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  • 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

    28 Km 6-8 Hrs 200 Metres

    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

    18 Km 4-6 Hrs 250 Metres

    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

    21/26 Km 5-7 Hrs 250 Metres

    An ancient ‘Green Road’ brings you to lonely Black Head with splendid views over Galway Bay.  The route continues on a narrow trail along cliffs before it joins an old Mass Path, leading into the fertile Gleninagh Valley. After passing the 16th century Newtown Castle you cross through fields and woodland before arriving in Ballyvaughan, your stop for the night.

  • Day 5 Departure from Ballyvaughan

    There is a regular bus service from Ballyvaughan to Galway and from there to Dublin, Limerick and Shannon. Full details provided upon booking.

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