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Following the Irish coast on the Burren Way

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Following the Irish coast on the Burren Way

Hiking Collection by komoot

3-5

days

3-5 h

/ day

35.3 mi

2,200 ft

2,225 ft

It's not possible to get much closer to the water than when you hike along the Burren Way. This long-distance hiking trail takes you 76 miles (123 kilometers) over 7 stages through the stony Burren region and down Ireland's west coast. This unique limestone landscape was formed more than 340 million years ago, and to date contains more than 70% of the country's indigenous plants. As you hike, the stone walls and dolmen you pass en route are still living representatives of bygone eras — and they'll reveal to you some of the most striking landscapes in Ireland.

The Burren Way is a diverse trail in itself. In fact, once you reach the halfway point, the trail will take you across to Doolin and the world famous Cliffs of Moher. Here, you'll encounter some surprisingly spectacular surfing spots (if you're crazy enough to bring your board with you) as you proceed further south along the Atlantic coast.

Rugged cliffs, a flora rich in species, charming Irish villages and breathtaking views over the Atlantic — the Burren Way is one of the most fascinating hiking trails in Ireland. For this hike, we've reduced the essence of the Burren into four stages that'll carry you a total of 40 miles (65 kilometers). A truncated version of the full 76-mile route, you'll enjoy an especially experience-rich version of the hike as you skirt the Atlantic and traverse this staggeringly beautiful hiking trail.

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    Intermediate
    04:37
    10.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    575 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wow, the "Burren Way Tour" is very exciting. This comes on my todo list. Very detailed. Great help!

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  • Intermediate
    04:10
    9.49 mi
    2.3 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Doolin also offers the option of a small detour to the Aran Islands:
    Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr - the last pieces of land before America - represents the harsh west of Ireland.

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  • Intermediate
    02:09
    4.26 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
  • Intermediate
    04:46
    10.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    225 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Very nice photos and useful information about it. I think the Komoot app is generally very informative and easy to handle. Continue this way Komoot Team 👍🏻

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    35.3 mi
  • Duration
    15:42 h
  • Elevation
    2,200 ft2,225 ft

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