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1 Day Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Walk

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5 of 5 stars5 days ago Reviewed by lavy2017
The Irish Experience Tour gives you a lovely trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Instead of dropping you off directly at the visitors center (where you can then climb some man-made steps up to see the cliffs) they bring you to a trail by the town of Doolin, where you can hike along the cliffs and gradually make your way to the main attraction. I much prefer this method because you get in a beautiful hike with stunning views all the way, and then you are rewarded in the end by the views of the grand Cliffs of Moher.

Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Edge Walk, Lahinch Surfing Town

No other tour company offers a tour like this.  Everyday hundreds of coaches filled with tourists arrive at The Cliffs of Moher Experience Centre.  The place is packed with people running around trying to get that magic photo.  We take you away from all of this and bring you on a magical guided walk of the unspoilt region along the cliffs.

The cliff walk begins at Doolin Village. From there we start along the road towards Doonagore Castle. After approximately 1/2km you will leave the road and begin the walking trail along the Cliffs of Moher. You will see the gradual rise of the cliffs in the distance ahead, Doonagore Castle to your left on a raised setting overlooking the bay and, depending on the weather, the waves of the Atlantic crashing below at the base of the cliffs. The walk is along a gravel path with flagstone steps cut out of the terrain to cross the drains and streams and on the steeper inclines. The trail is not a difficult walk; it requires a basic level of fitness and a good head for heights.

Learn the history of the area and about the rural lifestyle enjoyed by the local people of Doolin with the amazing views of lush green grass, rocky cliffs and varying shades of sea and

You will walk along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level, where views of the Dingle Peninsula and Loop Head in the South, the Aran Islands to the West with the Twelve Pins and mountains of Connemara to the North can be seen on a clear day. O’Briens Tower is near the highest point and serves as an excellent viewing platform, as has been the case for hundreds of years.

After the hike, you will get the chance to sample the fresh seafood and local craft beers in a nice cosy Irish Pub. Discover the bustling and colourful Lahinch town. For the active traveller who wants to experience a real slice of Irish life, this compact day adventure tops the menu.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

The surfing town of Lahinch

Spectacular Wild Atlantic Ocean walk

The Wild Atlantic Way driving route – wonderful scenery and fascinating history

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Centre

Gaze out upon spectacular landscapes

Experience the wild nature of Ireland

 

INCLUSIONS

Your local Irish Guide

All transport around the West Coast of Ireland

Personally guided nature walks

 

FREETIME

Try some of the best fish and chips Ireland has to offer

Get lost in your thoughts while walking the Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the colourful town of Lahinch

 

Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Edge Walk, Lahinch Surfing Town

 

Early Morning

Our first stop of the day is at Bunratty Castle. This is just a photo and rest room stop. Use this time to get some awesome photos of Ireland’s best example of a Anglo Norman tower house castle. Or just pop into the world famous Woollen Mills for some souvenirs to bring home.

From there we slip back onto the motorway and head in the direction of Doolin. Learn the history of the area and about the rural lifestyle enjoyed by the local people of Doolin with the amazing views of lush green grass, rocky cliffs and varying shades of sea and

 

Late Morning

From Doolin we start along the road towards Doonagore Castle. After approximately 1/2km you will leave the road and begin the walking trail along the Cliffs of Moher. You will see the gradual rise of the cliffs in the distance ahead, Doonagore Castle to your left on a raised setting overlooking the bay and, depending on the weather, the waves of the Atlantic crashing below at the base of the cliffs. The walk is along a gravel path with flagstone steps cut out of the terrain to cross the drains and streams and on the steeper inclines. The trail is not a difficult walk; it requires a basic level of fitness and a good head for heights

Early Afternoon

You will walk along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level, where views of the Dingle Peninsula and Loop Head in the South, the Aran Islands to the West with the Twelve Pins and mountains of Connemara to the North can be seen on a clear day. O’Briens Tower is near the highest point and serves as an excellent viewing platform, as has been the case for hundreds of years.

It is here where you will experience the hustle and bustle of the Cliffs of Moher experience centre. Wander around the museum and visit the small artistic shops built into the side of the cliffs.

Late Afternoon

After the walk we will make our back to Lahinch town where you will have time to relax and unwind in a nice cosy pub. Enjoy the fresh catch of the day while sipping on some locally brewed beer or whiskey.

All good things must come to an end, we make our way back to our departure point, with our funny guides telling jokes and playing music along the way to keep you entertained.

FROM CORK: 

DEPARTURE POINT INFORMATION:

Merchants Quay (Riverside City Centre Bus Stop) at 8.00AM – SEE HERE
 
Bus Stop at the entrance to Castlewhite Apts on Western Road at 7.45AM – SEE HERE

FROM LIMERICK:

DEPARTURE POINT INFORMATION:

9.15am departure from University of Limerick (Upon request only)

9.30am departure from Arthurs Quay


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