Burren Way Ireland

DAY 1: Arrival in Lahinch

From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Lahinch.

DAY 2: Lahinch to Doolin

Distance 28km • Approximate Walking Time 6 - 8 hours • Ascent (↑) 200m

Your walking tour starts with a relaxing stroll down the beach at Lahinch. The trail then leads around Liscannor Bay and up to the southern end of the world famous Cliffs of Moher. From here, you have breath-taking views of the cliffs rising vertically more than 200m from the sea. For the next 10km you will follow one of the most spectacular cliff paths in Europe until you come to the small village of Doolin, renowned for live Irish music.

DAY 3: Doolin to Fanore

18km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 250m

You have the opportunity to visit Doolin Cave and the Great Stalactite before making your way through the quiet farm lands near Lisdoonvarna. After a gentle climb up the side of Slieve Elva, you can enjoy great views of the Atlantic coast and towards the Aran Islands. You’ll end this day near the beautiful beach of Fanore.

DAY 4: Fanore to Ballyvaughan

21/26km • 5 - 7 hours • (↑) 250m

An ancient ‘Green Road’ brings you to lonely Black Head with splendid views over Galway Bay.