Walking in the Wicklow Mountains
Typical cottage next to a stream in the Wicklow Mountains
Hiker marvels the lush green landscape of Ireland

Wicklow Way

The Emerald Isle

Make your way across the Republic of Ireland and get to know the eventful history of the country up close. On the Wicklow Way, the oldest long-distance hiking trail on the island you can do both. The paths lead across meadows, through forests and through the Wicklow Mountain National Park, a small natural paradise near the coast.

The wild sea, the hustle and bustle in the pubs and a different charming area every night make hiking holidays in Ireland unique.

Details of hiking holidays on Wicklow Way

On the way on the green hills of Carlow, step by step through Marlay Park in the south of Dublin and further and further over the Emerald Isle. The Wicklow Way shows you the landscape and beauty of Ireland in all its diversity. Typical bed and breakfasts sweeten the start of the next day of hiking with a hot cup of tea, scones and plenty of butter. In the evening, live bands play in the pubs and the bitter flavour of Guinness rounds of your day.

For seven days you will experience the diverse landscape of Ireland from Clonegal to Dublin, the vibrant metropolis of the island.

The highlights of the hiking trip on Wicklow Way

  • The wild valley of Glenmalure: Irish insurgents once sought refuge here during the rebellion. An old trading post and ruins in the valley still remain from this time.
  • Highest viewpoint: Would you like spectacular and unforgettable views? From the ridge of the Mullacor you can see the Lungaquilla, the highest peak of the Wicklow, and the surrounding area.

Useful information about the hiking tour on the Wicklow Way

You roam this wonderful piece of earth for seven days. Well-marked paths, forest paths and partly asphalted sections lead through the gently undulating landscape of Ireland. Because the daily hiking workload of three to seven hours, a good basic level of fitness is recommended.

Would you like to make your way through the Emerald Isle? On the Eurohike hiking tour you will get to know the beauty of Ireland!

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  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

The first few stages are perfect to get accustomed to Wicklow Way. You walk initially always on flat terrain and straight ahead before your first ascents in Coillte Forest. You walk past numerous characteristic farmhouses and farms before the track leads you up the Stookeen Hill. Once you arrive at the top you enjoy a stunning view onto the green valley of Clonegal.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
19 km
500 m
450 m

Invigorated you continue your hike along Wicklow Way, always walking right through the green hills. An insider tip is a short break in the pub „The Dying Cow“, a welcome opportunity for a rest after the initial kilometres spent in the enchanting, Irish ambience. Afterwards the Wicklow Way keeps leading you along tracks with great views on Muskeagh Hill. A little fairy forest situated shortly before Tinahely initiates some dreaming before you reach the market square of the little village.

approx. 6 hours
20 km
480 m
490 m

Initially the route leads you uphill to Mangan Wood, past grazing herds of sheep and through forests with lots of shade all the way into the enchanting Derry river valley. Via little side roads you reach Sandyford Bridge, where you spend the night on a small farm, a very special experience.

approx. 3 to 5 hours
10 km
340 m
220 m

Along nice paths you ascend to Sheilstown Forest, the you descend again to zur Iron Bridge. Today’s Day Finish is the wild valley of Glenmalure. Irish rebels sought shelter here for years during the rebellion until the English crown finally established a base in the valley in order to put an end to the rebellion. An old trading post and the ruins of the military barracks still bear witness to this rush period to this day.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
25 km
810 m
880 m

Spectacular views onto the Lugnaquillia Mountain, the highest peak of the Wicklow Mountains, accompany you along the way to the pass of Lugduff Gap. From there you descend into the valley of Glendalough, a picturesque storybook village. For the first Christian monks it has for centuries been a place of reflection and prayer. Take your time to visit everything in peace and quiet. Afterwards the route leads you into the little village of Laragh.

approx. 5 hours
17 km
600 m
600 m

You leave Laragh and ascend Paddock Hill. Initially you proceed through dense forests and lateron across an unspoilt heath through Wicklow Mountain National Park. From Old Bridge you reach along little side roads the little village of Roundwood, where you enjoy an overnight stay. If you wish to continue hiking for a bit longer, you have the option to embark on a loop tour around the Vaultry Reservoirs.

approx. 3 hours
12 km
430 m
350 m

Today the queen’s stage of Wicklow Way awaits. Soon you reach the first viewpoint, from here you have an amazing view onto the nearby Lough Dan. You continue uphill with interspersed long-distance views, on clear days even as far as the coast of Great Britain. Another highlight of this hiking tour is the route to Djouce Mountain with a view onto the highest waterfall in Ireland and onwards to Crone Forest.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
19 km
620 m
690 m

Along deserted paths and idyllic tracks onwards into the valley of Glencullen. From Fairy Hill you have a marvellous view back onto the hiking stages of the past hiking days, in the other direction you can already make out the final destination of your long-distance hiking tour, the roofs of Dublin. A final descent into Marlay Park, from where you take a short bus ride directly into the centre of the Irish capital. Enjoy an unforgettable evening in the historic pubs and drink to a successful hiking holiday.

approx. 6 hours
22 km
650 m
720 m

Tour character

Sie wandern auf gut markierten Pfaden, Schotterstraßen, Waldwegen und teilweise auch auf asphaltierten Abschnitten durch die sanft hügelige Landschaft Irlands. Für die Gehzeiten zwischen 3 und 7 Stunden sowie für teils längere Auf- und Abstiege ist eine gute Grundkondition ausreichend. An einigen Stellen ist etwas Trittsicherheit notwendig.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Clonegal
  Season 1
28.03.2020 - 03.04.2020
26.09.2020 - 11.10.2020

daily
Season 2
18.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
06.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
29.08.2020 - 25.09.2020

daily
Season 3
04.04.2020 - 17.04.2020
16.05.2020 - 05.06.2020
27.06.2020 - 28.08.2020

daily
Wicklow Way 10 days, IR-COWCD-10X
Base price
799.00
849.00
869.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00

Category: beautiful and characteristic B&Bs

Additional nights in Dublin on request

Season 1
28.03.2020 - 03.04.2020
26.09.2020 - 11.10.2020
daily
Season 2
18.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
06.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
29.08.2020 - 25.09.2020
daily
Season 3
04.04.2020 - 17.04.2020
16.05.2020 - 05.06.2020
27.06.2020 - 28.08.2020
daily
Wicklow Way 10 days, IR-COWCD-10X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
299.00
849.00
299.00
869.00
299.00

Category: beautiful and characteristic B&Bs

Additional nights in Dublin on request

Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
Apr 18, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
May 16, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Clonegal
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Tinahely
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
49.00
64.00
59.00
74.00
49.00
64.00
59.00
74.00
49.00
64.00
59.00
74.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Clonegal
  Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020

daily
Season 2
Apr 18, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

daily
Season 3
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
May 16, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020

daily
Clonegal
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra night sgl/bb 64.00 64.00 64.00
Tinahely
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 74.00 74.00 74.00

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 9 resp. 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Departure:

  • Dublin airport. From there by bus into the town centre (www.citylink.ie) and then by bus to Kildavon. From Kildavon by taxi to Clonegal, approx. € 20,- per fare.
  • With arrival at Tinahely by train from Dublin train station to Rathdrum and then by bus or taxi to Tinahely, approx. € 30,- per fare.
  • Return journey from Dublin centre by bus to the airport.

 

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus ride Marlay Park – Dublin centre, approx. € 5,- per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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