Ireland lives up to its nickname, the Emerald Isle. A walk in the Irish countryside is never monotonous thanks to its intense green landscapes studded with old stones. Take advantage by asking your local agent to recommend a hike based on your preferences.
In the southwestern part of the country, the Ring of Kerry circles the Iveragh Peninsula whose cliffs, forests, and mountains offer a concentrated taste of all that Ireland's countryside has to offer. The Ring of Kerry is also equipped with a footpath, making it a real playground for hikers. Set off on a nine-day trek or hike only part of the way. If you’re looking for a challenge, the summit of Mangerton Mountain in County Kerry awaits you at an altitude of 2,753 feet.
For a slice of tranquility, head north to the mountainous Clare Island. Home to only 150 inhabitants, it boasts plenty of walking paths. Opt for a stay in a small cottage or an unusual accommodation option, a lighthouse. If you're not far from Dublin, stay in the glacial Glendalough Valley in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park and hike among the peat bogs, waterfalls, lakes, and forests.See more