Hiking Tours Ireland
Experts on Hiking Routes & Hiking Tours Ireland
Pull on a pair of walking boots, point yourself in any direction you like and feel the wilderness speak to you. Michael Friel Coaches is ideally located to provide transport for groups who want to experience hiking in County Donegal. From our Waymarked Ways, National Looped Walks, Coastal Paths and Island Loops, County Donegal is a walkers heaven!
Over the last 20 years Michael Friel Coaches have been providing transport for local walking groups, as well as incoming walking tours from across Europe and further afield. Over this time we have learned where all the best routes in Donegal are, so wither you’re a tour operator or just a walking group we can point you in the right direction. We can also advise you on accommodation, local walking guides etc. No one knows Donegal better than Michael Friel Coaches!!!
If you have an idea of a Hiking Tour that you would like to go on, please tell us and we can provide you with a competitive rate. Please note that Michael Friel Coaches will provide the transport for your Hiking Tour, we do not organize accommodation, meals etc.
Highlights of Donegal
Untouched and virtually unexplored, this ruggedly beautiful and remote region lies at the far north of the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller.
From the tip of Malin Head to the splendour of Donegal Bay, the north west of Ireland is home to some of the highest sea-cliffs in Europe, an ancient, mystical stone fort and a myriad of secluded islands. From short strolls to lengthy hikes, the Northern Headlands is known for its beautiful, bracing nature. An area steeped in history, it’s the perfect place to follow in storied footsteps via a refreshing looped walk around the region.
Affectionately referred to as ‘Ireland in Miniature’, the Inishowen Peninsula is an incredible slice of remote Ireland. The wild Inishowen Head Loop begins just beside a World War II lookout tower atop Inishowen Head and moves to the point from where St Columba left Ireland in 563 to found the abbey on the Scottish isle of Iona. On a clear day, you may even catch sight of the west coast of Scotland. Elsewhere, the Tory Island Loop takes you deep into exceptional scenic beauty where you can meet local artists of indomitable spirit.
The island’s rugged terrain takes in magnificent cliff scenery and mythical, monastic ruins. But the most enchanting thing about the island is the islanders themselves, who know how to extend the warmest of welcomes. The warmth of welcome is obviously extended to all living creatures, as the island is also an important international bio-diversity area and a breeding site to the increasingly rare corncrake.
These are just some of the great looped walks waiting to be explored on the Northern Headlands of the Wild Atlantic Way. Whatever regionyou choose to explore, there’s a memorable looped walk for every walker to avail of. What’s more, our handy trip planner will help you put together the itinerary that’s right for you.
“Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” – Ellen Degeneres