Please note there is a minimum of 2 participants required in order to guarantee each departure. Please wait until you receive confirmation from Extreme Ireland before making any travel arrangements.
Any departure can requested between June 13th - October 20th.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. For travel insurance recommendations, please email us.
Fly into Shannon airport and get a shuttle to Tralee (77 miles away), the administrative capital of County Kerry.
Yes, this tour is self-guided. This means you will be provided with maps and tour documents to travel from one village to the next. Extreme Ireland will take care of your accommodations and luggage transfers between locations.
As the operator doesn't provide ground transport, you will need to transfer yourself back. It's only 16 miles between Castle Gregory and Tralee, but if you're going straight on to Shannon it's 93 miles. Regular bus transfers and minibus transfers are available.
Your accommodation is included in the price of the tour each night and is based on double occupancy. The standard is a high quality lodge or guesthouse with each room having its own en suite. We see the tour accommodation as a very important part of the overall tour experience and each year we travel around Ireland handpicking the very best quality accommodations relevant to our tours. The hosts are welcoming and very friendly and give our customers a homely feeling when they arrive.
Solo travelers requiring single accommodations can get their own room, but will need to pay a single supplement fee of €40 per night to be paid directly to Extreme Ireland.
Each morning you will get a full cooked breakfast with continental options to set you up for the day ahead. Lunches and evening meals are not included however your guide will direct you to where you can get a packed lunch. Normally this would include a sandwich, water and maybe a chocolate bar or something sweet. Do make sure to bring sufficient water for the day ahead. Evening meals are another important part of the tour experience and we always encourage our customers to try local and traditional food on tour. Each night we make a suggestion of where to eat however the night is yours to own.
It's a little temperamental, our weather, it doesn't know whether to make up its mind most days. The summer is not too bad, all the same, and as you will be along the west coast of Ireland a lot, you can experience the lovely warm river that flows through the Atlantic Ocean, the North Atlantic drift or the Gulf Stream by going in for a swim, if you're brave enough. The dominant influence on Ireland's climate is the Atlantic Ocean. Consequently, Ireland does not suffer from the extremes of temperature experienced by many other countries at similar latitude.
Average annual temperature is about 49 degrees. In the middle and eastern parts of the country, temperatures tend to be somewhat more extreme than in other parts of the country. For example, summer average daily maximum is about 66 degrees.
Bring an extra 40 euro per day for lunches, dinners, and drinks. Budget for souvenirs and optional expenses too.
Comfortable waterproof walking boots
Waterproof jacket & over trousers
At least 2 pair of comfortable walking trousers and breathable tops
Backpack, lined with plastic bag or waterproof cover
Gaiters & walking poles(personal choice but recommended)
Thick socks / hat / gloves
Water bottle & lunch box
Small first aid kit
Sunscreen and insect repellent
You may cancel reservations up to 72 hours after the booking is made. After that time period, all modifications/cancellations will be granted solely at the discretion of Extreme Ireland. Cancellation processing fees may apply.