Prepare to fall in love with the Wild Atlantic Way in the West of Ireland. The town of Dingle, one of the main stops along The Dingle Way and The Wild Atlantic Way, was once named as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ by National Geographic and Trip Advisor rated it among the top 100 destinations in the world.
The town’s most famous resident is a bottle nose dolphin named Fungi who made Dingle harbour his home in 1983. The terrain of the The Dingle Way is greatly varied from rural roads to coastal paths and low level mountain trails, accessible to all levels of fitness but, with a little tweaking (shortening the walking distance some days) it could be perfect for families also. From Tralee to Dingle, you will be following the trail known as the Kerry Camino, enjoying fantastic views of the ocean and Inch Strand.
The route passes through Gaeltacht areas (Irish-Speaking region), making it a wonderful place to discover authentic Irish culture, music and entertainment. From Dingle you can then continue along The Dingle Way, hiking one of Ireland’s most scenic regions: the Dingle Peninsula.
Home to stunning landscapes, The Dingle Way is also full of important cultural and historic sights from Celtic Ogham stones to Fahan Beehive huts, ring forts and dolmens, standing stones, holy wells… Another place you shouldn’t miss is the village of Annascaul, birthplace of famous Antarctic explorer Tom Crean (1877-1938). You can learn more about the Dingle Way route in our blog.
The Kerry Camino is a short break from Tralee to Dingle which travels along the same route as the Dingle Way. Have a look at our Kerry Camino package here.