The Burren Landscape

Discovery, Walking

Ireland or France?

24 Feb , 2017  

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we will be comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy.


Ireland v France

 

Ireland: Celtic Highlights

The Dingle peninsula

The Dingle peninsula has been described by National Geographic as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’.

Explore Ireland’s highlights on this popular week-long drive and hike tour that takes in classic attractions such as the capital city Dublin, the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Connemara. As a drive & hike, the Celtic Highlights tour, allows you to get up and close to the Emerald Isle’s natural landscapes by stopping to explore where you please.

Diamond Hill in Connemara

The view from Diamond Hill in Connemara

The tour starts in Dublin before heading south through Wicklow and then westwards to County Cork before reaching Kerry then heading up along Ireland’s east coast to Galway. Receive a warm welcome, and get a glimpse into rural life in some of Ireland’s charming villages after walking through the idyllic countryside, walking beside majestic mountains, shimmering loughs and shady glens.

Slea Head, Dingle

Slea Head, Dingle.

This is a whistle-stop tour of Ireland, with the chance to get out on foot and immerse yourself in stunning landscapes. You set the pace each day—whether you want to spend time exploring on foot or with four wheels—the choice is yours!

France: Classic Walks of Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc Massif

The Mont Blanc Massif

The Classic Walks of Mont Blanc tour is a collection of iconic Alpine walks that offer sublime mountain views on both sides of the Mont Blanc Massif. The towering Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, is the dominating presence here and you can experience mountain life from both the French and Italian perspectives. Expect to see tranquil foothills covered with wildflowers, snow-capped summits, grassy meadows, glaciers, charming hamlets and bright blue mountain lakes.

Refugio Bonatti to Courmayeur is a classic Mont Blanc walk.

Refugio Bonatti to Courmayeur is a classic Mont Blanc walk.

Based in the towns of Chamonix and Courmayeur there is no shortage of awe-inspiring walks to complete every day including classics such as Refugio Bonatti to Courmayeur and Tre le Champ to La Flégère via Lac Blanc. One of the major draws on this self-guided walking tour around Mont Blanc is that it can be done solo, unlike our other Mont Blanc walking tours.

A hiker walking in the Alps.

Awe-inspiring views from start to finish.

Graded as moderate the Classic Walks of Mont Blanc tour is geared towards those walkers who are in good physical shape looking to enjoy iconic walks within classic Alpine scenery.


For more information on our range of self-guided walking  & cycling tours in Ireland or France contact a member of our team on [email protected] or if you would like to receive adventure travel tips and advice straight to your inbox sign up for our newsletter!

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Having graduated in 2015 I joined the team here at Macs Adventure in May 2016. I split my time between spreading the word about our range of fantastic walking and cycling tours, building my knowledge of digital marketing and deciding where to travel next...