The Walk and Drive Tour is the perfect break for those who wish to combine walking and discovering different areas of Ireland by car.
We will book your accommodation, car hire and supply you with walking notes and maps (cycling notes in Kerry also available). You simply walk when and where you choose.
We have chosen Kerry, Wicklow and Galway as your walking bases. The walks we have chosen are circular of varying lengths in some of the most scenic parts of the country. You simply decide how energetic you are feeling, park the car and walk. The walks we have selected are located in different parts of the country, which gives you the opportunity to explore each region.
We have, where possible added a unique Go Visit Ireland twist to your trail. For example, in the Kerry region you can drive to Portmagee in south Kerry and take a boat trip to the Skellig Rocks. The Skellig Rocks rise about 200m above the Atlantic Ocean, just 12km from the Kerry coast. Skellig Michael, the largest rock contains beehive dwellings of an early Christian monastery. The smaller rock is a bird sanctuary.
Alternatively, in the West of Ireland region you can take a boat to the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway and walk to the pre-historic fort, Dun Aonghasa.
Your choice of guesthouse, hotel or self-catering accommodation.
Kerry has long been recognised as the best area of Ireland
for touring and walking. This programme will serve as an
introduction, perhaps encouraging you to return again.
Killarney National Park is a walkers paradise with
opportunities to visit Muckross House (19th C) and
Walk 1 – Torc (Waterfall and Woods)
Walk 2 – Castlemaine Harbour – Dooks Mountain and Beach
Walk 3 – Rossbeigh
Walk 4 – Derrynane
West of Ireland
The West of Ireland provides glorious countryside for
driving and walking. Galway city is the capital of the West
of Ireland.West and northwest of the city is the Gaelicspeaking
area of Connemara. Two of the walks introduce
you to its wild countryside. Three circuits are suggested
here, but of course you need not limit yourself to them.
We have also included a days walking on the Aran Islands
Walk 1 – Oughterard
Walk 2 – The Aran Islands (Inishmore)
Walk 3 – Ballynahinch (Clifden Railway)
Walk 4 – The Burren Way & Gleninagh
Wicklow, given its proximity to the capital city of Dublin,
is a natural mecca for touring and walking. The variety
of landscape, rich farmland and rugged mountain and
Lakeland scenery, ranging inland from the Irish Sea coast,
provides ample scope. This programme will serve as an
introduction to what is known as The Garden of Ireland,
perhaps encouraging you to return again.
Walk 1 – Brockagh (Laragh) and Glendalough
Walk 2 – Vale of Avoca – Mottee Stone and The Meeting of the Waters
Walk 3 – Djouce Woods
Walk 4 – The Devils’s Glen and Tiglin
Some of our walks in Kerry are suitable for families with older
children who can walk or even cycle along with their parents.