Traveling alone on a hiking holiday can be a daunting prospect, but it shouldn’t be. There are lots of advantages to hiking solo!
Solo hikers are in full control of their experiences and Ireland is the perfect location for an adventure holiday that’s both exhilarating and peaceful in equal measures.
5 Reasons to go hiking solo in Ireland
Here are our top 5 reasons to hit the trails by yourself:
1. Get out of your comfort zone
You’ll be surprised at how liberating it is to step outside your comfort zone and try something new.
Hiking alone builds character and confidence.
Prepare to return from your trip totally self-assured and ready to plan your next solo adventure.
2. Go at your own pace
Hiking alone means that you can set your own pace.
You don’t need to worry about slowing anyone else down, or leaving them behind when you’re moving fast.
This is your trip and you’ll do it however you like.
3. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is basically living in the moment and being at peace with your surroundings.
It has lots of benefits including stress relief, improving mental health, and helping to control emotions.
There’s no better place than the serene Irish countryside to practice it.
Take a break, relax, and be in the moment.
4. Meet new people
OK so you’re traveling alone and you want some time and space to yourself, but it’s also a great experience to meet new people.
Traveling alone pushes you outside of your comfort zone and means you may end up being much more social than you thought!
Along Ireland’s hiking trails, you are sure to meet like-minded adventurers.
You’re sure to make new friends!
5. Be at one with Nature
Being alone and surrounded by nature gives you the opportunity to really appreciate your surroundings with no distractions.
If you live or work in a city, this will really open your eyes.
You might not want to leave the stunning Irish countryside!
*Be warned, traveling alone is highly addictive.
For more information on any of our walking or cycling tours, please contact the travel specialists.