Walking Hiking

WICKLOW WAY BY E-BIKE

Wicklow By E-Bike

For a long time, we have been pondering with the idea of giving you the option of exploring Wicklow on electric bikes and now we have realized our dream.

WHAT IS AN E-BIKE?

It’s a normal bike in most ways –

It looks like a bike, you pedal it like a bike, you steer it and stop it like a bike, but a small motor (with a few different settings) that does a lot of the work on the hills. It is battery “assisted” cycling in a nutshell!

Our cycling tour of the Wicklow Mountains takes in many charming villages and colourful towns.
Where possible, our tour takes you on quiet country roads that offer stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains and beyond to the Irish Sea.
Just a few of the places that you will visit along the way are, Wicklow Town, Tinahealy, Glendalough, Enniskerry and more.
We will give you two cycling options for most of your day’s adventure, supply you with a satellite navigation system so that you have no worries about getting lost. Your luggage will be transferred from each accommodation to the next, leaving you with only your daily provisions in your saddle bag. All designed to help you maximise your enjoyment of Wicklow as you travel along on your e-bike.

Tour Pricing & Dates

8 Day Tour €995.00 per person sharing
Single Supplement 350.00
Tour Dates 1st April to the 1st of November
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive and Overnight In Dublin
If you would like to arrive a day or so before your tour starts of your tour to relax after your journey or to explore the city, we can arrange for extra days for you, all you have to do is to let us know when you are making your booking. Overning Dublin City
Day 2: Dublin To Wicklow Town
After a good hearty breakfast, you will collect your e-bike in Dublin City Centre and you can take one of two options for your first day on the e-bike.
Option 1: Cycling from the city centre your tour takes a coastal route south, taking in Blackrock, the town of Dún Laoghaire and Killiney before making your way out to the seaside town of Bray. Bray is known as the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland (Co. Wicklow) and is the longest established seaside town in Ireland. Your journey will continue following a coastal route through the suburbs of South County Dublin to the seaside town of Bray and continuing the coastal roads of county Wicklow make your way to your first overnight in the seaside charming town of Wicklow. Distance 55 Km, Ascent: 347 m, Approximate cycle time, 6 to 8 hours Option 2: Take the DART (Train) from Dublin to Bray and start your journey from there to Wicklow. Distance: 26 km, Ascent, 160 m, Approximate cycle time, 3 to 5 hours
Day 3: Wicklow Town To Tinahealy
From your accommodation in Wicklow Town you will continue along coastal roads and past the beaches of Brittas Bay and Arklow Town from where you will begin to make your journey inland via the Vale of Avoca and the Meetings of the Waters using minor roads to the charming market village of Tinahely along the Wicklow Way. Distance: 59 Km, Total Ascent: 490 m, Approximate cycle time, 6 to 8 hours
Day 4: Tinahely to Laragh/Glendalough
Option 1: Low Route via the village of Aughrim/Macreddin/Rathdrum/Avonmore Way/Clara Laragh; Easy/Moderate Setting out from Tinahely you will travel along minor roads through the towns of Aughrim and Rathdrum as well as the village of Laragh and the Vale of Clara before ending in the beautiful valley of Glendalough where you will have the afternoon to explore the monastic city of Glendalough and its majestic lakes. Distance: 46 km, Total Ascent 550 m, Approximate cycle time, 6 to 7 hours Option 2: High Route via Moyne/Aughavanagh/Glenmalure/Laragh Moderate/Strenuous. The high route option takes you through the heart of the Wicklow Mountains over several mountain passes on route to Glendalough. You will have the opportunity to lunch and recharge in the beautiful valley of Glenmalure, Ireland’s longest Glacier Valley before the challenging “Shay Elliot” climb into Laragh Village and on to explore the 6th Century Monastic City & the lakes of Glendalough. Distance: 44 km Ascent 850 m, Approximate cycle time, 6 to 8 hours
Day 5: Laragh/Glendalough to Enniskerry Village (Wicklow Way)
Option 1: Low Route via Laragh East/Lough Dan/Roundwood/Lough Tay/Powerscourt/Enniskerry Today you will travel mostly on minor roads near or along the Wicklow Way past the lakes of Lough Dan and the beautiful “Guinness Lake” of Lough Tay before travelling via Roundwood Lakes to Enniskerry where you can visit both Powerscourt Waterfall & Gardens if you wish before you end your day in the beautiful village of Enniskerry. Distance 42 km, Ascent 694 m, Approximate cycle time, 6 to 7 hours Option 2: High Route: Laragh/Glenmacnass Waterfall/ Lough Tay(or Glencree 38KM)/ Enniskerry – Strenuous Leaving the valley of Glendalough, you will be attempting the strenuous but beautiful Sally Gap Route through the Wicklow Mountains National Park passing the waterfall at Glenmacnass and the “Guinness Lake” of Lough Tay in Luggala. You will have the opportunity to Re-Charge in Roundwood before continuing around the Roundwood Lakes on route to Enniskerry. Distance 70 km, Ascent 1100 m, Approximate cycle time, 7 to 9 hours
Day 6: Enniskerry Dublin
On your final day on the ebike, you will travel into Dublin City via the cycle route into the village Stepaside and Dundrum. You will be able to explore the city by ebike before returning them in the evening and the overnight celebrations in Dublin City. Distance: 20 km, Ascent 110 m, Approximate cycle time into Dublin, 2 to 3 hours
Day 7: Depart
End of Tour,

Included

  • 6-Nights B&B
  • E-Bike for the durations of your tour
  • ABUS Hyban Helmet
  • Satellite Navigation System
  • Luggage Transfers From Each Accommodation To the Next Accommodation
  • Notes On Restaurants and Places of Interest To Visit Along The Way
  • AXA Defender Ring Lock & RLC Defender 140cm
  • GID D1 Style High Vis Vest
  • BECK Rear Pannier Bags Classic Black Bisonyl

Not Included

  • Packed Lunches or Evening Meals
  • Entry Fees

Testimonials

  • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

    Nicole
  • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

    Adam
  • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

    Erin
  • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.

    Radha
  • Christopher, that was the best! We enjoyed every minute of our adventure in Ireland. You are an awesome tour guide. Thanks so much for a great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return soon. We will return!

    Barbara and Michael

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