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Ireland Hiking Tour County Mayo


Note: This tour for 2022 is currently full. You can join a waitlist here. And join my Ottsworld Tours mailing list here for updates on future Ottsworld Tours.

Normally I ask people to ‘travel with me’ figuratively; follow my travels on social media and read my stories in my blog. However, this time when I say ‘travel with me’ I mean I want you to pack your bags and come with me…really!   I’m excited to announce that after a couple of years of COVID hiatus, I’m going back to Ireland this year and hoping you will join me!

I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone. She stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs. Underneath her incredible expanse of sky, she stole my heart. She is a land of myth and music – full of lovely, welcoming people with adventurous hearts and a great gift for weaving stories. Demure, yet saucy. A gracious hostess with an untamed spirit. She can bring an idyllic moment of pure pastoral contentment or nail biting panic on a twisting one lane cliff-side road. This lady keeps you guessing. And that is part of her charm.

I drove Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way solo for 3 weeks and fell in love with the Irish landscapes and the people. It has a little of everything I love; dramatic landscapes, a rural background, small towns, and a local culture that is really welcoming.

Ottsworld Ireland Hiking Tour

To really experience Ireland – you need to feel it – feel its land, its rain, its temperate climate and most of all – its soul. This is a country that cannot be rushed and exploring it on foot is one of the best ways to experience it. This allows you the opportunity to meet the “locals”, come face to face with thousands of years of history and see what it is that makes Irish people so unique.

I have partnered with my friends at Ireland Walk Hike Bike to put together an Ottsworld tour that would bring landscapes, hiking, local culture, and unique touches together in a 7 day customized tour. I hiked with Ireland Walk Hike Bike on my first trip to Ireland and they were a integral piece of why I fell in love with Ireland. Their guides are local and welcoming and I love their approach to active travel. When I decided to go back and do a tour in Ireland, I knew immediately I wanted to work with them and utilize their Ireland hiking expertise to put together something incredibly ‘Ottsworld’!

county Mayo Map
County Mayo is in dark green

The trip will whisk you from Dublin to County Mayo, a spectacular peninsula and stretch of coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way. What’s that – you haven’t heard of County Mayo? That’s exactly why I chose it! It’s a hidden gem away from the heavily traveled sites in Ireland.

While most people head to Kerry or the Cliffs of Moher, we’ll have the beautiful coastline of County Mayo all to ourselves.

“Mayo has wild beauty and haunting landscapes, but you’ll find few tourists here, which means there are plenty of untapped opportunities for exploration by car, foot, bicycle or horseback.”

Lonely Planet

Ottsworld Ireland Tour Highlights

First off – this is not your run of the mill Ireland tour. This is an exclusive customized Ottsworld tour in the company of me (who will be giving photography classes along the way) accompanied by our professional Irish guide – Rachel, visiting some of Ireland’s best kept secrets.

The Hikes


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