Take an urban hike, a Sunday morning trek through Galway

Experience hosted by Neil

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our Sunday urban hike begins right on Eyre Square from the steps of the Hardiman Hotel, Eyre Square.

Its a walk of 15km in total, and so takes around 3 hours at a reasonable pace.

We head out towards the eastern part of Galway along little used tracks and paths to discover hidden beaches, any number of ruined castles and a few architectual curiosities.

After a break for a 'cuppa' we explore some of the Merlin woods and so back to the sea.

The walk is constantly changing in nature and will hopefully open up hidden corners of Galway's eastern suburbs that few visitors venture into.

We also hope that it will be a good experience for 'locals' to explore 'a road less travelled' in their home city.
Our Sunday urban hike begins right on Eyre Square from the steps of the Hardiman Hotel, Eyre Square.

Its a walk of 15km in total, and so takes around 3 hours at a reasonable pace.

We head out towards the eastern part of Galway along little used tracks and paths to discover hidden beaches, any number of ruined castles and a few architectual curiosities.

After a break for a 'cuppa' we explore some of the Merlin wo…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We will provide tea/ coffee and a snack during a break on the walk

Meet your Host, Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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My family has very strong links to the local community. I've been a resident myself for over a decade and have been running walking tours in Galway for many years.

This is a new venture, a physical trek but in set in the city rather open countryside. We hope that it will be a great way to get a real 'feel' of city away from the tourist sites.

With three or so hours to play with we hope that it provides a very different and personal experience...walking has had such a renaissance recently, it seems everyone wants to take a hike!

We look forward to meeting you!
My family has very strong links to the local community. I've been a resident myself for over a decade and have been running walking tours in Galway for many years.

This is a new venture, a physical trek but in set in the city rather open countryside. We hope that it will be a great way to get a real 'feel' of city away from the tourist sites.

With three or so hours to play with we hope that it provides a very different and personal experience...walking has had such a rena…
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From $30/ person

Where you'll be

Our walk will cover a vast range of references including poets such as Walter Macken, famous sports heros and lesser known tales of the area.

The walk also takes in ancient monuments, a secluded ring fort and a place that provided the world with one of it's best known songs!

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    Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    Bring walking shoes or sturdy trainers. Some walking may be wet or loose underfoot. No climbing or steep slopes are involved.

    Bring waterproof clothing and water