- duration 9 days
- tour type Self-guided Tour
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Self guided/Independent
- Wicklow Mountains National Park
- Lough Tay and Powerscourt Waterfall
- 6th century Monastic City
- Beautiful Glenmalure
Experience superb walking through the spectacular Irish countryside.. The Wicklow Way is Ireland's oldest waymarked trail, pioneered by a famous hill walker, J.B Malone over 40 years ago and reveals some of Irelands finest views; Powerscourt Waterfall, Luggala, Loch Dan, Glenmalure and historical Glendalough. The trail extends from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal on the borders of Wicklow and Carlow covering a distance of approx 127 kilometres (79 miles). The way winds through the Wicklow Mountains, one of the country's most spectacular upland areas. The Wicklow Way explores unspoilt trails, remote scenery, lakes, glacial valleys, forests and gentle farmland. Starting in southwest County Wicklow the route passes through rural communities, old market towns and grand estates on its way to the bright lights of Dublin.The small typical 'one street' village of Clonegal is an apt starting place for this walk into the remote and beautiful Wicklow Mountains. It is a route that remains mainly in the countryside making the short detours necessary to find a comfortable bed for the night. A couple of fairly long but gentle days introduce you to the Newry forest and over high points of Moylisha and Stookeen Hill to the 17th century village of Shillelagh and then on to the beautiful village of Tinahely. Quiet roads, forest trails and open mountainsides, with views back towards Clonegal and across the neighbouring counties of Carlow and Wexford, lead to Moyne and on to the most dramatic stages of the walk. A magnificent day's walk includes the spectacular Ow valley that passes below Wicklow's highest mountain, Lugnaquilla (925m), and along the 16km long glaciated Glenmalure Valley. This walk ends at the scattering of houses and splendid inn that make up Glenmalure hamlet. If climbing out of the Glenmalure Valley doesn't literally take your breath away then the fantastic views and the Glenmalure Waterfall probably will. Cross Mullacor Mountain and walk into Glendalough, 'the valley of two lakes' and site of a monastic settlement (from the 6th to the 13th century) for a little sightseeing. A short vehicle transfer gets you on the road to oldbridge near Roundwood, which claims to be Ireland's highest village. The Penultimate day's walk is to the charming area around the village of Enniskerry. It is a mini classic with views of Lough Dan and Lough Tay. At the head of the valley is the Guinness family estate and later in the day enjoy views of Powerscourt Waterfall, the longest in the country. The last walk goes over Prince William's Seat for views across the city of Dublin, now in striking distance for some afternoon sightseeing and a lively evening in the city centre or one of its many fine restaurants.
Day 1 : Commence Bunclody
Day 2 : Clonegal to Shillelagh 23 km/14 miles
Day 3 : Shillelagh to Tinahely 20 km/12.4 miles (approx)
Day 4 : Tinahely to Moyne 14 km/8.7 miles
Day 5 : Moyne to Glenmalure 21 km/13 miles
Day 6 : Glenmalure to Glendalough/Laragh. From 17 km/10.5 miles
Day 7 : Oldbridge to Enniskerry. From 22 km/13.6 miles (approx)*
Day 8 : Enniskerry to Marlay Park Dublin. From 20km/12.6 miles*
Day 9 : End of tour
- 8 nights accommodation in guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- 8 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer, 1 piece per person up to 20kgs
- Information pack including route notes & maps
- Emergency hotline
- Dinner, lunch & beverages
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Wicklow Way - 9 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 326 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 06 April 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
The Wicklow Way - 9 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
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