Walking Tour

Walking Holidays in Ireland

The Emerald Isle offers a wonderfully rich, verdant landscape, from the sea cliffs of the West Coast to a rolling interior, which begs for exploration and the slow pace of a walk, hike or ramble. With endless country paths and relatively untouched scenic areas to discover and enjoy, it can be hard to choose where to head on a walking break in Ireland.

Whether you prefer the picturesque scenery of Mayo County with its spectacular collection of the North Atlantic Ocean, rocky shoreline and vast bog landscapes and mountains or exploring the wonders of the country’s famous Burren National Park - those interested in a walking holiday are sure to enjoy wandering through any of these tranquil landscapes of the Emerald Isle.

For more inspiration, leading travel writer Catherine Mack lists some of the best walks in the Dublin area as well as a larger feature on Ireland's top green breaks on our blog.

Whether you’re interested in being part of a walking tour or prefer more independence, there is a wide range of guided and self-guided holidays to choose from. Below we feature some of the best walking holidays in Ireland, all of which are easily reachable by train or ferry. 

Group walking uphill in the Burren

Walking the Burren hills at the Burren Yoga Centre, Ireland

An all year round complete holiday package with a lovely balance of time climbing the hills, walks by the sea combined with yoga, tasty vegetarian meals in one of the most stunning settings on the west coast of Ireland, The Burren.

From £265 to £610

From w/e to 6 days
Fri eve to Thurs noon every week June to Sept. Or Fri eve to Sun every week of year
Walking through the floral on Sherpa Expeditions self-guided walking holiday

Walk the Wicklow Way | 7 Days

Walking in Ireland at your own pace from Wicklow Mountains National Park, via the city sights of Dublin and The Guinness Estate and Enniskerry on this self-guided holiday which covers 79 miles of the Wicklow Way.

From £715pp based on twin sharing

7 Days
Departures daily from March to October

A Burren Walking Break at The Boghill Centre, Co Clare

A group walking holiday where you explore Irelands famous Burren National Park and immerse yourself in local culture, heritage, and tradition. Enjoy the music, the dance, the craic, the food, and stay in a friendly eco complex.

€595 per person (private room €655) Inclusive of full bed and board, all refreshments, all walks and tours. Based on a minimum group number of 6 people.

6 days - variable stays can be quoted
April - September 2014 Choose a date to suit your group