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Ireland Hiking The Causeway Coast Way

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Journey through mysterious and mythical glens, lush forests and along one of the most alluring coastlines in Ireland. The scenic beauty and the diversity of landscape make the Antrim coast an ideal area to discover on foot. Begin your exciting walking tour in Cushendall, enjoying spectacular beauty along the Moyle Way, the Glens of Antrim and the iconic Giants Causeway, before&...

Journey through mysterious and mythical glens, lush forests and along one of the most alluring coastlines in Ireland. The scenic beauty and the diversity of landscape make the Antrim coast an ideal area to discover on foot. Begin your exciting walking tour in Cushendall, enjoying spectacular beauty along the Moyle Way, the Glens of Antrim and the iconic Giants Causeway, before arriving in picturesque town of Portstewart. Prepare for sandy beaches, ruined castles, high cliffs, the smallest church in Ireland, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Giants’ Causeway with its 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Sounds like a blast to us!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Local population
    Local population

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Ireland!

• Arrival in Cushendall
• Transfer to your hotel

Visited:
Cushendall

Day 2: Glenariff Forest Park

• Transfer to the entrance of Glenariff Forest Park to begin your walking tour in the park
• Choose from a variety of paths to walk ranging from short 2km walks to longer 9km trails
• We highly recommend the waterfalls walk
• Wrap up the day with a short hike back to your accommodation in Cushendall

7H | +45m / -272m

Visited:
Cushendall Glenariff

Day 3: Beginning of the Moyle Way

• Transfer to the beginning of your hike at Orra Beg, on the Moyle Way
• Continue along forest paths and mountain trails towards Agangarrive Hill, the Glenshesk River and the Breen Forest Trail
• The Moyle Way then takes walkers along a quiet rural road in the Glenshesk Valley
• Arrive in the town of Ballycastle where you will spend the night

7H | +278m / -542m

Optional activity:

• Visit to Rathlin Island by boat (20 min each way) This requires a 2nd night in Ballycastle

Visited:
Glenariff Ballycastle

Day 4: Causeway Coast Way

• Depart Ballycastle along the scenic Causeway Coast Way
• Stop at the Kinbane Castle, built in 1547
• Continue towards the world-famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (crossing charge £4-6)
• Arrive at your accommodation for the evening in Ballintoy

4H | +208m / -161m

Visited:
Ballycastle Ballintoy

Day 5: Basalt Columns of the Giants Causeway

• Explore the village of Ballintoy, made famous known for its appearance on the Game of Thrones
• Depart Ballintoy following the coastline along beaches, cliff trails and small rural roads
• Explore the ruins of Dunseverick Castle
• Marvel at the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption at the Nature Reserve of the Giants Causeway (entrance fee not included)

5H30 | +246m / -275m

Visited:
Ballintoy

Day 6: Picturesque Town of Portballintrae

• From The Giants Causeway your trail continues along Bushfoot Strand to the picturesque town of Portballintrae
• Discover the Dunluce Castle, positioned on the edge of a basalt outcrop
• Break for lunch at a coastal cafe or bistros
• Continue along Curran Strand, Ramore Head, Ringagree Point, Blackrock and arrive in Portstewart

7H30 | +216m / -250m

Visited:
Portstewart

Cushendall Glenariff Ballycastle Ballintoy Portstewart

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $570 / 6 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person $570

Included in price:

  • Holiday Pack and maps
  • Selected accommodation with private bathroom
  • 24/7 support during your trip and GPS data files
  • You will also have the option to add or remove the Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person)
  • Bike rental and airport transfers

Not included in price:

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • City tax
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

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