Walking Hiking

Wicklow Way & Glendalough – 8 Day

  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour

Wicklow Way & Glendalough – 8 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour

The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s Oldest Way marked Trail. The Wicklow Way travels from Clonegal in the south to Marley Park in the north. (The trail can easily be reversed to north to south). Starting on the gentle slopes in the south, The Wicklow Way crosses a number of mountainous valleys to its end in Marley Park in the southern suburbs of Dublin City.

This 8 Day tour takes you from Tinahely in the South to Enniskerry in the north and gives you an extra day to explore the Glendalough Valley and its 6th Century Monastic City.

Tour Pricing & Dates

8 Day Tour £585 per person sharing
Single Supplement +£210
Tour Dates 2017 Available 1st January to 15th December
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse (en suite)
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Arrive in Tinahely
You will arrive in the town of Rathdrum from Dublin by public transport. You will be picked in Rathdrum and transported to your first accommodation, which is in the village of Tinahely.
Day 2 / Tinahely to Iron Bridge
This section of the Wicklow Way takes in some fantastic views of the adjoining counties like Carlow and Wexford; it also passes through an old Ring Fort or Fairy Fort. The walk finishes in the Ow Valley where you will be picked up and transported to your accommodation. Distance: 15 km, Ascent: 540 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 3 / Iron Bridge to Glenmalure
Iron Bridge to Glenmalure This section is mainly on forest track and country road. Not a difficult walk with options to shorten or lengthen the walk. The Glenmalure Valley is the longest glacier valley in Ireland and your accommodation is in the middle. Distance: 14 km, Ascent: 520 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 4 / Glenmalure to Glendalough
A superb walk with breathtaking views of the Glenmalure Valley, the Lakes of Glendalough and its 6th Century Monastic City. This monastic settlement was the hob of learning in Europe from the 6th until the 12th century. Distance: 14km, Ascent 450 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 5 / Overnight Glendalough
Rest day with option to do a section off the trail or visit Glendalough. We have a beautiful optional walk for you today should you decide to take it and it will be included in your information pack.
Day 6 / Glendalough to Roundwood
The walk today is easy with an option to extend it by an extra 7Km. Roundwood is the highest village in Ireland. We will also give you an option to take in a mountain called Scarr; this is beautiful and on a good day will give you some fantastic views. Distance: 10km, Ascent: 250 m Approximate walking time: 3 hrs
Day 7 / Roundwood to Enniskerry
Your last walking day on the Wicklow Way is one of the longest walks but a classic, it takes in views of Guinness Estate, Lough Dan and Lough Tay, crosses over Djouce Mountain and alongside the Powerscourt Estate. Your tour ends in the picturesque village of Enniskerry which; is situated on the door-step of Dublin. Distance: 18km, Ascent: 600 m Approximate walking time: 5 hrs
Day 8 / Depart
After a hearty breakfast you can take a bus from Enniskerry village back to Dublin City.

Included

  • 7 nights B&B
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • Maps and all route notes
  • Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
  • Luggage transfers daily while you walk
  • All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
  • Full back up service should you require it while on our tour

Not Included

    Testimonials

    • Once more a big thank you for a gorgeous week with splendid weather (which probably was none of your doing) and your splendid company (which certainly was a lot of your doing).  As if I hadn’t known: Connemara is a very beautiful spot on Gods earth.

      Eberhard Schmid, Germany
    • Many thanks for a well-planned trip. We had a blast. The hiking was fantastic…no rain…accommodating and lovely B&B’s…nice folks along the way…. just beautiful. We enjoyed a new play at the Abbey Theater and saw everything on our list in Dublin! Thanks for all your great instructions and helpful suggestions. I have recommended you to some friends from Arizona going this summer.

      Tricia, Arizona
    • The walk you led was one of the best trips David and I have enjoyed. I have been thinking about why that is so. Ireland itself is beautiful scenery, lovely friendly people. But Ireland is not alone in having those attributes.
      I decided the factor which contributed the most to our enjoyment was the fact that you were able to create a group of friends out of people who just met at the airport. That is very special, and one of the reasons I think Teresa is a very lucky woman (and from your comments,she too is very special).
      So again heartfelt thanks for leading us on a wonderful walk through gorgeous vistas.

      Shirley & David