Walking Hiking

Wicklow by E-BIKE

Wicklow by E-Bike

For a long time, Footfalls Walking Holidays have been pondering with the idea of helping you to see even more of Wicklow during your vacation in Ireland. Just in time for the 2019 holiday season, we have launched our new Wicklow by E-Bike tour.

WHAT IS AN E-BIKE?

It’s a normal bicycle in most ways; it looks like a bicycle, pedals like a bicycle, steers and stops like a bicycle, but it has a small motor (with a few different settings) that helps you out on the hills. In a nutshell, it is battery “assisted” cycling!

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, Tinahely, Glendalough and Enniskerry. We will give you two cycling options for most of your daily adventures and 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.

This Wicklow Way E-Bike tour is designed to help you to see even more of “the Garden of Ireland” as you travel effortlessly along by 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 stay overnight in Dublin

Your first accommodation will be in Dublin City. Extra nights in Dublin can be arranged before you start your E-Bike tour. 

Day 2: Dublin To Wicklow Town

After a good hearty breakfast, you will collect your E-Bike in Dublin City Centre and can take one of two options for your first day on the Wicklow Way E-Bike tour.

Option 1: Cycling from Dublin city centre, your tour takes a coastal route south, through Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire and Killiney, before making your way out to the beautiful 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.  Continuing on the coastal roads of County Wicklow, you will arrive in the charming seaside town of Wicklow for your first overnight stay.

Distance: 55 Km/34 miles, Ascent: 347 m/1138 ft, Approximate cycle time: 6 to 8 hours

Option 2: Take the DART (train) from Dublin to Bray and start your journey by E-Bike from Bray to Wicklow town.

Distance: 26 km/16 miles, Ascent: 160 m/524 ft, Approximate cycle time: 3 to 5 hours

Day 3: Wicklow Town To Tinahely

From your accommodation in Wicklow Town, you will continue along coastal roads and past the beautiful beaches of Brittas Bay into Arklow Town from where you will begin to make your journey inland via the Vale of Avoca and the Meeting of the Waters. Travelling by E-Bike along quite country roads, you will arrive into the charming market village of Tinahely along the Wicklow Way.

Distance: 59 Km/36 miles, Ascent: 490 m/1607 ft, 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/Glendalough (Easy/Moderate):

Setting out from Tinahely, you will travel along minor roads through the picturesque village of Aughrim, continuing through Rathdrum, the Vale of Clara and the village of Laragh 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/28 miles, Ascent: 550 m/1804 ft, 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 your E-Bike in the beautiful valley of Glenmalure, Ireland’s longest Glacier Valley, before the challenging “Shay Elliot” climb into Laragh village and finally arriving into the 6th Century Monastic City and lakes of Glendalough.

Distance: 44 km/27 miles, Ascent: 850 m/2788 ft, 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 (Easy/Moderate):

Today you will travel by E-Bike on minor roads near or along the Wicklow Way, past the lakes of Lough Dan and the beautiful “Guinness Lake” of Lough Tay, continuing via Roundwood Lakes. You can visit both the Powerscourt Waterfall and Gardens before you end your day in the beautiful village of Enniskerry.

Distance: 42 km/26 miles, Ascent: 694 m/2276 ft, Approximate cycle time: 6 to 7 hours

Option 2: HIGH ROUTE via Laragh/Glenmacnass Waterfall/Lough Tay(or Glencree 38km)/Enniskerry (Moderate/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 your E-Bike in Roundwood before continuing around the Roundwood Lakes on route to Enniskerry.

Distance: 70 km/43.5 miles, Ascent: 1100 m/3608 ft, Approximate cycle time: 7 to 9 hours

Day 6: Enniskerry/Dublin

On the final day of your E-Bike tour, you will travel into Dublin City via the cycle route through the villages of Stepaside and Dundrum and can explore the city before returning your E-Bike in the evening. You will stay overnight in Dublin City.

Distance: 20 km/12.4 miles, Ascent: 110 m/360 ft, 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

  • Thank you both Teresa & Christopher for a fun, adventurous, spectacular week,
    You have a fantastic business, long may it last and I am already looking forward to our next adventure
    Anne D x

    Western Way Connemara
  • Christopher and Teresa…Thank you soooo much for a superb week and your hospitality.
    Jyoti Thapa

    Western Way Connemara
  • Hi Christopher,

    On behalf of Mary & Myself, I want to thank you for our wonderful trip. We loved every minute of it, even the wet bits.

    The B&B’s that you work with are second to none and in every place we stayed we were made to feel welcome and at home at all times. In each place, they even refrigerated our wine and provided us with wine glasses in order to enjoy our pre-dinner drinks. I would like to give a particular shout out to Donnach in The Castle B&B in Ballintoy. He told us that we were his first “Footfall” visitors so our feedback on his B&B is that it is excellent.

    Your notes and attention to detail on your trail instructions are excellent but just to note for yourself, the red trail down the side of the cliffs to the Giants Causeway is locked and not currently in use. Not sure whether the explanation is Covid related or a safety issue.

    Many thanks

    Marion

    Antrim Causeway Coastal & Rathlin Island Route – 6 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour
  • Hi Christopher,

    Thank you again for a wonderful day yesterday.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and very much appreciated the lovely relaxed pace and all the stories and information and the fun. Thanks to Teresa also for taking us to Avondale and to the grandchildren for their patience. Truly a memorable experience.
    Terence and Eleanor
    A Day Walk on Trooperstown & the Vale of Clara
  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Carmel
    Wild Atlantic Way South West