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Dingle Way Short Break

Dingle Way Short Break

A short walking holiday from Camp to Dunquin around the spectacular Dingle Peninsula.

4 nights
37 miles

From £495 per person

Find out about the tour

About this route

Starting in the village of Camp, beneath the Slieve Mish Mountains, the Dingle Way Short Break follows three of the best days along this fascinating hike through traditional Ireland; an ideal walk for those with less time who wish to experience the charm of the South West.

The first day heads through the countryside down towards the village of Annascaul, where traditional Irish music fills the local pubs. The trail continues following the coastline towards the fishing town of Dingle, great for local seafood and witnessing dolphins in the harbour. The trail finishes with a last day exploring the ancient landscape around Slea Head as it makes its way to the village of Dunquin, a Gaeltacht village where the Irish language still prevails.

© Contours Walking Holidays Dingle Way Short Break map
Camp to Dunquin with transfer to Dingle at end of walk.
37 miles (59 km)
2nd January to 24th December

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 and dramatic cliffs of the coastline, to the mist-covered mountains and the lush green fields stretching into the distance.

Exploring the archaeological heritage of the Dingle peninsula, with beehive huts and ancient villages. 

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
DINSB From Camp to Dingle 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£495

Dingle Way Short Break 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Important information

Please be aware that the advertised distances below are based on the optional shortest days available when hiking. An optional taxi transfer is included on the morning of Days 3 which cuts out a short distance from the day to create the advertised distance.

To ensure that you are accommodated within close proximity of restaurants, cafes or pubs for your evening meal, our preferred itinerary for the Dingle Way does involve some short transfers. These are all pre-arranged and included in the cost of the holiday.

All information regarding transfers will be included in your holiday pack, but if you would like more information prior to booking, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also keep in touch if you need further details regarding the full hiking route and daily distances without the optional transfers - we'll be very happy to assist. 


Travel to Camp where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Camp to Annascaul. 10.5 miles (17km)

Day 2

Annascaul to Dingle. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 3

Dingle to Dunquin. 12 miles (19km)
Transport is provided from Dunquin to your accommodation in Dingle


Depart from Dingle after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£60.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Dingle)
£65.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days


You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Dingle)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 36.5 miles (58.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10.5 miles (17 km)
Maximum daily distance: 14 miles (22.5 km)
Code: DINSB Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Camp
End of holiday: Dunquin

Route Profile

Dingle Way Short Break Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city is Tralee, and international airport Kerry (also known as Farranfore). Kerry Airport is just under a mile from the nearest railway station at Farranfore and can be accessed by bus. From here you can catch the train to Tralee.

By Rail - The nearest rail station to the trail is Tralee, about 11 miles from Camp and about 31 miles from Dingle.

By Bus - There is a bus service from Tralee to Camp at the start of the trail. From the end of the trail at Dingle, there is a bus which runs to Tralee. These bus services are fairly infrequent, so a taxi may be a better option at certain times.

From Dublin - There is a train service between Dublin and Tralee. A bus or taxi would be required to complete the journey to Camp. Buses run between the centre of Dublin and Dublin Airport.

A transfer from Dunquin to Dingle is included at the end of the walk.

To return to the start of the trail - Take a bus or taxi from Dingle to Camp.

For planning journeys by public transport in Ireland, please visit:

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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