Hidden Trails and Magic Coastal Hike

Dublin, Ireland

Experience hosted by Zack

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes equipment

What you'll do

This is a chance to experience the highlights of the famous Howth Peninsula in Dublin through the eyes of a local. Discover the road less travelled on our award winning adventure. Get the real insider stories of Howth while surrounded by nature and wildlife along with our amazing canine companion Loki.
Visit the beautiful grounds of Howth's 800 year old medieval Castle. Follow the secret paths and trails through the woodlands taking a break to relax among the giant rhododendrons. Hear about the heartache at the ancient Dolmen, Aideen's Grave and then climb the magic steps to views that HG Wells described as the most beautiful in the World.
Walk through time in the footsteps of an astonishing history, enjoying the breathtaking views on the famous Howth cliff walk, taking in the sights, sounds and aromas of this beautiful peninsula.
Stroll along the piers hearing about the history which inspired many famous writers, artists and a local rock star or two!
With taste buds awakened after the fresh salty air, enjoy all the amazing hospitality Howth has to offer.
You will leave as friends with a true local connection to the people, land, sea and sky of the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere.

Routes vary depending on the ability of each group.
This is a chance to experience the highlights of the famous Howth Peninsula in Dublin through the eyes of a local. Discover the road less travelled on our award winning adventure. Get the real insider stories of Howth while surrounded by nature and wildlife along with our amazing canine companion Loki.
Visit the beautiful grounds of Howth's 800 year old medieval Castle. Follow the secret paths and trails through the woodlands taking a break…

What's included

  • Equipment
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Meet your host, Zack

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 9 Reviews
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I am a founder and Director of Shane's Howth Adventures, the multi award winning, family run, outdoor adventure company in Howth. My family have lived here for generations. We eat sleep and breathe sharing this wonderful peninsula with guests from all over the world and during Covid we became the favourite with locals.

Unique and authentic insights into local life make a difference. Our local knowledge and experience will help you get behind the scenes of this famous peninsula, beloved of Yeats and Joyce & home to many famous artists and a rock star or two!

We have several experiences to choose from, including walking, hiking and electric bike tours which have over 1,000 five star reviews on Airbnb.

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I am a founder and Director of Shane's Howth Adventures, the multi award winning, family run, outdoor adventure company in Howth. My family have lived here for generations. We eat sleep and breathe sharing this wonderful peninsula with guests from all over the world and during Covid we became the favourite with locals.

Unique and authentic insights into local life make a difference. Our local knowledge and experience will help you get behind the scenes of this famous peninsula, belov…
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Where you'll be

Take in the world famous coastal paths and wildlife. Explore a fragrant woodland, even a bit of rainforest and heathland, inspiring cliffs and spectacular views, well served by a fine old harbour, medieval Castle and a warm hospitable village. There are plenty of panoramic stops on the way to take photos. Routes are varied on walks and hikes depending on ability of each group. We have obtained the coveted Covid Safety Charter.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Gladine
July 2021
I met up with Paula for this hike and had an amazing time. She was knowledgeable about the location, and made sure I was comfortable the whole time ensuring we went at a good pace for me. She showed me beautiful sites, and told intriguing stories.
I met up with Paula for this hike and had an amazing time. She was knowledgeable about the location, and made sure I was comfortable the whole time ensuring we went at a good pace…
Vanessa
February 2020
It was such a great trip. Zack is an excellent adventure-tour-man, we had a super nice time, much storytelling and saw much of the wonderful landscape. We would have never order a chowder on our own, but it was really delicious!
Alina
January 2020
I live in Dublin for number of years but still have so many things to discover! This Experience was very unique as our Host Paula had so many interesting stories to tell and give us plenty historical aspects on places we visited. I would not been able to find this trail on my own and probably would get lost somewhere along the way:) Paula was very considerate of us, she made sure that we were all on the same page with walking pace and felt comfortable. She was super friendly and very knowledgable, we got to know how local people live in Howth and through this felt much connected. The highlight of the trip was the famous Chowder in a cosy pub/restaurant. Our host made sure that this was the best chowder on offer in whole neighbourhood, which was simply amazing! I would highly recommend this Experience to nature enthusiasts and food lovers. Thanks Paula!
I live in Dublin for number of years but still have so many things to discover! This Experience was very unique as our Host Paula had so many interesting stories to tell and give u…
Dave
January 2020
Paul was our guide for the tour. He gave us a great experience, a mildly strenuous hike in the hills above the Howth harbor. It was a fantastic hike, the terrain varied from urban to forest (almost tropical jungle-like) to winding paths up to the breath-taking heaths with views of Dublin, the Howth harbor and the islands off the coast. The hike was almost 3 hours, and good walking shoes and a reasonable degree of fitness are required. At the end of the walk, Paul took us to Brass Monkey, where we had a delicious bowl of piping hot fish chowder, the best in Howth, according to Paul (and it was delicious). They even accommodated the vegetarian in our group. Paul was great, low key and very informative, it felt more like a walk with a friend than a tour (it helped that it was only 3 of us on the tour). We would highly recommend this experience for anyone looking for something a little different from the typical Howth harbor experience. Next time, we'll try the safari tour, which goes all the way around Howth. Thank you, Paul!
Paul was our guide for the tour. He gave us a great experience, a mildly strenuous hike in the hills above the Howth harbor. It was a fantastic hike, the terrain varied from urban…
Stephen
January 2020
Howth is a perfect active port and village. The walk took us to the castle, up the hill for fantastic views of the harbour, islands and Dublin, along the cliffs, past the ruined Abbey and a delightful meal of local fish in the harbour. Brilliant explanations of history, flora forna and birds. An unbeatable trip. Great value and ideal weather
Howth is a perfect active port and village. The walk took us to the castle, up the hill for fantastic views of the harbour, islands and Dublin, along the cliffs, past the ruined Ab…
Natascha
January 2020
Just a Highlight on my tour. It was so awesome, the scenery stunning and very good fellowship. She adjusted to the pace of the groupe and we jelled so well.Thank u so much paula and folks it was so fun with u guys. U where a fantastic guide.
Just a Highlight on my tour. It was so awesome, the scenery stunning and very good fellowship. She adjusted to the pace of the groupe and we jelled so well.Thank u so much paula an…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Good sturdy walking shoes

Waterproof jacket