The Aran Islands Hiking the Aran Islands

Activity:
Walking
Duration:
Up to 5 Nights
Distance:
59 km
Difficulty:
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
March to October
Price:
from €425

The Aran Islands hiking tour takes walkers to one of the most iconic outposts of Gaelic civilization, an area where Irish is still spoken as the first language of its inhabitants. Ancient forts, stunningly high sea cliffs and incredible rugged landscapes will be a treat to walkers on this hiking tour.

Spending your first night in Galway City, in the morning you will be transferred to Inishmore the largest of the Aran Islands where you will spend two nights. On your return to the mainland you will have a day trip to Inishmaan and an evening in the coastal village of Doolin, world famous for its traditional Irish music. Your day trip to Inishmaan will allow you to explore the landscape and culture that inspired J.M. Synge to write ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ and ‘Riders of the Sea’. You can visit a museum dedicated to his work.

Walk from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher and back before taking the bus back to lively Galway city, where you will spend your last night.

NOTE: Sometimes due to adverse weather the ferry sailings may be cancelled at short notice. If an extra nights accommodation is required, this will be at your own expense. Ferry tickets are transferable to the next available sailing.  If the ferry from Inis Mór to Doolin via Inismaan is cancelled, you will have to return to Rossaveal instead and make your way by bus to Doolin. (Not included).

VIEW OUR TOUR SUGGESTIONS

  • The Aran Islands – Short Break:
    • 5 days/4 nights. Depart Galway City for Inishmore, enjoying two nights on the island before returning to Galway City, staying in our selected accommodation along the way.
  • The Aran Islands – Full Walk:
    • 6 days/5 nights. Depart Galway City for Inishmore, enjoying two nights on the island before returning to the mainland via a day trip on Inishmaan. You will have enough time in Doolin to explore The Cliffs of Moher, staying in our selected accommodation along the way.