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.
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 email@example.com. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org