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Hiking - Burren Way

Hiking - Burren Way
Burren Ireland

The Burren Way is a relatively short walking route of 77km (49 miles) in County Clare on Ireland’s west coast. Offering superb coastal and interior walking following old tracks and green roads, the route combines quiet country walking with village atmosphere at Doolin and Ballyvaughan.

The Burren in County Clare is a National Conservation Area, an amazing limestone escarpment, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Burren is an English word, derived from the gaelic “boireann”, a rocky place. But the Burren is shaped more by water than by rock. Underground, there are thousands of streams and rivers. It exists because it is perfectly balanced, at the edge of the sea, at the end of the land, made of rock that was once eroded from above and is now being eroded from below.

The trail starts at Liscannor and finishes in Ballyvaughan. Our route includes a loop walk around Black Head and village locations for each overnight stay. You will also have a chance to visit one of the Aran Islands on your free day in Doolin, which is the home of Irish traditional music.

The Burren Way follows old green roads and 25% of the hiking is on quiet country roads. On occasion it crosses the main tourist road. It is well signposted with wooden or stone brown markers and road signs. With superb walking and scenery, it is also the least remote of our tours as you are never very far from settlements.

Tour Highlights
- The Burren!  An amazing environment like no other part of Ireland. 
- Karst micro-climate for stunning flora
- Atlantic views and the Aran Islands

Walking Tour

Meeting: Liscannor
Airport: Shannon airport
Riders: Min 2 riders

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    Hiking - Burren Way
    Tour Code: ZZ-OUT-36
    7 days / 6 nights
    Dates : April to October

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    Level : Fitness Level
    Difficulty Levels Explained
    1. Easy
    Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
    2. Easy to Moderate
    An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
    3. Moderate
    Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
    4. Demanding
    You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
    5. Strenuous
    Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
    May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..

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    A 2024 04/03 - 10/15 7d / 6n 7 day Self Guided trip 2 Reserve
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    Pace: Moderate walk

    Airport: Shannon airport
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