At IrelandWays.com we specialise in top hiking and cycling holidays in Ireland. We have selected the most spectacular trails across the country: from cycling the Wild Atlantic Way to hiking in Ireland and its Ancient East; as well as taking in some of Ireland’s most famous attractions. You can choose from self-guided hiking tours and cycling holidays, road trips and private group tours for you and your friends. Talk to us about your next active holiday in Ireland and our travel specialists will suggest the best itinerary to suit your needs.
Here are 10 reasons why we think you should book with us:
1. No intermediaries, we deal directly with hotels & services
Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with local business and we deal directly with hotels and other service providers.
2. Choice of best accommodation available
All properties along the hiking and cycling routes have been handpicked by our team with comfort and convenience being our top priority. We endeavour to seek out welcoming accommodation packed with character. You will be booked in the centre of the villages or towns (as much as possible, always depending on availability). On occasion (specially during very busy periods), we might book accommodation away from your end stage but we will make sure that you are collected and brought back to your starting point the next day after breakfast. We also have upgrade options in the bigger towns and cities.
3. We are local
We are an Irish company and our main office is based in Dublin city centre. We are part of Greenlife Tours Ltd and our sister brands include CaminoWays.com, FrancigenaWays.com and TrekkingBug.com. We also have local knowledge of all the routes we offer, whether you are cycling the Wild Atlantic Way or hiking in the Dingle Peninsula.
4. Outstanding customer service and customer satisfaction
We are committed to delivering only the best quality hiking and cycling tours to our customers. We constantly improve our service according to our customers’ feedback and carry out regular quality checks. Customer care is of utmost importance to us. Our team are always available to help you before, during and after your holiday.
5. Itineraries created for you
Our itineraries are custom-made to suit you: your fitness, time available and budget.
6. Travel advice by email or on the phone
The talented IrelandWays.com team has many years of experience organising and booking walking and cycling holidays around the globe. Ask our travel specialists for advice and read the IrelandWays.com blog for our latest articles, giving you additional information about the routes, interesting sights, things to do, etc…
7. Free holiday pack
We take a particular pride in our practical and useful holiday packs. These have been created by our staff after travelling to the destinations. Holiday packs for hiking in Ireland tours contain practical information, a walking guide and/or notes and maps so you can enjoy your holiday. A holiday pack for our cycling holidays in Ireland contains detailed maps, notes, cycling guide and useful information.
8. 24/7 support number
Upon your departure, we will provide you with a support number that is accessible 24/7 in case of emergency, to guarantee your safety and peace of mind.
We have many years of experience organising hiking and cycling tours in Ireland and abroad. The travel team is a well-travelled, multicultural bunch, you can read more about us here: IrelandWays.com Team.
10. Dietary requirements
We are more than happy to deal with any special dietary requests you may have. Please let us know when booking your trip we will liaise with the properties to accommodate for your needs whether it’s allergy-related, vegetarian, vegan or coeliac/wheat free.
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So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next walking holiday in Ireland with us!
This is how we recommend you plan your trip, step by step:
1-Request a proposal
Request a proposal from the IrelandWays.com team with your chosen hiking in Ireland trail by filling our online form, by email or by phone.
Dates on our itineraries are completely flexible for self-guided tours (guided tours depart on specific dates). The purpose of the itinerary is to give you a detailed account of the route, days and cost.
2-Book your flights
Once you have your itinerary proposal, it is time to book your flights. If you need help finding the closest airport to your starting point, we have a handy online airport flight finder. Each holiday also includes an ‘access’ tab with information about transport. Ireland’s main international airports are located in Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast; but there is also a range of smaller regional airports with flight connections to the UK and other European destinations.
3-Book your walking holiday in Ireland
Once you have your flights booked, it is time to contact the IrelandWays.com team to confirm your itinerary and book your holiday. Once your booking is done, the reservation process starts.
This is the time to discuss any changes to your itinerary, as changes requested once reservations have been made, might result in change fees (see step 5).
4-What are ‘change fees’?
A ‘change fee’ of €40 applies to changes made to bookings/reservations made with IrelandWays.com.
5-What is considered a ‘change’?
A change to your booking affecting travelling dates and reservations already made.
There is no change fee for the following: booking additional nights at the beginning or end or your journey (add-on), hotel upgrades or booking additional services such as transfers, extra bags (please note bags are charged per item).
6-When can I make a change?
Changes to your booking can be done up to 14 days prior to departure. Changes can not be done while on the trip.
*To read our Terms and Conditions.
*If you need additional information about booking your hiking in Ireland or cycling holiday with IrelandWays.com, please contact our travel specialists: email@example.com or by phone: +353 (0) 1 525 2886.
At IrelandWays.com we are always happy to customise our itineraries for your hiking in Ireland tour or cycling holiday: whether you want to stay additional nights before, during or after your walk; if you wish to upgrade your accommodation or if you’d like to include additional activities in specific locations. We take the stress out of researching and planning your trip, taking care of every tiny detail involved in organising and of course booking your hiking in Ireland adventure or cycling holiday. Needless to say, we cater for every individual, every level of fitness, building your trip around your needs.
Our trips are designed so you can experience the most scenic regions of Ireland,at a very different pace. Our routes have been selected based on their natural beauty and cultural interests. We plan your path so you can enjoy your adventure!
Customer care is of utmost importance to us. Our team are always available to help you before, during and after your holiday.
Before you Depart
Before your trip, you can use our free, no strings attached ‘Request A Quote’ service. You can do so by phone during office hours on +353 (0) 1 525 2886, by email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time or by using the IrelandWays.com Contact form. We will reply within one business day (please note our office is based in Dublin). Our customer service team can also advise you on any administrative formalities you may require such as visas, etc. On our website, you can research your walking trip and book it whenever you like.
During your holiday
The walking notes for our self-guided hiking in Ireland trips and your guide in a group trip or guided tour can help you with any queries that you may have, however, we will also supply you with a support phone number you can access 24/7 while on holiday.
Safety whilst on Holiday
To ensure your safety and to help you to choose the right holiday for your fitness level and experience we have graded all our walks from 1 (easiest) to 5 (challenging). In addition, all the accommodations booked are comfortable and welcoming, ensuring that you are well looked after.
After your holiday
We assess the quality of our holidays according to your satisfaction. It is for this reason that we ask you to fill out a feedback survey (Feefo and TripAdvisor) when you return home so that we can continuously improve our services. Your opinion is important to us. In addition, you can keep up-to-date with our latest news and special offers through the IrelandWays.com Blog and Newsletter. Loyal customers also get special discounts for all future bookings with us!
If you have any questions or you want to know more about our cycling holidays and hiking in Ireland tours, give our travel consultants a call on +353 (0)1 525 2886 or contact the IrelandWays.com team by email at email@example.com
Luggage transfers are included as standard as part of our hiking and cycling packages, which means your luggage will be moved each day to your next hotel and you can walk light, taking just your essentials such as water and snacks in your day pack.
How it works: every morning you will leave your suitcase in reception (make sure you have attached the IrelandWays.com luggage tag provided) where our transporters will collect it to take it to the next accommodation on your route. Your luggage will generally arrive at the next stop before the end of your day’s walk. When you arrive it is already there, waiting for you!
The luggage transfer service allows you to travel light, walking or cycling comfortably with just your day backpack and your daily essentials (water, food, light jacket). Travelling with a lighter pack provides you with an additional level of comfort to ensure you worry about what’s really important: enjoying the experience.
In some properties, you have the option to book a picnic and you will be provided with a packed lunch that morning before you set off on your walk.
*Please note this service covers 1 piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 20kg per person. If you are travelling with more than one piece of luggage, please contact our team before your trip to book additional bags (additional fees apply).
For self-guided tours we recommend you check our ‘access’ tab, which includes detailed informatoin on how to get to your starting point and back to the airport after your walk.
If you rather be collected at the airport, we can also organise an airport transfer for you.
Talk to us about your cycling and hiking in Ireland holiday idea and we’ll give you suggestions and a quote +353 (0)1 5252886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have selected our hotels and guesthouses across Ireland based on their character, facilities and comfort.
You will usually arrive at your accommodation in the afternoon giving you plenty of time for a refreshing shower and a visit to the local village, or maybe you would prefer to just unwind and relax.
Finish your day enjoying a traditional meal in the local village or town. We always give preference to accommodations recommended by recognised guidebooks. In addition to that, we visit the properties regularly to ensure the quality of the service we provide you is top-class. Please don’t hesitate to request information about the hotels and guesthouses.
Depending on the location, it can happen that on certain stages the accommodation (particularly in very rural areas), whilst always clean and friendly, will be more basic. Bigger towns and cities will have more choice, so ask the team if you’d like to treat yourself and book an upgrade.
No experience is complete without good food! We always recommend you try regional products and traditional dishes. Our trips include breakfast as standard.
All our accommodation serve full Irish Breakfasts which consist of locally sourced bacon, sausages, eggs and tomatoes along with breads, preserves, cereals, yogurts and fruit. This kind of breakfast will keep you going for most part of the day.
We recommend you pack snacks, plenty of water and sandwiches for your day’s walk; although in some routes you will pass bars, restaurants and shops with deli counters. Check your walking notes/guidebook the day before for specific information about your walking day so you can plan the day in advance. Some of the properties can prepare a picnic lunch for you, made of sandwich, fruit, chocolate or cereal bars. Ask the team for advice for specific routes.
Dinners are generally not included in our standard packages as we recommend you explore the local town or village (check with our team).
We also cater for special dietary requirements such as: Vegetarian, Vegan, Coeliac /Wheat free, Nut Allergy, Diabetic… Please ask our travel team before booking.
Comfort is our priority. After a hard day exploring we feel you deserve only the very best welcome. We endeavour to seek out cosy accommodation packed with character.