Burren Way Hiking Tour (3-day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
Burren Way Hiking Tour (3-day)

Burren Way Hiking Tour (3-day)

Prices

From $275USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

B&B, Guesthouses

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Highlights

Discover the best of the Burren Way in three days of hiking

Delight in the colourful charms of Doolin village, where pink houses and pink sunsets delight.

Explore the fascinating limestone landscape of the Burren, one of Ireland’s most intriguing regions.

Gaze across the endless ocean from the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, towering high above the turbulent sea.

Enjoy a bird-eye view, spotting the remote Aran Islands from your clifftop hiking route.

The Burren is one of Ireland’s most unique regions, one that is perfect for exploring on foot. This 3-day self-guided hiking tour packs the highlights of County Clare into a quick adventure you can fit into any Ireland itinerary!

The tour begins and ends in the tiny village of Doolin, your home base for the tour. After an evening to enjoy a great meal and some live music, start out on the Black Head Loop. This brings you into the heart of the Burren, a karst landscape like nothing else in Ireland. Despite its forbidding appearance, this is a biodiversity hotspot – 70% of Ireland’s plant species are found here! The next day takes you atop the famed Cliffs of Moher, simply a must-see with panoramic views from above the mighty cliffs. At the end of the journey, return to Doolin to say goodbye to the charming colourful houses and welcoming hospitality.

This 3-day hike is the perfect introduction to the wild treasures of County Clare!

3-Day Burren Way Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Doolin

Arrive in the delightful village of Doolin, your home for the journey. Check into your accommodations and pick up your detailed information pack, which includes route guides and contact information.

Enjoy an evening at your leisure. Your hostess can recommend the best spots for dinner and some live local music.

Overnight Location
B&B in Doolin
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 The Black Head Loop

The day starts with a quick transfer to Fanore, where you’ll set off on the Black Head Loop. Follow the Burren Way, lovely green paths leading you into the Burren. This unique region is a marvel to explore, with striking limestone formations on all sides.

Hike around the foot of Slieve Elva, the Burren’s highest point. Spectacular views of the Aran Islands accompany your journey. The loop will lead back to Doolin for your second and final evening.

Overnight Location
B&B in Doolin
Distance
4-5 hours, 19.5km, 286m of ascent, 393m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cliffs of Moher & Departure

You can’t depart County Clare without a visit to the Cliffs of Moher! From your accommodations, head straight to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. Then follow the Burren Way to Hag’s Head, the southernmost point of the famous cliffs.

Head back to the Visitor Centre, enjoying an entirely different view. Once there, call your taxi for the transfer back to Doolin. Check out of your accommodations and depart the region via your own arrangements.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
3-4 hours, 12.5km, 951m of ascent, 902m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

3-Day Burren Way Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour of the Burren is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed. There are upgrade options available that add follow-up calls and a welcome briefing; please contact us if you’re interested in this.

Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided solo travellers: €425EUR
  • Self-guided groups of 2+ in separate single rooms: €325EUR
  • Self-guided groups of 2+ in shared double rooms: €275EUR
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Accommodation on 3-Day Burren Way Hiking Tour

This tour is based in small B&Bs and/or guesthouses. Properties offer warm rooms with an ensuite washroom and daily hot Irish breakfast.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room or you are a solo traveller, the required supplements are included in the listed price.

Night 1-2

B&B in Doolin

Welcome to Doolin, your overnight home for the tour. Enjoy hot Irish breakfasts to kickstart your days, and comfortable ensuite rooms to rest from the hiking adventures.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 3-Day Burren Way Hiking Tour?

Meals

2 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 2 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport to the start of the Day 2 hike and from the end of the Day 3 hike back to Doolin are included. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • Detailed route book with full area maps or GPS-enabled app for navigation & points of interest
  • 24-hour emergency/information support
  • Full pre-departure information to maximize your experience
  • In-house holiday specialist to assist with any additional services

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Transport into or out of Doolin
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visas is required
  • Entrance fees to any sites or parks

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before/after the tour
  • Extra services:
    • Welcome briefing: €25EUR per person
    • Welcome briefing and follow up calls during the tour: €50EUR per person
  • Extend tour to 5-day or 8-day

Frequenty Asked Questions about Burren Way Hiking Tour (3-day)

How hard is the 3-Day Burren Way Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. A moderate level of fitness is required for the distance and elevation changes on this route, and previous hiking experience is recommended. However, no technical expertise or gear is necessary. The route involves various surfaces: muddy and grassy tracks, along with open cliff tops, with some wet sections underfoot. Good boots are essential.

Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the 3-Day Burren Way Hiking Tour?

2 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Doolin to start this tour?

Fly into Shannon International Airport (SNN). From Shannon Airport, the town of Doolin is about 1 hour by car. Public transit by bus will take roughly 2-2 ½ hours with a transfer in Ennis. Your holiday specialist can assist you with arrival and departure plans if needed.

Is the 3-Day Burren Way Hiking Tour guided?

No. You will be provided with route maps, GPS, and information to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the 3-Day Burren Hiking Tour end?

The tour begins and ends in the town of Doolin. You can take a car or public transport back to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Ireland?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Ireland?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $275USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

B&B, Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 3/5. A moderate level of fitness is required for the distance and elevation changes on this route, and previous hiking experience is recommended. However, no technical expertise or gear is necessary. The route involves various surfaces: muddy and grassy tracks, along with open cliff tops, with some wet sections underfoot. Good boots are essential.

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