Walking

Walking, hiking or trekking, easy to hard grades, roughing it in the wild or pure luxury, they are all here!

Walking, hiking, trekking trails in historically scenic Connemara, wild Atlantic west coast of Ireland

Escape to the wonderful wild walking world that is West of Ireland,  punctuated by historic sites, wild rugged landscapes, the geology and natural history of the region, is in a class of its own.

Our package safaris include the guided or unguided walking activity, of which there are varying degrees of difficulty, and can also include specially selected regional attractions, transport and accommodation, depending on which tour you choose.

Choose from 1 day trips and tours to multiple day packages – 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 days. BOOK HERE

Join us on our safaris and travel on foot with like minded people in  search of wildness, beauty, “cráic” and the great outdoors – to know a  place is to walk it!

Designed to maximise enjoyment and minimise the hassle factor!  Connemara Wild Escapes offers a range of activities: walking, hiking and  trekking. For clarity’s sake our definitions are as follows:

  • Walk(ing) – to move  along leisurely on foot; to ramble for pleasure accompanied by your  thoughts, a day pack and of course your camera. All else are optional  extras. Walks more often than not finish where they start and do not  take more than 6 hours to complete.
  • Hike(ing) – to go  walking and camping with your home on your back. Has a starting point  and after periods of walking and camping ends elsewhere. The ultimate  self catering holiday which requires fitness, a desire to sleep on hard  surfaces in the open and cook on fire. Lasts for at least one night  under canvass.
  • Trek(ing)– to go  walking and after a given period of time arrive at a predetermined  destination. Treks occur over a few days, at least, and include  overnight stays in anything other than tented accommodation. All luggage  and other impediments are ferried between overnight lodgings and the  Trekker need only worry about getting her/him self from one point to the  next.
  • Mountaineering – a climber of mountains; to ascend/descend by  clutching and scrambling with or on hands and feet, if not always, but  frequently using specialised equipment to stay attached to the said  mountain. Currently Connemara Wild Escapes do not offer this activity.

Walking, hiking and trekking safaris are great for those who like to  get outdoors, into the fresh pure Connemara air; dominated by the Twelve  Bens, boarded by Lough Corrib in the East and the Atlantic on the  West. So whether you want to walk the hills and bogs, hike to Clifden  or trek around the Connemarian coast, Connemara Wild Escapes can make it  happen for you. Check out our grading for each walk, hike or trek:  whatever level of challenge you are looking for; there will be a  selection of safaris to choose from. From weekenders to annual family  holidays, archaeological/historical interest to just enjoying the great  outdoors; beaches to islands to loughs to lower altitude mountains,  Connemara has it all, and so could you!

Each and every one of our “trails” has a degree of difficulty grading ranging from: Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Severe and ultimately Extreme. Forest roads are indicated in purple & white.

Our guides are passionate walkers who know of no better way to get to  know a place than by walking on it, eating and drinking out of it and  sleeping in it! Connemara Wild Escapes have packaged activities catering  for most fitness levels, varying degrees of comfort from sleeping out  to luxury 4 star accommodation and degrees of difficulty. These can be  interspersed with various local interests or crafts or events! If you  want to maintain your individuality contact us to  put together a  bespoke package to make your holiday even better!

For those accompanying the intrepid walker who doesn’t like walking  there are a range of alternative activity packages to choose from: angling, cycling, leisure and adventure.  Whether you are on your own or want to organise a group get together  Connemara Wild Escapes will organise it for you, phone us on  +353863771025 or email info@connemarawildescapes.ie. Package trips not for you; contact us to arrange your own bespoke activity tour.

Connemara Wild Escapes has dozens of activities for you to experience  and enjoy and if you still cannot find what you are looking for – type  the activity word or phrase into our search facility. Still no luck,  drop us an email and we’ll look for you – info@connemarawildescapes.ie