Dingle Way

A self-guided walking holiday around the Dingle Peninsula, visiting the Slieve Mish Mountains, the extraordinary coastline around Dingle Bay and Tralee Bay.
Dingle Way Map

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The Dingle Way starts in Tralee and makes an almost complete circuit of the enchanting peninsula of Ireland as it continues along wild, remote coastline and rugged mountains. The Dingle Peninsula combines everything that is legendary about Ireland with abundant reminders of the land's rich history and culture.

Starting in the busy market town of Tralee, the Dingle Way crosses the lower slopes of the Slieve Mish Mountains to the village of Camp, with glorious views across Tralee Bay and the Atlantic. It then heads south-west through the hills forming the backbone of the peninsula and arrives at the village of Annascaul on the shores of Dingle Bay.

Following the coast, the trail arrives in the attractive old fishing port of Dingle, before heading around the promontory at Slea Head, where there are wonderful views of the Blasket Islands and ever changing views of the Dingle coastline, with its sweeping sandy bays, coves, cliffs, islands and sleepy fishing villages.

As the trail passes through the wonderful village of Ballyferriter, you will find yourself in the heart of the Gaeltacht, or Irish speaking area of the peninsula. Here, Irish customs, tradition and culture has been preserved alongside the language and you are sure to gain an excellent insight into Ireland.

As the trail continues clockwise around the peninsula, it skirts the shoulder of Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest mountain, before descending to the picturesque village of Cloghane, where there are views over Brandon Bay, the mountain peaks of Mount Brandon and an abundance of lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

From here the route takes you for a stroll along the beautiful Fermoyle Beach out to the tip of the Maharees Peninsula, before continuing along the Tralee Bay side to arrive at your finishing point in Castlegregory.

Holiday Highlights

  • Admiring wonderful cliff top scenery, with views over Dingle Bay, the Blasket Islands and Brandon Bay.
  • Experiencing the wealth of archaeology along the trail, including promontory forts, ancient churches, standing stones etched with Ogham writing and early Christian villages of stone beehive huts.
  • Becoming absorbed in the Irish culture and customs in the Gaeltacht regions of the Dingle Peninsula.

Dingle Way

Tralee to Castlegregory around the rugged coastline of Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula.
Total Distance 87.5 miles (140 km)
Start and Finish Tralee to Castlegregory
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
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Dingle Way Dunquin Pier
Dingle Way mountain lake
Dingle Way view to the Blaskets
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
DINW 8 nights, 7 days walking £795 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£40 per person / per night
£30 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Don’t have the time for the complete walk?

As well as the complete Dingle Way, we also offer the Dingle Way Highlights, taking in some of the most interesting sections of the trail.


Dingle Way Highlights

A self-guided walking holiday around the ancient villages and spectacular rocky coastline of the Dingle Peninsula.
Total Distance 69.5 miles (111 km)
Start and Finish Circular trail beginning at Annascaul
Availability 2nd January to 24th December

The Dingle Way Highlights take in the most fascinating sections of the Dingle Way, giving you the chance to explore the wealth of history and experience the Irish culture as you begin in the lively villageof Annascaul and walk to Castlegregory, on the North side of the Dingle Peninsula.

Starting on the shores of Dingle Bay, the trail leaves Annascaul and heads south-west across the peninsula, visiting a series of historic sites, including the 16th century castle at Minard, before following an old military road to the pretty fishing port of Dingle.

Having spent an evening soaking up the atmosphere, a taxi transfer will take you to a site just outside of Dingle for the start of your walk, which visits the sandy bays and around the ancient landscape of Slea Head, where you will see impressive 'beehive' huts perched on the hillside.

The trail soon arrives in Dunquin, where there are wonderful views of the Blasket Islands and the surrounding, rugged cliffs. Dunquin is a Gaeltacht village, where the Irish language has survived and it is a wonderful place to learn about Irish culture.

Having explored Dunquin, a taxi transfer will return you to Dingle, where you will spend another night in comfortable accommodation and have more time to explore the town, with its Neo-Gothic church, pubs, cafés, craft shops and perhaps even listen to some traditional Irish music.

On the morning of your walk, a taxi will take you to the tiny village of Tiduff, where you will then follow an old military road to Cloghane, where there are wonderful views of Brandon Bay and the peaks of Mount Brandon.

On the final day of this delightful walk, you will have the chance to dip your toes into the sea as the trail heads along the beach, overlooked by dramatic mountains, before you continue along the Maherees Peninsula and arrive in the village of Castlegregory, where a visit to the 16th century castle is a wonderful way to complete your walk on the Dingle Way Highlights trail.

Holiday Highlights

  • Getting into the spirit of adventure as you explore Annascaul, the birthplace of Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean.
  • Discovering the ancient 'beehive' huts, 16th century castle and 10th century monastery along the trail.
  • Enjoying the spectacular landscape, with views of dramatic mountains, rugged cliffs and sandy bays.
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Dingle Way Brandon Bay
Dingle
Dingle Way Dunquin Bay
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
DINH2 7 nights, 6 days walking £690 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£40 per person / per night
£30 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

Dingle Way Taster Break

A short walking holiday from Dingle to Annascaul around the spectacular Dingle Peninsula.
Total Distance 34.5 miles (55 km)
Start and Finish Dingle to Annascaul
Availability 2nd January to 24th December

Starting in the picturesque fishing port of Dingle and continuing along the rugged landscape of the Dingle Peninsula to the lively village of Annascaul, the Dingle Way Taster Break is the ideal solution for those with less time who wish to experience the charm of Ireland.

After leaving Dingle, the trail explores the ancient landscape around Slea Head as it makes its way to the stunningly beautiful village of Dunquin, a Gaeltacht village where the Irish language still prevails.

From here, a taxi transfer will return you to Dingle, where you will spend another night in this charming town.In the morning, you will be returned to the tiny village of Tiduff, where your walk continues against a backdrop of stunning scenery around Brandon Bay and Mount Brandon, before continuing to Annascaul, where the sound of traditional Irish music awaits to greet you on completion of your walk.

Holiday Highlights

  • Getting a sense of Irish culture and customs and perhaps even listening to traditional Irish music.
  • Admiring the varied scenery, from the crashing waves of the Atlantic, dramatic cliffs and coastline, mist covered mountains to lush green fields stretching into the distance.
  • Exploring the archaeological heritage of the Dingle peninsula, with beehive huts and ancient villages.
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Dingle Way Slea Head
Dingle Way Brandon Bay
Dingle Way scenery
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
DINSB 4 nights, 3 days walking £475 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£45 per person / per night
£35 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.