This 5-Day walking holiday along the Causeway Coast will take you along the sandy white beaches, high cliffs, quaint seaside resorts and small fishing villages. Visit the World Heritage Site and National Nature Reserve of the Giant’s Causeway
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Causeway Coast Trek
5-Day Self-Guided Hiking Tour
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast with our 5-day self-guided hiking tour. Our Causeway Coast Trek takes you on an incredible journey from Ballycastle to Portstewart, with stunning scenery along the way that includes highlights such as Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Dunseverick, and the legendary Giant's Causeway.
This inn-to-inn walking tour allows you to immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings, with baggage transfers taken care of so you can focus on the experience. You'll stay in friendly bed and breakfast accommodation each night, with delicious local food to fuel your adventure.
This is the ultimate way to explore the Causeway Coast, including a visit to the world-famous Bushmills Distillery. Take in the incredible sights and sounds of this unique landscape and make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Don't wait, book now and experience the magic of the Causeway Coast for yourself!
Causeway Coast Trek 5-days
Self-guided with baggage transfers
- Rathlin Island
Arrival in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
After arriving in Belfast International or City Airport you will make your way to Ballycastle via public transport. We can also book a taxi/private transfer upon request.
Walk from Ballycastle to Ballintoy
From your B&B in Ballycastle you will walk out of the town and follow quiet country roads, and forest tracks make your way to Carrick-a-rede, and it’s rope bridge before ending in Ballintoy.
The bridge spans an 80-foot deep gorge that renders Carrick-a-Rede island; a must do for every visitor and gives a fitting exciting culmination to an easy day’s walk. Overnight at Ballintoy.
Walk 14 km. | 4 hours. | Max. Height: 120m. | Grass & Forest tracks and some road walking.
Walk from Ballintoy to the Giant Causeway and Bushmills
We walk back to the Carrick-a-rede car park to continue along the best coastal walk in Ireland by far! With its diverse geology and spectacular views across to Scotland and walks along cliffs and white sandy beaches, the Giant Causeway coastal route is truly in a class of its own! Not far from Ballintoy Harbour you come to the beautiful beach of White Park Bay and Portbraddan, with Ireland’s tiniest church. Next is Dunseverick Castle leading to the cliff-top path and on to the Giant’s Causeway.
Overnight at Portballintrae/Bushmills.
Walk 18 km | 5 hours | Max. Height: 120m. | Grass tracks, beach and road walking.
(Some parts of this walk are tidal so please take note of high tide – See walking route notes)
Hike from Portballintrae to Portstewart
On your final walk in Northern Ireland, you follow the coastal road to Portrush via Magheracross viewpoint and Dunluce Castle. Shortly after the castle, you continue on to Whiterocks beach, and a path leads around Ramore Head and Portrush Harbour. Following the last part of the waymarked way and along Mill Strand you continue along the coastline ending in Portstewart. Overnight at Portstewart.
Walk 18 km. | 5 hours | Max. Height: 120m. | Walking along; roads, beach and grassy tracks.
Time to go home or spend some extra day in Belfast? After breakfast and farewell at Portstewart, you commence your homeward journey.
What’s included in our Walking holidays?
- Carefully selected family-run and welcoming B&B accommodation.
- Comfortable en-suite bedrooms.*
- A full Irish breakfast to keep your engines running.
- Complimentary luggage transfers.
- Detailed maps and route notes so you never get lost.
- Local advice on places to visit and where to eat.**
- Full pre-departure info to allow you to prepare for your walking holiday.
- Waterproof map case to keep your documents dry.
- Extra night(s) accommodation booked on request.
- Need information on local transport options? We’re happy to assist!
- 24/7 local emergency contact.
What’s not included?
- Your flights
- Travel and baggage insurance
- Lunches / Evening meals
* Unless already booked out in which case we’ll try to secure a private bathroom.
** You will have the opportunity to purchase picnic lunches and evening meals each day. If you are staying in a remote location, the B&B owner will prepare a tasty surprise for you upon request.
During your self-guided walking holiday in Ireland, you will be accommodated in local family-run guesthouses (B&Bs) or small family-run hotels, where you will encounter a friendly welcome and homely comfort. All our accommodation is approved by Bord Failte – the Irish Tourist Board or the Northern Ireland Tourism Board and are at least 3 stars. Rooms are twin, double or triple en-suite and single rooms are also available on request.
Need anything else?
At Walking Holiday Ireland we pride ourselves in providing a unique experience where we look after all the details of your trip. This allows you to completely immerse yourself in the Irish landscape and culture.
Please do not hesitate to contacts us should you have any additional requirements or needs and we will endeavour to provide these to our best ability.