The Wicklow Way - 9 Days

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  • Walking tour
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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
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  • Starts Bunclody, Ireland
  • Ends Dublin, Ireland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Lough Tay and Powerscourt Waterfall
  • 6th century Monastic City
  • Beautiful Glenmalure
The trip The Wicklow Way - 9 Days starts from Bunclody and ends in Dublin. It is a walking tour that takes 9 days taking you through Dublin, Marlay Park, Bunclody and 6 other destinations in Ireland. The Wicklow Way - 9 Days is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation in guesthouses, transport, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT SHERPA EXPEDITIONS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 200 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 17 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
“We met a whole bunch of wonderful people, both walking the
path and those running the various accommodation venues
you booked. It is amazing how invisible things like getting
luggage transfers every day certainly took the stress out of
the whole experience. Trina was great and suggested excellent locations for our requested five rest days. We are so pleased that the walk has
provided a lot of people and places with an ongoing income
and kept many of the small villages going. I hope we
contributed in achieving this. I am not sure what magic wand
we waved but we had blue skies a lot of the time and only
one afternoon of rain (Ingleby Cross) - people following our
progress kept commenting on how great the weather looked
So thank you once again from Australia”
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 26 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
“Mark was very knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and inspiring. I would %100 take another trip with him as my guide This was a milestone trip with my best friend for my 50th birthday and it absolutely lived up to my expectations of a challenging, beautiful and fun experience, one I will never forget!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 16 2019
4 - Very Good
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
“The organisation of our adventure was excellent. The selection of accomodation was superb. Movement of our luggage went well. We would recommend Sherpa to anyone considering this type of adventure.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 8 nights accommodation in guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 8 breakfasts
Transport
  • Luggage transfer, 1 piece per person up to 20kgs
Others
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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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CANCELLATION

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

For any tour departures within 30 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

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

For this The Wicklow Way - 9 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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