Day 1 Arrival in Annascaul
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Annascaul.
Day 2 Annascaul - Dingle Town13-13.5 Miles / 20.5-22 Km 6-8 Hrs 410 Metres
Quiet roads and farmland tracks guide you first towards the sea and past the ruins of the 16th century Minard Castle. You then pass the village of Lispole with the remains of the Lispole Railway Viaduct. From there, lower mountain slopes lead you to the popular Gaeltacht town of Dingle – renowned for its music, its culture and Fungi – a bottle-nosed dolphin that had been greeting visitors in Dingle Harbour from 1984 to 2020.
Day 3 Ventry - Slea Head7 Miles / 11 Km 3-5 Hrs 310 Metres
Complementary transfer to Ventry in the morning. Today’s hike is one of the highlights of the Dingle Way – an unforgettable trek that will transport you from modern Ireland to the ‘old country’. It offers a beautiful beach walk, coastal views, early Christian ‘Beehive Huts’, an Iron Age cliff fort and stunning cliff-top vistas over the mystical Blasket Islands.
Day 4 Slea Head - Ballyferriter9-10 Miles / 14-16 Km 4-6 Hrs 230 Metres
Delving ever deeper into the Gaeltacht, you continue along the Atlantic coastline. Along the way you pass the much-photographed pier at Dunquin and the old coastal fort of Dún an Óir, with its dark history, as well as some of Ireland’s more picturesque and secluded beaches. All the while enjoying the marvellous views dominated by Sybil Point, the peaks of the Three Sisters, Smerwick Harbour and Mount Brandon, one of the highest Mountains in Ireland.
Day 5 Ballyferriter - Cuas10 Miles / 16 Km 4-5 Hrs 170 Metres
The route from Ballyferriter to Cuas first continues along the beaches of Smerwick Harbour, with an optional detour to see the famous Gallarus Oratory, Ireland’s most iconic early Christian church, and then takes you along some of the finest cliff-top walks in the country. Stop for refreshments in the local pub on the coast, before the route guides you to the tiny townland of Cuas, with the imposing peak of Mount Brandon watching over your every step.
Day 6 Departure from Cuas
Free transfer to Dingle Town in the morning. There is a regular bus service from Dingle Town. Full details provided upon booking.