Walking Hiking

Wicklow Way – 6 Days (based in Glendalough)

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Wicklow Way – 6 Day (based in Glendalough) – 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 the Glendalough Hotel. Glendalough “Gleann Da Loch”, meaning “the valley of the two lakes”, is one of the most visited sites in Ireland and is quite simply mesmerizing in its beauty!

Cost Options Available: Full Board or Half Board

Tour Pricing & Dates

6 Day Tour Full Board per person sharing

Low Season: €728 (February, March, April, October & November)
Mid Season: €760 (May, June & September)
High Season: €805 (July & August)

Half Board per person sharing

Low Season: €623 (February, March, April, October & November)
Mid Season: €650 (May, June & September)
High Season: €683 (July & August)

Single Supplement +€175
Tour Dates February to November
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Glendalough Hotel
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Arrive in Glendalough and Spinc Walk
We will pick you up at Dublin Airport and take you to the Glendalough Hotel. 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 visitors center 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 kilometres / 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 kilometres / 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 kilometers / 11 miles, Ascent: 150 metres / 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 Hotel. Distance: 14 kilometers / 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 kilometres / 8 miles, Ascent: 505 metres / 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.

Included

  • Transfers to and from Dublin Airport and transport, where required, to and from walks
  • 5 nights accommodation at the Glendalough Hotel
  • Half board or full board accommodation including 4 packed lunches
  • Maps and waterproof route details
  • Full board accommodation includes 5 evening meals

Not included

  • Half board - 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