If you have the energy and enthusiasm, there is plenty for the active and adventurous to do on the Dingle Peninsula. On the beach, in the seas, on the roads and footpaths or in the hills and mountains you can walk, run, cycle, ride, surf climb or swim. There are plenty of local businesses and individuals who would be happy to help you experience it all.

 

Cycle The Dingle Penninsula

Cycling the Dingle Peninsula has always been recognised as the ideal way to experience the area's breathtakingly beautiful views while pedalling through a combination of dramatic mountain climbs or flat valleys that stretch for miles.There are a number of established bicycle rental outlets dotted around the peninsula where bicycles can be hired by the day or for longer periods. One we recommend and which is onlya 4 minute walk from Harriet's Cottage is Paddy's Bike Shop. If you would like to have a guide join you check out here. A good article (by John Spender of The Cyclist Magazine) to read about cycling in Dingle can be found here. You can also check out and download his GPS route  here.

 

Irish Adventures

We offer a variety of tours and training that are aimed at all levels and abilities: Adventure tours, Walking & Hiking tours / Holidays in Ireland, Cycling tours, Horse riding tours and more. All activities are run by experienced, qualified and knowledgeable staff, we go that bit extra to give you that personal touch and an experience / adventure to remember.

 

Address: Dingle

Telephone: 00353-87-4190318

E-mail: info@irishadventures.net

Distance from Dingle Town: 0km

 

 

Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

We offer an Eco Marine Adventure Tour, departing from the pier in Ventry village. There will be a morning tour at 10am (approx. 2.5hrs) and an afternoon tour leaving at 1pm (approx. 3.5 hrs.). This boat trip brings you on an unforgettable tour around the Blasket Island Archipelago with its remote islands. You have the possibility of catching glimpses of whales and dolphins, basking sharks and seals as well as observing our abundant marine bird life, comprising puffins, gannets, kittiwakes, fulmars, choughs and many more.

 

Address: Ventry

Telephone: +353 (0)86 335 3805

E-mail: info@marinetours.ie

Distance from Dingle  5-10km

 

Dingle Horseriding

We accommodate beginners in search of fun, spectacular scenery and a memorable introduction to riding right through to advance riders looking for exciting and challenging rides in the open country. We organize everything. Superb horses, superior facilities, quality accommodation, and, of course, adventurous rides through the magnificent Irish countryside. We are now open all year round. The Cnoc a Cairn Mountain Trek takes you into the hills behind Dingle with views of the Atlantic Ocean and its rugged off-shore Islands; Here we overlook the most westerly point in Europe. This trail is suitable for beginners; our horses are surefooted and reliable. Early Morning and Late Evening Trails we run early morning and late evening trails for those of you looking for something a little different who wish to take advantage of our wonderfully long Summer daylight hours. The Two Hour Mountain and Beach Trail is a great option for experienced riders who don't have time for a half or full day trail.

 

Address: Ballinaboula, Dingle 

Telephone: +353 (0)66 915 2199

E-mail: info@dinglehorseriding.com

Distance from Dingle Town: 2-5km

Play At Height Adventure Centre

Have a fun packed day with the climbing wall, family friendly Splatmaster Paintball, high ropes course and amazing outdoor free fall. There is something for all thrill seeking tastes and all in a fun environment where safety comes first. The huge climbing wall soars to over 12 metres high and can cater for climbers of all abilities, so whether it’s your first attempt or you are a seasoned pro they have something to suit you! With family fun in mind the climbing wall is suitable for kids ages 5 and up! The outdoor high ropes course and 40 ft. free-fall are perfect for an adrenaline rush - zip, swing, wobble and fly your way around. Newly added Splatmaster Paintball offers all the thrills of paintball but without all of the pain. Low impact guns and paintballs mean that kids from ages 9 and up can join in the fun - but don't let this fool you - this paintball is perfect for grown-ups too! The two paintball zones offer different challenges and will keep your sharpshooters busy for hours. Family passes, hen and stag, birthday and other parties are all available.

 

Address: Baile na Buaile Dingle 

Telephone: +353 (0)66 9152822

E-mail: info@playatheight.com

Distance from Dingle Town: 2-5km

 

 

Celtic Nature Walking Tours

Celtic Nature Walking Tours specializes in tours of County Kerry alone. Coming from here and living here all our lives, we feel we are well placed to maximize the Kerry experience for you the walker. Walking the Kerry landscape from village to village; across beach and bog; over hills and through valleys; by streams and all the time by the coast – this is how you will best experience our magical Kingdom of Kerry. Your pace, your steps, your thoughts – grounded by the earth beneath you and inspired by the beauty around you.

 

Address: Mullenaglemig, Dingle, 

Telephone: +353 87 7903950 

E-mail: info@celticnature.com

Distance from Dingle Town: 2-5km

 

Dingle Marina Dive Centre

Dingle Marina Dive Centre offers some of the finest diving in Europe, staffed by knowledgeable and amiable professional divers and scientists. We are situated on the stunning Dingle Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. The peninsula provides some of the most spectacular diving Europe has to offer and we here at DMDC would love to share this experience with you. Marine/Coastal Ecology and Conservation is very important to us here at DMDC and our professional and amiable team including our resident Ecologist are keen to share their passion and knowledge with you. OPENING HOURS: April - End of September / Mon - Sun: 09:00-18:00

 

Address: Dingle,

Telephone: +353 (0)87 911 1643

E-mail: info@divedingle.com

Distance from Dingle Town: 0km

Dingle Guided Walks

Local guide with expert knowledge. Leisurely or more energetic hikes. Visit historic and archaeological sites. Transport if required. Choice of guided walks available

 

Address: Dingle, 

Telephone: 353 (0)87 22 22 248

E-mail: dinglewalks@gmail.com

Distance from Dingle Town: 0km

 

Dingle Bay Charters

Located at the Yacht Marina in Dingle, Co. Kerry we provide a wide range of boat trips for visitors to enjoy our beautiful coastline and islands. These include: Sea Angling, Dingle Bay and Blasket Island boat tours, Blasket Island and Valentia Island ferries, Yacht Charter. Call into us at our shop by the Marina to see how we can put you on the water.

 

Address: The Marina, Dingle, 

Telephone: Tel. 066 9151344 

E-mail: info@dinglebaycharters.com

Distance from Dingle Town: 0km

Dingle Surt School

Dingle Surf School is the only dedicated surf school in Dingle town. We provide a friendly, safe and fun introduction to the exhilarating sport of surfing. Using our FREE “surf-bus” we will pick you up from the Dingle Surf Shop and take you north on The Wild Atlantic Way over the breathtaking Conor Pass to our main base of operations at Kilcummin on Brandon Bay. Kilcummin gives us unparalleled consistent waves while still offering unbeatable safety. Its pretty much the perfect wave for beginners and children.

 

Address: Green St., Dingle

Telephone: Tel. 066 9150833

E-mail: Click here 

Distance from Dingle Town: 0km

 

 

Fishing

Shore, Game, and Deep Sea angling are all available on the Dingle Peninsula. For those interested in game angling, Lough Caum in Glannteenassig Forest near Castlegregory is a beautiful place. The lake boasts a large stock of wild brown trout and is stocked with rainbow trout. The shore is almost entirely fishable. Permits are required and boats are available. The Owenmore River is also good for game fishing, with permits available in Cloghane. Permits are available at Keane's Supermarket, Tralee Road, Castlegregory; at Bowler's Bar, Castlegregory Village; and at Fitzgerald's Shop, Castlegregory Village. Owenmore River has wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout from Permits needed. February 1 to October 12. Gillie and permits available at Bridge Cottage, Cloghane. Tel: 066-7138244. Boats for lake fishing are available at Keane's Supermarket, Tralee Road, Castlegregory, 066-7139186. For the shore angler, the perfect spot is never hard to find. Miles of famous storm beaches with crashing surfs for the sportsman after bass and painted rays, quiet beaches and estuaries offering skate, flounder and plaice; and piers and deep-water rock marks containing a variety of species including Pollock, wrasse and conger eels. The Dingle Peninsula has it all, enough marks and fish to suit everyone's tastes and at any time of the year. Inland Fisheries Ireland / Iascach Intíre Éireann have produced a "Fishing in Ireland" website, which includes a guide to the Dingle Peninsula detailing shore and sea angling locations and sources of bait.

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