- duration 7 days
- tour type Self-guided
- 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
A week long walk through a patchwork of landscapes in the Emerald Isle. 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 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 starting place for this walk is the beautiful village of Tinahely. Take a look at the historic market building, courthouse and shops as well as getting a flavour of the local hospitality in the pub and restaurant. 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 us underway on the road to Old Bridge near Roundwood, which claims to be Ireland's highest village and then we head off across the moors and mountains to our accommodation near the village of Enniskerry. this walk 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.
us to our first stop in Tinahely. Being warmly greeted with coffee and scones at Madeline's B&B after a long day was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our B&B's! The hosts were lovely and the food was always the best way to start the day! Our hiking adventure through Ireland was
beautiful as most days were quiet on the trail but led us to magnificent views! Most days also allowed us to meet other hikers who were happy to stop for a moment, ask where we were going and tell us how long to the next stop. My husband used the map provided to guide us on the trail and found it very helpful. We could not be more pleased with our
trip. Our legs are tired but it was all worth seeing the beautiful sites of the Wicklow Way.”
Day 1 : Commence Tinahely
Day 2 : Tinahely to Moyne 14.7 km/8.75 miles
Day 3 : The Iron Bridge to Glenmalure 21 k /13 miles
Day 4 : Glenmalure to Glendalough/Laragh 14 km/8.6 miles
Day 5 : Oldbridge to Enniskerry. From 22 km/13.6 miles (approx)*
Day 6 : Enniskerry to Marlay Park Dublin. From 20km/12.6 miles*
Day 7 : End of tour
- 6 nights accommodation in guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- 6 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer
- Arrival transfer from Rathdrum to Tinahely.
- Information pack including route notes & maps
- Emergency hotline
- Dinner, lunch & beverages
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Travel to the Rathdrum on arrival day 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 - 7 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 may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.Travel Insurance
The Wicklow Way - 7 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 - 7 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.