10 days/9 nights with at least 6 of days walking


Any start date between April 1 and October 31

We recommend to start this tour on a Thursday to see the open air market in Ennis held every Friday


Moderate

Walking routes will have options between 6-10 km daily; combination of trails and quiet roads



Classic Accommodation:   US$ 2120
LuxeAccommodation:
US$ 3170
Single suppl. classic: US$570
Single suppl. Luxe: US$700


  • 9 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers (we enlist your help to take your baggage onto and off the ferry)
  • local guide for one day
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour


Your tour begins from Ennis, which is close to Shannon airport. There are frequent buses that leave from the airport to Ennis, and take approximately 45 minutes.

If you prefer to fly into Dublin, there are train connections to Galway (approximately 4 hours travel time); from Galway buses depart frequently for Ennis and take approximately 1 hour.

Reservations for trains can be made at Rail Europe at 1-800-387-6782 or visiting their web site at www.raileurope.com

Our recommendation would be to fly into Shannon and leave time after the trip for visiting Galway.

After your trip You can transfer to Galway from Clifden easily by bus; Bus Eireann has departures at 9:00 arriving at 11:05.

If you are continuing on to Shannon airport there is a departure from Galway at 12:05 which arrives at Shannon airport at 1:50.
For info and booking www.buseireann.ie

We will provide you more information with your confirmation package.

Randonnée Tours

Ireland

Ireland Walking 10 Days
Having traveled all over Ireland, we have found the western coast region including the Burren, Aran Islands and Connemara to have the most spectacular scenery, with a tremendous abundance of historical monuments, a rich and unique culture, warm and inviting people, and surprisingly few tourists. The hotels and food are a highlight with genuine hospitality.



 
Temple Gate Hotel Temple Gate Hotel,
Ennis
In the centre of the historic town of Ennis, rests on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating and eventful history.
Atlantic View House Atlantic View House,
Doolin
A very charming family run hotel with views of the Cliffs of Moher.
Kilmurvey House Kilmurvey House,
Aran Islands
This venerable inn has been hosting guests for generations. Recent guests have included Hollywood celebrities who come, as we do, for the wonderful hospitality.
   

Lough Inagh Lodge,
Recess
This lodge, just 42 miles from Galway, is set on the shores of Lough Inagh, one of Connemara's most beautiful lakes. A perfect haven for complete relaxation, Lough Inagh Lodge offers you all the comforts and pleasures of an elegant, modern hotel in an old-world atmosphere.

   
 

Old Ground Hotel,

Ennis

This ivy covered former manor house, dating back to the 18th century, offers luxury hotel accommodation in the center of Ennis. With modern amenities and an attentive staff, this hotel is deserving of its 4-stars.

   

Sheedy's Country House Hotel,

Lisdoonvarna

Built in the 1700s, Sheedy's offers an idyllic escape with beautiful gardens and award winning cuisine. Lisdoonvarna is an interesting town with natural spa (next to the hotel). The hotel, a member of Ireland’s Manor House Hotels, has been recommended by Fodors, New York Times and others.

   

Ballynahinch Castle,

Recess

Built in the late 18th century, and boasting over 300 acres, this luxurious castle-hotel is one of Ireland’s finest. Comfort without ostentation is the hallmark here- the restaurant is excellent and welcome friendly.

   


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