Walking Hiking

Wicklow Way – 4 Days

  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Holiday
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour
  • Wicklow Way Walking Tour

Wicklow Way (4 Day) Self-Guided Walking Holiday

The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s oldest waymarked walking trail and is enjoyed by many independent walkers every year. J.B. Malone pioneered this popular hiking trail over 40 years ago. It covers a distance of 127 km / 79 miles from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal, on the borders of Wicklow and Carlow and reveals some of Ireland’s finest views including Powerscourt Waterfall, Luggala, Loch Dan, Glenmalure and historical Glendalough.

Our 4-day self-guided hiking vacation along the Wicklow Way gives you the opportunity to enjoy almost 30 km of some of the best views of Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland.

Footfalls Self-Guided Walking Tours offers a variety of holiday packages on the Wicklow Way, all of which can be tailored to suit you. Our sample Wicklow Way itinerary is from south to north (towards Dublin). Therefore, when you finish your walking tour of the Wicklow Way, you are approximately only 45 minutes away from Dublin city centre.

Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Tour €345 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€75
Tour Dates 1 January to 15 December
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Travel to Rathdrum
Arrive at Dublin Airport and take the train to town of Rathdrum. Overnight in Rathdrum
Day 2 / Glenmalure to Glendalough
For the first half of today's walk, the Wicklow Way trail leads you steadily up out of Glenmalure valley along some forest trails. You will enjoy some spectacular views of a picturesque landscape made up of rolling hills, green pastures and an impressive waterfall that plunges down into the valley. The way-marked trail then crosses the saddle between Lugduff and Mullacor Mountains and descends into the wonderful valley of Glendalough. “Gleann Dá Loch” translated means “The Valley of The Two Lakes”. Continue down to the valley floor where you will have a chance to explore both lakes. Glendalough is one of the most visited sites in Ireland and is quiet simply mesmerising in its beauty! You will stay overnight in Glendalough or Laragh. Distance: 14 Km / 8.75 miles, Ascent: 450 m/1350 ft, Approximate walking time: 4 hours
Day 3 / Glendalough to Roundwood
You will have the option to stay on the Wicklow Way which takes you on a low-level trail across the side of Paddock Hill with lovely views back over Glendalough. Alternatively, you can take a more challenging trail across Scarr Mountain with magnificent views from the summit where, on a clear day, you will be able to see the Irish Sea to the Welsh Mountains. Both trails finish in the small, but lively, village of Roundwood, which happens to be the highest village in Ireland. You will stay overnight in Roundwood. Wicklow Way - Distance: 10 Km / 6 miles, Ascent: 250 m / 750 ft, Approximate walking time: 3 hours. Scarr Mountain - Distance: 15 km / 9 miles, Ascent: 520 m / 1560 ft, Approximate walking time: 4.5 hours
Day 4 / Depart
Depart Roundwood

Included

  • 3 nights Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • The Wicklow Way map guide and all waterproof route notes
  • Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
  • Luggage transfers daily while you walk
  • All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation, during the tour and back at the end of the tour
  • Full backup service, should you require it, while on our tour

Not Included

  • Packed Lunches
  • Evening Meals

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