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Independent Tour: Wicklow Way 8-day

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 50 people
Destination(s): Ireland  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 549 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 549 Euro (EUR)

And reveals some of Ireland's finest views; Powerscourt Waterfall, Luggala, Loch Dan, Glenmalure and historical Glendalough. The trail extends from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal on the borders of Wicklow and Carlow covering a distance of 127 kilometers (79 miles). We have broken down the Wicklow way into a variation of different walks and duration. Whichever one you choose we plan the itinerary with you pre-book your accommodation and take care of your luggage, supply you with maps and route details provide you with cell/mobile phone and a full back up service. Leaving you to simply enjoy the scenery splendor and solitude of the Wicklow landscape.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Dublin Airport and take the train or bus to Wicklow. You will be picked up at the station and transported to your first accommodation, which is in the village of Tinahely. Transport time from Dublin to Wicklow is approximately 1hr 30 minutes.

Day 2: Tinahely to Iron Bridge. Distance: 15Km, Height Gain: 540m. This section of the Wicklow Way takes in some fantastic views of the adjoining counties like Carlow and Wexford; it also passes through an old Ring Fort or Fairy Fort. The walk finishes in the Ow Valley where you will be picked up and transported to your accommodation.

Day 3: The Iron Bridge to Glenmalure. This section is mainly on forest track and country road. Not a difficult walk with options to shorten or lengthen the walk. The Glenmalure Valley is the longest glacier valley in Ireland or England and your accommodation is in the middle. Distance: 14Km, Height Gain: 520m.

Day 4: Glenmalure to Glendalough/Laragh. A superb walk with breathtaking views of the Glenmalure Valley, the Lakes of Glendalough and its 6th Century Monastic City. This monastic settlement was the hob of learning in Europe from the 6th until the 12th century. Distance: 14Km, Height Gain: 450m.

Day 5: Rest day with option to do a section off the trail or visit Glendalough. We have a beautiful optional walk for you today should you decide to take it and it will be included in your information pack. Footfalls Walking Holidays are based just outside of Glendalough; 10 minutes from the trail.

Day 6: Glendalough to Roundwood. The walk today is easy with an option to extend it by an extra 7Km. Roundwood is the highest village in Ireland. We will also give you an option to take in a mountain called Scarr, this is beautiful and on a good day will give you some fantastic views. Distance: 10Km, Height Gain: 250m.

Day 7: Roundwood to Enniskerry. Distance: 18Km, Height Gain: 600m. One of the longest walks but a classic, it takes in views of Guinness Estate, Lough Dan and Lough Tay, crosses over Djouce Mountain and alongside the Powerscourt Estate. Your tour ends in the pictures village of Enniskerry which; is situated on the door-step of Dublin.

Day 8: Depart. After a hearty breakfast you can take a bus from just outside of your accommodation for the 30 minute journey back to Dublin City.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 nights B&B
- All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
- Breakfast is supplied each day
- Maps and all route details
- All transport where/if required within the tour
- Luggage Transfers daily while you walk
- All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
- Full back up service should you require it while on the tour

About This Supplier
Location: Ireland
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2007
Client Request Served: 205

Christopher Stacey is well acquainted with the mountains in all their moods. Having worked in forestry harvesting for most of his life, Christopher wished to share his love of nature and the richness of the traditional ways of his childhood. More recently, he has completed the BOS Mountain Leader course, which covers...

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