Walking West 6 Days

€ 500.00
6 days Tour - Self-guided € 500 p.p.s.
Single Supplement + € 150
Tour Dates Each Monday - March to October
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accomodation B&B/GuestHouse
Assistance Local
Transport Taxi/Coach
Information Maps and route notes

Day 1: Arrive Clifden and overnight
Clifden, on Ireland’s west coast is located in an area of great natural beauty and easily accessible from Galway by local bus. We will meet you here to go through your route notes and maps and answer any questions you have about your itinerary.
This picturesque town is the capital of Connemara and has a delightful setting between the foothills of the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also renowned as the “gourmet capital” of western Ireland and there are many fine-dining restaurants where you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood.
Settle into your accommodation in Clifden and tonight walk around the town and enjoy an evening meal in one of the many restaurants or bars.

Overnight: Clifden

Day 2: Walk Clifden
Beginning in the centre of Clifden take beach road loop walk following the paved coastal road until you get the the Castle Gates and walk down the castle trail. Very few places in Ireland can match the rugged beauty and range of scenery that can be seen from the area.
You will walk around Clifden Castle home to John D’Arcy, the founder of Clifden and the man who built the castle with its fantastic views of Clifden Harbour. Towards the end of this walk you can visit the John D'Arcy Monument up on the Hill which has the best view of the Town.
This evening we recommend the early bird dinner at the Marconi Restaurant on Main Street as it has a reputation for great cuisine, such as roast rack of Connemara lamb and enjoy traditional music in Lowry's bar.

Walk: 7 km
Overnight: Clifden

Day 3: Transfer to Cleggan. Ferry to a Walkers Paradise, Inishbofin Island
After your transfer brings you to Cleggan and its little port, take a ferry to the beautiful island of Inishbofin located 5 miles off shore. The ferry to the island takes only 30 minutes.
Translated as “Island of the White Cow” Inishbofin is only 6km by 4km but really packs a punch considering its size with award-winning beaches, crystal-clear water, and a breeding area for many species of birds, such as the Corncrake. It is also a centre of traditional music and song.  
Take the West Quater Loop Walk which is the best walk to do for its stunning views.

Walk: 7 km
Overnight: Inishbofin

Day 4: Transfer to Letterfrack. Walk Connemara National Park
The Morning transfer brings you to Letterfrack, home of the Connemara National Park and its office which was origionally built by the Inventor of the Radio, William Marconi who once had the famous Diamond Hill Covered in Tall Radio Masts more than 100 years ago.
After your hike up the Diamond Hikk you can relax and enjoy live music and an evening meal in one of the bars or restaurants based in Letterfrack village.

Walk: 7 km
Overnight: Letterfrack

Day 5: Visit Kylemore Abbey & Gardens and Famine Trail Walk
A short morning transfer to the world famous Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens and spend a couple of hours enjoying its splendour and beauty.
Another short transfer after lunch (15 mins) brings you to the start of the famous famine trail walk. You will enjoy a picturesque view of Killary Fjord and fantastic views will surround you as you walk along this old famine relief road and see an abondand famine village. The walking is relatively easy. A taxi will pick you up at the end of this walk and transfer your back to Letterfrack village.

Walk: 7km
Overnight: Letterfrack

Day 6: Onward Travel
From Letterfrack, you can take a bus to Galway City. From Galway City, there are connections to Shannon or Dublin Airports.

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