8-daagse wandelvakantie Burren Way

A walking holiday in Ireland featuring the Cliffs of Moher and the unique limestone escarpment of The Burren. This 7-day walking tour starts in Lahinch or Liscannor and finishes on the north Clare coast at Ballyvaughan, overlooking Galway Bay.

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Dag 1

Arrival to Liscannor. Public bus services from Shannon or Galway airports via Ennis and Lahinch.

U overnacht in: Liscannor

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Dag 2

Liscannor to Doolin via Cliffs of Moher. Walk along the coastal path overlooking Liscannor Bay and through the farmlands of Kilconnell to reach the cliff path at Hag's Head. Dramatic scenery as you walk above the sheer cliffs that fall 100m to the Atlantic. Pass the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre and follow the green road into Doolin village, the home of traditional Irish music.

Distance 19km. Ascents 185m. Approximate walking time 5 hours.

U overnacht in: Doolin

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Dag 3

Free Day in Doolin. Enjoy a day in Doolin village, its traditional fishing atmosphere and ancient burial grounds keep its presence in the past. There are many archaeological sites to explore – bicycles are available for hire and the limestone escarpment that is the Burren is waiting to be explored. Or consider a boat trip to one of the Aran Islands to explore cliffs and limestone formations and the unique culture of island dwellers. Miles of dry stone walls and centuries of history await you! Walking is available in a circular route of 10 / 14km on the Aran Islands Way.

U overnacht in: Doolin

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Dag 4

Doolin to Fanore. Today's route climbs onto the Burren plateau via the old road with wonderful views of the Atlantic coast to the west and east to the scarred limestone hills. You will pass under the peak of Slieve Elva – the highest point in this area at 344m, before descending the Caher valley, one of the only rivers above ground!  This section offers views North and West of craggy coastline and unusual "striped" lulls caused by layering of limestone. Fanore is a gorgeous coastal settlement; golden sands, undulating dunes, stone walls, flagstone rocks.

Distance 20km. Ascents 285m. Approximate walking time 6 hours.

U overnacht in: Fanore

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Dag 5

Free Day in Fanore. Today is free for a number of options. A circular walk around Fanore village climbs to 1st century Caher Dun Irghus and Gleninagh Mountain.  A gentler route takes you along the coast following dunes and beaches to the Fanore lighthouse. Then there's always the chance of an Atlantic swim!

Distance 12km. Ascents 317m. Approximate walking time 4 hours.

U overnacht in: Fanore

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Dag 6

Fanore to Ballyvaughan. Back into limestone country for the last walk to Ballyvaughan village. Over the Khyber Pass, before descending by the Rathborney River to restored 15th century Newtown Castle a stronghold of the O'Loughlin clan. Ballyvaughan is a sheltered fishing port looking across Galway Bay.

Distance 16km. Ascents 240m. Approximate walking time 4 hours.

U overnacht in: Ballyvaughan

Dag 7

Extra day for the beautiful surroudings of Ballyvaughan

U overnacht in: Ballyvaughan

Dag 8

Departure from Ballyvaughan. Scheduled bus service to Galway or Ennis for onward connections.

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