Martin from the IrelandWays.com and Greenlife Tours group tours department picks six fantastic walking routes for groups looking to embark on a memorable adventure.
Knowledgeable Martin and Jeremy specialise in creating tours for groups of all sizes, including fundraising teams for charities, walking clubs, parishes, schools but also private groups of family and friends. These are Martin’s great walking routes for groups:
The Wicklow Way tour with IrelandWays.com brings walkers to the heart of the Wicklow National Park in Ireland. A stone throw from Dublin, this is a trail of magnificent country scenery but also history, as the trail takes in the village of Glendalough with its 6th century monastic city.
For route details: Wicklow Way.
If this is your first hiking trip or your first time travelling to Ireland than this is a perfect route for you. It is a stunning trail starting in the coastal town of Lahinch, Co.Clare and finishing in the small Irish village Corofin. One of the most spectacular sections of this route takes walkers into the fishing village of Doolin, passing the famous Cliffs of Moher along the way. Be sure to spend a little time exploring O’Briens Castle and drop into any pub in the town of Liscannor for your fix of Irish traditional music.
This route is popular with beginners and groups of all ages.
For route details: Burren Way
This is the perfect trail for a group that wants to experience epic scenery, a mixture of terrains and fun-filled villages at the end of each day. This route is highly regarded as one of the most popular walking trails in the west of Ireland. The route starts in the friendly town of Tralee and you can choose to do the full loop to finish in Tralee or the shorter version which finishes up in the lively town of Dingle.
From Tralee to Dingle you will be following the trail known as the Kerry Camino and you can collect a pilgrim passport with stamping stations all along the way. This magnificent trail brings you along quiet boreens until you reach amazing views of Inch beach.
This route is popular with walking and hiking clubs in the summer time.
For route details: Dingle Way
For groups looking to sample some of the world famous Irish culture and ‘craic’, the Kerry Way is a great option. The full route starts and finished in Killarney, taking 11 days but you can opt to do a week long trek or the short break option which only takes 5 days to complete.
Each day you are spoilt with panoramic mountain views and historic sites like ogham stones, holy wells and megalithic tombs dotted along the trail.
For route details: Kerry Way
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