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Woman walker on the Wicklow Way with rolling hills in the background

Wicklow Way

Ireland‘s oldest long-distance path

8 Days / 7 Nights
Woman walker on the Wicklow Way with rolling hills in the background

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.

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 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.

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!

Itinerary at a glance

Magical forests and secluded valleys accompany you along the Wicklow Way. The rich history of Glenmalure Valley and the trail to Djouce Mountain will leave a lasting impression – in Dublin, you can enjoy urban life and the many pubs.
Arrival in Tinahely

After a short transfer you walk through a picturesque fairy forest up to Mangan Wood, past grazing flocks of sheep and through shady woods to the enchanting valley of the River Derry. Small back roads will take you to Sandyford Bridge, where you will spend the night on a small farm, a very special experience.

Along nice paths you ascend to Sheilstown Forest, then you descend again to 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.

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.

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 Vartry Reservoirs.

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.

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.

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Route information


You walk on well-marked tracks, gravel roads, forest paths and in parts also on asphalted sections through the gentle rolling hills of Ireland’s scenery. For walking times between 3 to 7 hours as well as for partly longer ascents and descents a good basic fitness level is enough. In some parts surefootedness is required.

Prices & Dates

Category: beautiful and characteristic B&Bs

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 15 kg)
  • Transfers according to program

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

Arrival / Departure

  • Dublin airport. From there by bus into the town centre (www.citylink.ie) and then by train to Rathdrum. From Rathdrum by bus or taxi to Tinahely, approx. EUR 30 per ride.
  • 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. EUR 5,- per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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