City Trek Dublin & Wicklow 8-Day Self-Guided Hike

South West Walks Ireland
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
8 days
From: $ 923 $ 115 / day
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  • Visit the city Dublin
  • Explore Mullacor mountain.
  • Have glorious views of the spectacular glacial lakes of Lough Tay and Lough Dan
  • Walk over Paddock Hill to the village of Laragh at the entrance to the valley of Glendalough

Short Description

Walk in the footsteps of Ireland’s great literary giants or follow the trail of “Molly Malone” through Dublin’s fair city. Theatre, music, fine-dining and wonderful pubs all await you in this Viking city that is so rich in history and culture. Your adventure in Wicklow National Park will take you through glorious mountain passes and lush glacial valleys rich in archaeological treasures. Experience the peace and tranquillity of Glendalough a 6th century monastic settlement nestled in the valley of two lakes. Add to this the warmth of the people, the cosy pubs, the charming villages and delicious organic food and you have just found your “perfect” Dublin & Wicklow Hiking Holiday!

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Dublin
End City Dublin

Trip Includes

  • Book the accommodation for you. Five or Seven night’s bed and Full Irish Breakfast, (a meal in itself!) Private bathrooms. 2 Nights Dublin City Hotel with 3 or 5 days in Wicklow
  • Move your luggage each walking day – when required
  • Give you full walking details and maps of the area, through which you walk each day.
  • Full walking descriptions of each walking day
  • All transfers/transport that is required during the walking holiday, as part of the days activities
  • Meet and greet telephone contact to assure that all is in order with your arrival.
  • Pre-departure information pack to allow you to plan and get the most from the walks
  • 24 hrs Emergency/Information contact number
  • Other Airport transfers arranged/booked if required
  • Public transport details, Bus, on or and train, on
  • Weather Details,
  • This holiday can start/finish anyday of the week. Extra days welcome

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Day 1

Arrive Dublin Airport and transfer to the first nights accommodation in Dublin City Hotel. Transfer time from Airport to Hotel approx 50 minutes.

Day 2

Dublin City Trek … See the historical side of this modern European City and follow the trail of “Molly Malone” as she wheeled her wheelbarrow…. through Dublin’s fair city !!! Evening option to take the famous Dublin Literary Pub Walk. Overnight Dublin City Hotel.

Day 3

You will be transferred/driven by Taxi across the city to begin your first walk at Marley Park to the start of the Wicklow Way. You walk through Marlay Park before rising to cross the Dublin Mountains, enjoying sea and mountain views. Crossing the boundary into County Wicklow and descending into the Glencree Valley you walk to your accommodation in Enniskerry village. Overnight Enniskerry.

Walk Details: Approx. Distance: 18 kms. Approx. Duration: 5.5 hours. Max. Height: 500 metres. Path, some road walking, forest track and mountain path. Can be wet underfoot. Boots essential.

Day 4

Back on the Wicklow Way you continue across the Glencree Valley, around the shoulder of Djouce Mountain and over White Hill to finish in the lovely village of Roundwood. This walk takes you past the impressive Powerscourt Waterfall before climbing to walk around Djouce Mountain to your high point for the day on White Hill. As you descend you have glorious views of the spectacular glacial lakes of Lough Tay and Lough Dan. Overnight in Roundwood.

Walk Details:   Approx. Distance: 21 kms. Approx. Duration: 7 hours. Max. Height: 630 metres. Forest track, some road walking, mountain path. Some sections can be very wet and boggy. Boots essential.

Day 5

Leaving Roundwood you walk over Paddock Hill to the village of Laragh at the entrance to the valley of Glendalough. Today’s walk takes you around the perimeter of the Barton Estate before crossing Paddock Hill and descending by an old Mass Path to Laragh. You will have time to continue to Glendalough to visit this wonderful monastic settlement which is a truly magical place which demands time to enjoy. Overnight in Laragh/Glendalough.

Walk Details: Approx. Distance 12 kms (to Laragh). Approx. Duration: 4 hours. Max. Height: 360 metres. Some road walking, mountain path and forest track. Boots essential.

Day 6

From Laragh/Glendalough walk into the valley of Glendalough before climbing to cross over into the valley of Glenmalure. This walk follows an old “green road” to near the Upper Lake before climbing steeply beside Paul an Eas Waterfall and continuing to the pass of Borenacrow (option to climb Mullacor Mountain from the pass). Descending into Glenmalure – with good views of the valley and Lugnaquilla, which is the highest mountain in County Wicklow – you finish your walk at the pub in Drumgoff/Glenmalure crossroads. Overnight in Rathdrum.

Walk Details: Approx. Distance: 17 kms/19 kms. Approx. Duration: 6.5 hours. Max. Height: 550/650 metres. Track, forest track, short section of mountain path. Mountain path is boggy. Boots essential.

Day 7

From Drumgoff/Glenmalure crossroads we start today’s walk, which crosses the mountains back to Laragh by a different route. Following forest tracks, you climb to the summit of Mullacor. The route continues along the mountain ridge to Cullentragh Mountain and Derrybawn Mountain, before descending to Glendalough. Alternatively, if the weather is unfavourable you can descend from Mullacor via the Wicklow Way through the forest. Overnight at Laragh/Glendalough

Walk Details: Approx. Distance: 17 kms. Approx. Duration: 6.5 hours. Max. Height: 660 metres. Forest track and mountain path. Boots essential.

Day 8

After a full Irish Breakfast we have the option to return to Dublin via the Public Bus or Private Bus services, both available from Glendalough/Lauragh. There is also a Bus and Taxi service to Wicklow Town were there is a good Train service, south to Rosslare, and north to Dublin. Bus transfer time to Dublin City centre is approx one hour.


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Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges as follows:

More than 56 days from start date refundable is Deposit amount.

If 35 to 55 days from start date , then the cancellation fee is 30% of Deposit.

If 15 to 34 days from start date,then the cancellation fee is 50% of Deposit.

If 14 days to departure day there is no refundable amount.

All Cancellations Must Be In Writing by Post Or E-Mail

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