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Walking Holiday In Ireland

You can see the major attractions of Ireland on a bus tour but walking tours offer you the opportunity to interact with the people, live among Irish communities and appreciate the rich culture of the people.

During your walking tour holiday, you will come across several historical cites, most in ruins. The traveler will also venture out into the wild mountains, winding rivers and steep rocks that characterize rural Ireland.

Each trail provides a dramatic landscape, national parks, forests tracks and coastal lines, fringed with the ruins of ancient forts and castles.  Most of these places are far away from the everyday bustle of the city and sets the hiker wondering how come the villagers are able to live in such solitude.
Whether you take a one week, two week or even a day's walking tour during your holiday, you are sure to get enveloped in the historic treasures of this country.

No matter your route, you are bound to see the beautiful scenery of Ireland on your holiday. You will come across Irish villages set deep in the rural mountains or along the steep rocks.  At each point on your walk, you will never stop marveling at the forest tracks and lonely cottages dotted along the trails.

Hiking in Ireland can take many forms according to the level of exertion that the traveler can accommodate.

On a moderate holiday walk, you can merely visit the coastal areas and the gentle hills where there isn't much stress. You can even traverse the moors which can be up to 1500 feet.

If you want something more challenging, you can attempt the steep mountains that can go as high as 4000 feet. These formations have steep ascents and descents and will be the perfect place for a mountaineer to pursue his sports.

For a more straining adventure, you can try the 400 feet mountains with very dangerous trails. You may need as much as 9 hours to make a trip on these mountains.

For specific locations, you can visit the Iveragh peninsula in Kerry County. In this area, you will climb less known mountains which descend on rugged islands. Many travelers start from Killarney National Park and go through the Torc waterfall until they reach the mountains along old Kenmare Road .This trail has the Staigue Fort which is reputed to be one of the most outstanding Celtic forts in the country.

A walking holiday to Ireland provides you with beautiful scenery that can be best described by the hiker. You will discover Ireland in its simplest form as you go about its forest, rocky mountains and rustic moors.


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