Ireland – Burren Way – 7 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour
The Burren Way is a waymarked walking trail from Liscannor to Ballyvaughan, passes by the Cliffs of Moher. The action of water and ice over the years has resulted in the well known bare, fissured limestone pavements, which represent the largest expanse of limestone paving in the world.
DAY 1 ARRIVE LISCANNOR
You can arrive at Dublin, Shannon or Cork airport and travel by bus or train to Liscannor. We will supply you with the necessary timetables and information to get you to your first accommodation.
DAY 2 LISCANNOR TO DOOLIN Distance; 19km, Ascent: 205m, Walking time: 5.5 hrs
From Liscannor the trail takes you on country roads that looks out on the Liscannor Bay, through the farmland of Kilconnell to join a cliff path, where breathtaking cliffs are home to a number of wildflowers and sea birds. The trail takes you to the Cliff’s of Moher. Here you can explore the fabulous new visitors centre before advancing to the village of Doolin.
DAY 3 REST DAY, DOOLIN
Doolins’ history is evident in the bare limestone landscape, in the form of Ringforts and kilometres of stone walls from ancient field systems. You can explore around Doolin on foot or by bike (which are available for hire) or visit the Aran Island Inihseer. From Doolin it is a short ferry ride to Iniseer.
DAY 4 DOOLIN TO FANORE Distance: 20km, Ascent: 290m, Walking time: 6 hrs
Today’s walk takes you through the back country of Ballynahown and to the plateau of Burren. You will travel by Slieve Elva, the highest mountain in the area, and if you would like, take a short detour to the summit (344m). Your descent takes you into the Caher Valley and down by the only over ground river in the Burren, the Caher River. Along this walk you have unreal views of the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.
DAY 5 FANORE TO BALLYVAUGHAN Distance:16 km, Ascent:240 m, Walking time: 4.5 hrs
Today’s walk will take you on old gentle country roads, that curve around Black Head, where you will have unbelievable views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Connemara Mountains. You will end in Ballyvaughan. Ballyvaughan is full of signs of humam presence from prehistoric times to today.
DAY 6 BALLYVAUGHAN WOOD LOOP Distance: 10 km, Ascent: 120m, Walking time: 3 hrs
Today’s route will take you on a trail loop starting and ending in Ballyvaughan. The first section of the loop goes through small fields with the distinctive stone walls of the Burren, and areas of Hazel trees, known to the Irish as ‘the tree of wisdom’. The way back to Ballyvaughan will travel along old green roads which are home to the scarce and gorgeous flowers of the Burren.
DAY 7 DEPART
Depart Ballyvaughan and begin your journey home.
Tour Pricing & Dates
7 Day Tour – €545 pps
Single Supplement – +€150
Dates – March to October
Difficulty – Easy
Accommodation – Guesthouse
- 6 nights bed and breakfast
- All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
- Maps and all route notes
- All transport where/if required within the tour
- Luggage Transfers daily while you walk
- All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
- Full back up service, should you require it, while on our tour
Additional services available
- Transfers from point of arrival to Liscannor or from Ballyvaughan at the end of the tour
- Packed lunches
- Evening meals