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Active holidays in Ireland are a revelation. With time to wander off the beaten track, pause for a long chat with the locals and an excuse to enjoy a pint of Guinness at the end of every day you will experience the real Ireland.
Ireland has a wealth of breathtaking coastal paths, ancient pilgrim routes, ribbon-like mountain tracks, and moors richly scented with flora and fauna. Above all it has the most wonderful people and culture that you will experience in heaps as you walk through this friendly and inspiring land.
Ireland, like the UK, has very distinctive seasons. Traditionally the summer months will be the best time to walk or cycle in Ireland as the weather should be at its best and being further north, Ireland is generally not too warm in the summer. However, Spring and Autumn are wonderful times to enjoy the outdoors in Ireland. Spring sees the lush greens of the emerald isle erupt into full colour and the Autumn is a quiet time bursting with seasonal colour.
There is a wealth of active travel to enjoy in Ireland. We can offer you a drive and hike, which will allow you to explore the breadth of the country in a way that no bus tour could come close to. There are also some lovely hiking opportunities close to Dublin on the Wicklow Way, but when it comes to exploring wild, rural Ireland, there is nowhere better than the West Coast. 5 peninsulae stick out into the Atlantic, each offering amazing walking and cycling experiences. The Dingle Peninsula and the Kerry Peninsula are the best known, but we can get you right off the beaten track and into an experience of Ireland you will never forget.
To get a good overview of Ireland, a two-week trip would be ideal. This way you can cover a lot of the island by car and head out to see the little secrets on foot. However, spending a week in a particular region is the best way to go, allowing you to really explore the landscape, experience the local cuisine and revel in the great Irish hospitality.