Arrival in Tinahely
Tinahely – Moyne
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.
Moyne – Glenmalure
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.
Glenmalure – Laragh
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.
Laragh – Roundwood
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.
Roundwood – Enniskerry
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.
Enniskerry – Dublin
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.
Departure or extension
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.
Category: beautiful and characteristic B&Bs
Additional nights in Dublin on request
- 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
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. EUR 20 per fare.
- With arrival at Tinahely by train from Dublin train station to Rathdrum and then by bus or taxi to Tinahely, approx. EUR 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!