Causeway Coast Way – 4 nights

Three hikes between 9 – 14.5k (5.5 – 9.2 miles), single centre

This is our best seller.  The preferred option for most people wanting to walk this stunning coastline is to stay in one well located hotel and either bus or drive back and fro from your accommodation each day.  The causeway coast lends itself to a single centre based hike.

DAY ONE – stay Portballintrae

Arrive at the small village of Portballintrae.  Both the village and nearby Bushmills town have an abundance of superb quality restaurants and charming pubs to choose from, you’ll run out of nights before you run out of new places to eat and drink.

DAY TWO – stay Portballintrae

Using public transport, make your way to the start of the Causeway Way at Portstewart promenade.  Hike along the coast side of the golf course arriving at one of two beaches which wrap around the town of Portrush.  Depart Portrush by walking along the gorgeous east strand at White Rocks. Just out of sight, over the dunes, is the famous Royal Portrush, one of the top golf courses in the world and soon to host both the Irish Open and the Open championships.  Taking the path at the end of the beach you emerge onto one of the few road sections of this route.  The views remain outstanding.  Walk along the road until you come to the majestic 15th Century castle ruins of Dunluce.  Make sure you get a photograph with the beach you’ve just walked along in the background of the castle.   Continue into the coastal village of Portballintrae and back to your hotel.

DAY THREE – stay Portballintrae

Depart your hotel on foot and walk around the boardwalk behind the beach in Portballintrae eventually joining up with the tramline before following signs around the Runkerry headland to the causeway visitor centre.  The visitor centre is well worth a visit to learn about the causeway and for a quick cuppa.  Remember to ask for the discounted ‘green’ entrance ticket available to anyone arriving at the site on foot.  After your visit to the centre head down to the shore to see the actual site.  The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO world heritage site of 40,000 honey-combed shaped basalt columns that are an utter wonder to behold.  Departing the ‘stones’ via the steep steps return to the cliff tops and leave the crowds behind.  Head along the coast path to enjoy some of the best cliff top views in Europe.  Take another rest at the bench at Hamilton’s Seat and take in a view that is comparable to the famous Cliffs of Moher but much less known.  The final stretch of this hike takes you around Port Moon and culminates at Dunseverick Castle ruin where you can catch the bus back to your hotel in Portballintrae.

DAY FOUR- stay Portballintrae

Start your third and final day hiking by taking the rambler bus back to Dunseverick Castle, walk from here around the rugged headlands to Dunseverick harbour, (don’t miss the rock pools, you might fancy a dip?).  Continue around this beautifully rugged part of the coastal path toward the tiny hamlet of Portbradden which must have one of the best beach views anywhere.  White Park Bay stretches out in front of you with views of Rathlin Island and mainland Scotland in the distance (if clear). After walking around the rocks at the far end of the beach you’ll arrive into the very scenic Ballintoy harbour, (the Iron islands for any Game of Thrones fans), follow the little road up to the white church and take the grass path to the left of the church and follow over to Larrybane.  Head down to the Rope Bridge and Carrick-A-Rede to complete this amazing three day hike. Pick up the bus from the Carrick – A -Rede car park to go back to your accommodation at Portballintrae.

DAY FIVE

Depart Portballintrae.

 

Inclusions:

Hotel accommodation

Map and route descriptions

Travel pack with bus times, suggested pubs and restaurants, sights to see along the way

24/7 telephone support

Exclusions:

Transport to accommodation on first and last day.

Personal travel insurance

Flights/Ferries/Trains

 

Available all year round but is best enjoyed March – October.

 

BOOK NOW – £482 per person sharing.

UPGRADE to stay in the beautiful Bushmills Inn – £607 per person sharing.

If you prefer I can change your single centre accommodation to any coastal town or village along the entire route.  I can also arrange for taxi transfers from local train stations at Coleraine or Ballymoney.   Alternatively add on car hire and/or a day sightseeing in Belfast.  To make any changes to the itinerary above simply enquire now.

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Causeway Coast Way – 4 Nights

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