Walking Holidays & Events

2010 Tours (scroll down for information on each event) :



May 14 – 16;  June 18 – 20;  July 16 – 18 (now full);  August 12 – 15;  

September 9 – 12;  Sept 30 – Oct 03. 


April 30 – May 03 (now full)

July 30 – August 2 (Bank Holiday Monday)

August 09 – August 12 

September 23 – September 26


Saturday, June 26


Scroll down for information on each event, or feel free to call me on 094 – 9027797 for further information, or drop me an email, to info [at] tourismpure [dot] com.  

Western Ocean Walking Weekends :  

Sheskin Forest, north Mayo.

Sheskin Forest, north Mayo.

This is a four-day, three-night walking event in North West Mayo.  

This walking tour begins with dinner together at our B&B on Day One.  

On the second day, we walk the wonderful cliff-top walk at Ceathrú Thaidhg and follow that with a second, shorter cliff-top walk even further west. The views are awesome.

On the third day, we change to the offshore island of Iniskea South, a real haven for bird watchers, nature and history lovers. Deserted since the 1930’s, you really appreciate the fact that you are on the very western tip of Europe.  

The final day’s walks will be on the wonderful Mullet peninsula, enjoying the beaches and awesome views that this isolated part of Ireland has to offer.  

Accommodation is in shared twin rooms in an environmentally conscious guesthouse on the Mullet, with full breakfast and dinner served, as well as packed lunches for each of the walking days.  

Price : Euro 320 pps. (Euro 350 single) 

Includes 3 x B&B, 3 x dinner, 3 x packed lunches, boat trip to Iniskea and full guiding throughout.  

Cong Lakes Walks : 

Lime kiln, near Cong, south Mayo.

Lime kiln, near Cong, south Mayo.

Three days of easy to moderate walking around the stunning, wooded area of Cong and Clonbur villages, on the Galway Mayo border. 

On Day One, we stroll the lovely linear trail from Clonbur back to Cong, through the native woodland restoration site and along the limestone pavement of Lough Mask’s “mini Burren”. 

Day Two sees us tackle the low-lying (417m) Benlevy hill, with its fabulous views in all directions over Loughs Mask and Corrib, as well as the Connemara and South Mayo mountains. 

Our final day brings us along the shore of Lough Corrib and Cong’s famous dry canal. 

Price : Euro 260 pps in a B&B. Euro 290 single. Euro 230 pps in a hostel. 

Includes 3 x B&B, 3 x dinner, 3 x packed lunches and full guiding throughout. 

10HD – Mayo Outdoors Event

Nephin Begs

Nephin Begs

10HD is a single day, 10 hour outdoor event – it is not a race.

We will cycle 90 minutes into the Nephin Beg mountains, hill walk Nephin Beag peak (627 m) and cycle 90 minutes back to Newport. This is at a relaxed pace and we will enjoy the beautiful Mayo countryside and some wonderful views all around.

A ten-hour day you will remember !

Price : Euro 50 per person.

This includes : bicycle hire, helmet, hi viz jacket, packed lunch, full guiding throughout.

Accommodation : Newport village offers both a hotel and B&Bs, should you wish to overnight.

The Mayo Adventure 2010 :  

Mayo National Park.

Mayo National Park.

This is a full-week cycling, walking and hillwalking tour of west and north Mayo, combining all that is best in this wonderful, rural, wild and remote county on Ireland’s western seaboard.  

We will cycle off-road and on some very minor roads, as well as walking our remote waymarked ways and hidden hills. We will experience the wonder of an uninhabited offshore island and even spend a night in an unserviced, lost mountain bothy.  

 Day One – arrival, get-together dinner and orientation. 

Day Two – cycling and hill climbing Nephin Mór. 

Day Three – hiking the Bangor Trail national waymarked way. 

Day Four – hiking the Western Way national waymarked way. 

Day Five – cycling and visiting Mayo National Park. 

Day Six – visit Iniskea island. 

Day Seven – walking the southern Mullet Peninsula. 

Day Eight – early morning walk and departure. 

Price : on request. 

Get Out & About – January 2011.  

The Bangor Trail

The Bangor Trail

Two days of real winter walking, based in Castlebar. We’ll take on a section of The Bangor Trail, Ireland’s most remote waymarked way. We’ll also walk around Moore Hall and the adjacent Lough Carra, in the plains of Mayo. This weekend will awaken your spirit and get you ready for a new year.  

Book now by calling 094-9027797, or 086 – 8318748, or email me on info [at] tourismpure [dot] com. 

Poland – March 2011.  

This truly great six day event brings our small group to the two magnificent National Parks of North-East Poland.  

Biebrza River in flood, Poland.

Biebrza River in flood, Poland.

 Biebrza National Park is based around the marshy wetlands of the Biebrza (Beaver) River. At this time of the year, the snows are melting, the river is in flood and the crisp spring air brings out the best in the area. See many species of bird, including Black Stork, Great Spotted Eagle, Geese, Woodpeckers, etc. Spot Elk and Deer. Maybe see traces of Wolf and Lynx. If you’re luck, you might just get to see Beavers popping out of their small ponds. Visit the Red Marsh Strict Reserve. Immerse yourself in local Polish culture.  

European Bison, Bialowieza NP, Poland.

European Bison, Bialowieza NP, Poland.

 Bialowieza National Park is world-famous as the site of the last remaining primeval low lying forest in Europe and of countless great Oak trees. It is home to a troop of European Bison. Enter the Strictly Protected Area, where the forest has not been managed for 100 years.  

If you love wildlife – particularly mammals and birds –  and love to be in massive forests, then this trip is for you. There is great walking each day.  

We stay in locally owned accommodation, employ the services of a fantastic local guide, eat uniquely local food and use a locally owned minibus.  

Further details of these walking tours are available by contacting me. Register your interest by calling 094-9027797, or email me on info [at] tourismpure [dot] com.


5 Responses

  1. nice walking..
    maybe sometime you can try to visit my country Indonesia. my country has many beauty places to visit like mountain, beach, waterfall, etc.

  2. Can you tell me more about the course in Gort , content, cost, location etc…

  3. Do you ever do longer walking tours of Ireland? Or tours close enough together to be booked in the same visit to the country? This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. To see Ireland for starters, but then to see it up close and personal! I don’t know of a better way than to walk as much of it as possible. Blessings

    • Hi Sally,
      Yes, of course I can also do 5 and 7-day tours, Shannon to Shannon, or Dublin to Dublin airports. But the whole ‘vibe’ of my tours is a nice and relaxed one. It’s about walking and cycling, not about driving forever …

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