Dingle Way walking vacation in Ireland

“Our only walking vacation along Ireland’s Dingle Way, walking from one accommodation to the next for 10 days, covering 150km of Atlantic adventures. With luggage transfers.”

Highlights

The Dingle Way walking trail | Tralee | Camp village | Anascaul | Dingle | Dunquin | Ballycurrane, Cloghane | Castlegregory | 9 days of walking

Departure information

This trip can be be booked at a time to suit you
Our top tip:
There is an optional day trip to the Blasket Islands. Make it compulsory. Ireland’s islands are special places.
Trip type:
Tailor made, self-guided.
Activity level:
Moderate with one steep climb. Average 14 kms/day.
Accomm:
Guesthouses and small hotels.
Included:
Accommodation., luggage transfers, maps, itineraries.
Meals:
Breakfasts included, lots of pubs and cafes en route. Buy 'Where to Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way', by McKennas’ Guides for top foodie guidance.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Surcharge for own room.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Dingle Way walking vacation in Ireland

Environment

We are a family run business and are committed to operating a Responsible Travel Policy. We aim to provide a quality and positive experience for our customers while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment.

Whilst walking you are taking part in a healthy activity and visiting the area while reducing road congestion. The local authority encourages people to visit the area on foot using public transport in line with their desire to encourage sustainable tourism.

The Responsible Travel Code of Conduct which you receive with your information pack contains suggestions on how to be an ethical traveler by reducing water usage, recycling and properly disposing of litter, and reducing damage to the environment.

The majority of the accommodations we use are locally owned and operated and use local produce for breakfast, thus reducing "food miles" and sustaining the local economy. Wherever possible we use accommodations that are registered with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

When transferring your luggage to your next accommodation we consolidate with others along the Dingle Way wherever possible to reduce energy consumption.

During the booking process for your vacation we reduce paper usage by corresponding by email wherever possible and only printing correspondence which is legally binding. We recycle our ink cartridges and envelopes, and use low energy light bulbs. Paper which cannot be recycled is shredded and composted.

Whilst on this vacation you will be walking at your own pace in your own group. We restrict group sizes on our self-guided walking vacations to a maximum of 12 to reduce impact on the community and the environment.

Community

When walking on the Dingle Way we aim to provide a quality and positive experience for you while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment of countryside, towns, rivers and forests.

The locally owned accommodations give our guests a warm welcome and recommend local pubs, cafes and restaurants along the Dingle Way for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment and sustaining the local economy.

By taking this vacation on the Dingle Way you are contributing to the community by providing income for accommodation providers, pub landlords, restaurant and cafe owners, luggage transfer drivers, and local farmers. There are a number of small local museums and entrance fees are used to restore and conserve Irish heritage, and provide employment for local people. Whilst walking on the Dingle Way we encourage guests to visit the Blasket Islands and take boat trips out from Dingle as this helps to support the local boatmen and this unique marine environment.
We encourage you to use this walking vacation as means to support your chosen charity by way of sponsorship.

All our used postage stamps are collected and used to raise money for local good causes.

Reviews of Dingle Way walking vacation in Ireland

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Meeting the local farm workers as we walked through or passed their farms...what a lot of amazing characters.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared to walk quite a distance before coming across somewhere that you could buy a drink or snack.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Most definitely as all stays were in local B&Bs, farms or small pubs, and most meals were in these places.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


One of the best walking trips we have had...great views, changing daily, friendly and interesting people.

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