The Wicklow Way - 9 Days

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16498
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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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
  • City Sights of Dublin
  • Complete the Full Wicklow Way
  • Walk South to North For A Finish in Dublin
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The trip "The Wicklow Way - 9 Days" starts in Bunclody and ends in Dublin. It is a walking tour that takes 9 days taking you through Enniskerry, Dublin, Glenmalure 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. Think Powerscourt Waterfall, Luggala, Loch Dan, Glenmalure Valley 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). This 9-day trip covers the full Wicklow Way. The advantage of walking south to north means you will finish your walk in Dublin. For those a little shorter on time, there is a 7-day option that starts in Tinahely and takes you to Dublin.
The way winds through the Wicklow Mountains, one of Ireland'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. Hiking near Dublin means a straightforward connection to the start of your trip, which is the small typical 'one street' village of Clonegal. 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.
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
Others
  • Luggage transfer, 1 piece per person up to 20kgs
  • 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 17 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 April 2023, a deposit of 180 USD is required to confirm the 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 traveling 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • Is Ireland safe to travel to?

    The Global Peace Index ranks Ireland as one of the safest countries in the world. That said, petty crime can happen and due to their high tourist traffic, Galway, Cork, and Dublin are prime targets for pickpocketing and bag theft. Always exercise caution while taking public transportation or touring city landmarks.

  • When is the best time to visit Ireland?

    The ideal months to visit Ireland are March to May and September to November, when it is less hot and congested compared to summer. Despite occasional rain, Ireland usually has pleasant temperatures, making it possible to travel there all year round.

  • What to pack for trip to Ireland?

    No matter when you are visiting Ireland, you should pack a warm sweater, waterproof jacket, and good walking shoes. Keep in mind that in Ireland, it is possible to experience all seasons and types of weather in a single day. 

  • What is the currency in Ireland? Do they accept American dollars?

    The euro is the official currency used in the Republic of Ireland. However, Northern Ireland uses the pound sterling, because it is a part of the United Kingdom. Ireland does not accept American dollars, so make sure to exchange your money for euros before leaving for Ireland. Converting US dollars to euros at the exchange counters in Ireland airports is not a good idea as they are known for charging hefty fees. 

     

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