibrant town of Dingle; the home of Traditional Irish music

Key information

  • 7 nights hotel, all rooms en suite
  • 5 days hiking
  • Maximum altitude 725m, average altitude 250m
  • Moderate walks; good level of fitness recommended
  • All transport by private minibus (Optional boat trip, weather dependent)

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners
  • All accommodation (please see accommodation section)
  • Transport to/from each day’s walking locations and luggage transfers when required.

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa's and vaccinations
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
Call for general departures:
0208 772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Terrain:

Low altitude; good paths with some gradual ascents

 

Day by day breakdown
Day 216.0km/10.0miles
Day 316.0km/10.0miles
Day 414.0km/8.7miles
Day 57.0km/4.0miles
Day 618.0km/11.2miles
Day 712.0km/7.5miles

Itinerary

Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Ireland

UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.

Vaccinations

Ireland

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts are included, each morning you will be able to enjoy a Full Irish Breakfast. 

5 picnic lunches are provided. These will typically consist of a sandwich, with fruit and a chocolate bar or cereal bar. 

In the evenings we will dine either at the hotel or in local restaurants. Dinner will be a three course meal. Please note dinner is not included on our first night in Dingle. 

 

Weather

The climate on the West Coast of Ireland is mild due to its location and the influence of the Gulf Stream. The weather however is temperamental and proves quite hard to predict, therefore it is important to be prepared for all weather. The warmer months tend to be the summer months, July and August, with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. Temperatures rarely fall below 0 during the year. The wettest months tend to be from October through to March. April is often the driest month. Rain can be expected at any time of the year. 

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 3 (Moderate) 

Throughout the week we will be immersed in traditional Irish culture and discover the area’s history and mythical stories. The terrain and type of path will vary from rocky mountain tracks to grass tracks on open bogland, at times we walk on the road or beach. The walks are not technically difficult however you will need to cover distances of up to 18km so a good level of fitness is required. After a day’s walking relax in a traditional Irish pub and listen to the sound of Irish music & song.

Please note that Ireland can be a bit ‘damp’ both underfoot and overhead, with some liquid sunshine! Irish weather is unpredictable and the nature of hikes can change quickly and dramatically because of the weather. This is one of the many pleasant aspects of hiking in Ireland. With this in mind the itinerary may have to be altered at short notice.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotel & Guesthouses

Our journey starts in the heart of the historic town of Tralee where we stay in a comfortable 3-star hotel just a 1 minute walk from the centre. We then venture on to Dingle where we stay in a guesthouse with stunning views over Dingle Harbour. Our final stop is Cloghane where we stay in a quaint family run guesthouse. All the accommodation has been chosen to provide a comfortable base after returning from a day of exploring. All rooms are en suite.

Single accommodation is available on request; please speak to your sales consultant for availability and prices. 

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

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