The view from the top of Croagh Patrick

Drive & hike, Walking

Wales or Ireland?

8 Mar , 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.

Wales v Ireland


Wales: The Best of Pembrokeshire

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Hidden away in the far south west corner of Wales, Pembrokeshire has a rugged beauty that attracts holidaymakers from all over the UK and abroad. People come here for the secluded coasts, turquoise waters, long sandy beaches, and prolific birdlife however not many of these visitors realise that to get the full Pembrokeshire Coast experience you must walk here.

Pembrokeshire is like Cornwall without the crowds.

Pembrokeshire is like Cornwall without the crowds.

Set predominantly on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a trail along the clifftops high above the Atlantic, The Best of Pembrokeshire walking tour is a first class week of walking that takes you on a journey through flower-filled fields, secret coves, quaint villages and historic towns. Bird watchers and nature lovers will enjoy the visit to Skomer island which is home to the largest colony of seabirds in southern Britain. On the journey over to Skomer, keep an eye out for seals and dolphins, before exploring the island on a 4 mile walk that shows off the flora and the fauna, including puffins.

Puffins on Skomer Island.

Puffins on Skomer Island.


Ireland: Ultimate Ireland Discovery

Visit the Giant's Causeway on the Ultimate Ireland Discovery link.

Visit the Giant’s Causeway on the Ultimate Ireland Discovery tour.

Travel the length and breadth of Ireland in a fortnight on the Ultimate Ireland Discovery drive & hike tour. Walk in most of Ireland’s counties such as Wicklow, Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Donegal and Antrim and tick off many of the must-sees including; Dublin, the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, the Titanic Experience in Belfast, Galway and Croagh Patrick.

The view from Croagh Patrick on the Ultimate Ireland Discovery.

The view from Croagh Patrick.

Being a drive and hike this tour allows you to cover a lot of ground and become well-acquainted with the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as you complete a loop drive which starts and ends in Dublin. Before setting off from Ireland’s capital city, be sure to check out the historic and cultural attractions such as The Book of Kells at Trinity College. As well as the sights, this tour also packs in some fantastic walks that have been hand-picked by our team, ensuring that you explore the best trails through the country’s moody mountains, wild coastline and serene loughs.

Port Salon Beach in County Donegal.

Port Salon Beach in County Donegal.

Our Ultimate Ireland Discovery drive & hike tour includes 14 nights in hand-picked accommodation in high-quality bed and breakfasts and guesthouses whose hosts always go the extra mile to share their top tips and recommendations.

If you would like more information or have any questions about our range of self-guided walking and cycling in Wales or Ireland, please get in touch with our team on [email protected].

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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...