Wicklow Way – 6 Days (based in Glendalough)
Wicklow Way – 6 Day (Single Based) – Self Guided Walking Tour
Let us spoil you with this fantastic 6-day independent walking holiday in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, otherwise known as the “Garden Of Ireland”. We will pick you up at Dublin Airport and take you to your accommodation which is situated just outside the village of Glendalough. Glendalough “Gleann Da Loch”, meaning “the valley of the two lakes”, is one of the most visited sites in Ireland and is quite simply mesmerising in its beauty! Accommodation: Lynham’s Hotel.
Cost Options Available: Full Board or Half Board
Tour Pricing & Dates
|6 Day Tour||Full Board per person sharing: €805
Half Board per person sharing: €683
|Tour Dates||February to November|
|Tour Grade||Easy to Moderate|
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- Day 1 / Arrive in Glendalough and Spinc Walk
We will pick you up at Dublin Airport and transfer to your accommodation. Your self-guided walking vacation in Wicklow starts with an optional visit to the 6th Century Monastic Settlement which is situated just beside the hotel. You will have an opportunity to learn about Glendalough with an audiovisual display in the visitor's centre followed by a tour of the Monastic Settlement. Your first walk in the valley takes you up past the two lakes, through an old Miners Village, to the Spinc, where you will enjoy sweeping views back down over the lakes, the Monastic Settlement and the surrounding countryside. The walking trail continues down by Pollanass Waterfall and back to the hotel.
Distance: 11 km/7 miles, Ascent: 220 metres/660 ft, Approximate walking time: 5 hours
- Day 2 / The townlands of Ballard, Trooperstown & Laragh
Today's walk is one of Wicklow’s "best-kept secrets". The hiking trail starts in Glendalough and takes you along the Green Road into Ballard which, translated into English, means High Town. From here you will walk to the townland of Trooperstown. Footfalls Walking Holidays office is situated here. Continue down into Trooperstown Forest to the Avonmore River which is a really good place for some relaxation. The walking trail continues into the village of Laragh and back to the Glendalough Hotel.
Distance: 10 km/6 miles, Ascent: 240 metres/720 ft, Approximate walking time: 3 hours
- Day 3 / Lough Tay & The Wicklow Way
Car Transfer to the start of today's self-guided walk takes you through some of Wicklow’s most attractive villages; Laragh, Annamoe and Roundwood. Roundwood is Ireland’s highest village at 260 meters. Overlooking Lough Tay and the Guinness Estate, where Brave Heart, Excalibur, King Arthur and many more famous films were shot, your walk takes you South back to Glendalough through Sleamaine and Ballinafunshoge Forest. Enjoy some beautiful views down over Roundwood Village and the Vartry Reservoir on one side and Lough Dan on the other. Continue down into Oldbridge, onto Paddock Hill and into the valley of Glenmacnass and finally back to Glendalough.
Distance: 17 km/11 miles, Ascent: 150 m/450 ft, Approximate walking time: 5 hours
- Day 4 / The Wicklow Coast
A self-guided walk with a difference, today, we take you to the coastal town of Kilcoole where you will hike along an amazing coastal walking trail. Starting from Kilcoole, continue along one of Ireland’s finest nature reserves, composed of a wet grassland, freshwater streams and a number of marshy pools that survive the summer months. The trail above the beach presents magnificent views of the area including the birds and flowers of the reserve. In every season a different range of birds inhabits the reserve for breeding and feeding. The walk ends in Wicklow Town where you will have the opportunity to do some shopping before we take you back to the Glendalough.
Distance: 14 km/9 miles, Ascent: Little to none, Approximate walking time: 4 hours
- Day 5 / Glenmalure to Glendalough
After breakfast, we will take you to the start of your walk at Drumgoff in the valley of Glenmalure, Ireland's longest glacier valley. The hiking trail takes you north along the Wicklow Way and gently winds its way up out of the valley to give you some spectacular views of the Glenmalure waterfall and the surrounding countryside. Continue back into Glendalough where, once again, you will enjoy some stunning views as you enter the Glendalough valley.
Distance: 13 km/8 miles, Ascent: 505 m/1515 ft, Approximate walking time: 3.5 hours
- Day 6 / Depart
After breakfast we will pick you up and take you back to Dublin Airport.
- Transfers to and from Dublin Airport and transport, where required, to and from walks
- 5 nights accommodation
- Half board or full board accommodation including 4 packed lunches
- Maps and waterproof route details
- Full board accommodation includes 5 evening meals
- Half board - evening meals