8-Day Guided walk of Burren Aran and Connemara
The Burren National Park covers a remarkable 1,500ha of limestone pavement, hazel scrub, woodland, turloughs, springs and cliffs. Originating from the Irish word “Boireann” meaning rocky place you cannot fail to be impressed by this truly mesmeric landscape. The Connemara village of Roundstone is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain, it is no surprise that International artists have drawn their inspiration from this enigmatic location.
Overnight in Roundstone. Enjoying our first evening meal together, with general chat about the coming week’s hikes.
Walk Errisbeg Mountain/Dogs Bay Beach overlooking the famous Roundstone Bog and the musical village of Roundstone. Walk Details – Distance: 14kms. Height gain: 350mts.
Travel to Rossaveel to catch the Ferry to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. Hike to Dún Dúchathair, a spectacular cliff-top stone fort on the southern Atlantic coast of Inishmore. Walk Details – Distance: 8-10kms. Height gain: 80mts.
Hike westwards along the spine of Inishmore. Visit the enigmatic rectangular pool known as Poll na bPéist or the Worm Hole, continue along the cliff-top to Dún Aonghusa, Ireland’s most famous stone fort. Return to Kilronan along the north coast, visiting Port Mhuirbhigh beach and the church of Teampall Chiaráin. Walk Details – Distance: 18kms. Height gain: 180mts.
Transfer from Inishmore to Inishmean hiking around the island. Walk Details – Distance: 15kms. Height gain: 180mts.
Ferry from Inishmor to Doolin. Hike along the Cliffs of Moher to Hag’s Head. Walk Details – Distance: 8kms. Height gain: 180mts.
Hike over Gleninagh Mountain exploring stone forts then descend to Black Head. Walk Details – Distance: 16kms. Height gain: 380mts.
After breakfast you bid farewell to this beautiful and breathtaking part of Ireland. We offer a courtesy transfer to Ennis Bus/Rail Station.