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The Wicklow Way - 7 Days

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5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Hiking
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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Tinahely, Ireland
  • Ends Dublin, Ireland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Lough Tay & Powerscourt Waterfall
  • 6th century Monastic City
  • Beautiful Glenmalure
  • City sights of Dublin
  • Start in the historic village of Tinahely
  • Walk South to North For A Finish in Dublin
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The tour "The Wicklow Way - 7 Days" starts from Tinahely and ends in Dublin. It is a walking tour that takes 7 days taking you through Enniskerry, Moyne, Dublin and 4 other destinations in Ireland. "The Wicklow Way - 7 Days" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation in guesthouses, transport, meals and others.

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 advantage of walking south to north means you will finish your walk in Dublin. This is a shortened version of the walk with a start in Tinahely. If you want to complete the full Wicklow Way walk, please refer to the 9-day option with trip code JIW.
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 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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 24 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
We had excellent weather in our 5 days of walking on the Wicklow Way. The scenery was outstanding , as were the arrangements put in place by Nathalie Thompson, who was Sherpa's consultant. We stayed in local pubs/hotels rather... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 15 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
We were so happy with our Sherpa Expeditions experience as we traveled the 7-day of the Wicklow Way. Our trip had an exciting start as we boarded the bus from the airport in Dublin, made it to the train station and then quickly... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This was a very pretty walk through the Irish countryside, though much of it was on some sort of road (paved lanes, forest service roads, etc.) rather than trails. I experienced early March Irish weather (rain, fog, hail, snow,... Read more
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 6 nights accommodation in guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 6 breakfasts
Transport
  • Arrival transfer from Rathdrum to Tinahely.
Others
  • Luggage transfer
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

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

For any tour departures within 26 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 July 2022, a deposit of 187 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip 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 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.
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