Walking Hiking

Wicklow Way – 6 Days (ending in Dublin)

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

Wicklow Way (6 Day) Self- Guided Walking Holiday

The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s oldest waymarked walking trail and is enjoyed by many independent/self-guided walkers every year. J.B. Malone pioneered this hiking trail over 40 years ago. It reveals some of Ireland’s finest views including Powerscourt Waterfall, Luggala, Loch Dan, Glenmalure and historic Glendalough.

The Wicklow Way walking and hiking trail extends from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal on the borders of Wicklow and Carlow, covering a distance of 127 kilometres (79 miles). At Footfalls, we offer a variety of holiday packages on the Wicklow Way, to cater for all types of outdoor and fitness enthusiasts. This, easy to moderate, six-day walking holiday along the Wicklow Way towards Dublin will take you over 60km along the stunning beauty of the Garden of Ireland and part of Ireland’s Ancient East, just waiting to be explored.

Tour Pricing & Dates

6 Day Tour €597 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€235
Tour Dates 1 January to 15 December
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Arrive Rathdrum

Arrive at Dublin Airport and take the train to Rathdrum. Stay first night in Rathdrum in nearby bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 2 / Glenmalure to Glendalough

Your first day of walking along the Wicklow Way takes you steadily up out of Glenmalure Valley. As you climb, the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the famous Glenmalure Waterfall will simply take your breath away! The trail crosses the side of Mullacor Mountain and continues into the valley of Glendalough “Gleann Dá Locha” the valley of two lakes. Glendalough. Which is one of the most visited sites in Ireland, is famous for its 6th Century Monastic Settlement and also mesmerising in its beauty! Stay overnight in Laragh.

Distance: 17 km/10.6 miles, Ascent: 520 m/1560 ft, Approximate walking time: 4/5 hours

Day 3 / Glendalough to Roundwood

Today's walk, although shorter, is a very rewarding one, taking in some fantastic scenery and finishing in the highest village in Ireland, Roundwood at 260 m/780 ft. You will pass very close to our Footfalls office which is just outside the village of Laragh. At this stage, you have the option to extend your self-guided walk by taking in Scarr Mountain or instead enjoying a less strenuous walk around one of the Roundwood Reservoirs, which supplies water to part of Dublin city. Tonight you will stay in Roundwood.

Distance: 12 km/7.5 miles, Ascent: 250 m/750 ft, Approximate walking time: 3.5/4 hours

Day 4 / Roundwood to Enniskerry

This is a classic walk taking in views of Lough Dan and Lough Tay. It was in this area where many famous movies were filmed, including Brave Heart, King Arthur, Dancing at Lughnasa and much more. This is also the original home of the Guinness Family and their residence is still to be seen at the top of the valley. You will hike over the side of Djouce Mountain and alongside the Powerscourt Estate, where you will have some fantastic views of Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland’s longest waterfall. Your second last night in Wicklow is spent in one of Wicklow’s most charming villages, Enniskerry.

Distance: 18 km/12 miles, Ascent: 600 m/1800 ft, Approximate walking time: 5/6 hours

Day 5 / Enniskerry to Marlay Park

You are almost done, just 17 Km left, and you will have completed part of Ireland’s oldest waymarked walking trail which covers a total distance of 127 km/79 miles. The last section of the Wicklow Way takes you over Prince William’s Seat where you will have stunning views of Dublin City, the Irish Sea and back into the Wicklow Hills. Your trip finishes on a beautiful trail that leads you into Marlay Park. You will spend your last night of the Wicklow Way self-guided walking tour in Dublin.

Distance: 22 km/13.7 miles, Ascent: 570 m/1710 ft, Approximate walking time: 6/7 hours

Day 6 / Depart

Depart Dublin

Included

  • 5 nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • Maps and all 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 back up service, should you require it, while on our self guided walking tour

Not Included

  • Packed Lunches
  • Evening Meals

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

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