5-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
5-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

5-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

B&B/Guesthouses

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Highlights

Hike through the “Gardens of Ireland” on the Wicklow Way

Spend a night in Ireland’s vibrant capital city, Dublin, full of pubs, eateries, and entertainment.

Feel the mist rising from Ireland’s tallest waterfall as you stand atop its rushing waters.

Conquer the crossing of the Dublin Mountains, enjoying expansive views over the beautiful Irish landscape.

Step back in time at the monastic city in the Glendalough Valley.

The Wicklow Way is one of Ireland’s most exceptional walking routes. On this 5-day self-guided hiking tour, you’ll venture from a modern capital to ancient monastic ruins and experience a world of beauty in between.

The tour begins in Dublin, where you set off on the Wicklow Way from beloved Marlay Park. Summit the Dublin Mountains with endless views across the Irish Sea. The pristine Powerscourt Waterfall is an early highlight, and a pair of glacial lakes provide a serene vista on your way down White Hill. Your final day is one of ancient exploration through the valley of Glendalough, the ruins of a monastic settlement speaking to you across centuries past.

This hiking tour combines scenery, culture, and convenience into a fantastic adventure!

5-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Dublin

Arrive in Dublin, Ireland’s capital and largest city. Check into your accommodations where your welcome pack will be waiting for you, including route guides and contact information. The evening is yours to enjoy. In Dublin, it’s not hard to find things to do!

Overnight Location
B&B in Dublin
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 The Dublin Mountains

The day starts with a short transfer to Marlay Park on Dublin’s southern fringe. This beloved park is where you’ll set off on the Wicklow Way!

Your first major landmarks are the Dublin Mountains, stretching south into County Wicklow. Ascend and cross the hills, taking in endless views of the surrounding mountains and the Irish Sea. Descend into the wooded Glencree Valley, at the base of which are your accommodations.

Overnight Location
B&B in Enniskerry
Distance
4 hours, 17km, 665m of ascent, 502m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Hills & Waterfalls

A great day of adventure awaits! Start off hiking through the valley, coming to the base of the Powerscourt Waterfall, the tallest in all of Ireland. Ascend around the side of Djouce Mountain on your way up to the peak of White Hill.

Your descent into the village of Roundwood takes you past two incredible glacial lakes, Lough Tay and Lough Dan. Lough Tay in particular is worth a stop to drink in the idyllic scene.

Overnight Location
B&B in Roundwood
Distance
5-6 hours, 23km, 828m of ascent, 866m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Hills & Waterfalls

Today’s hike is gentler but no less scenic – perhaps even more so! Set off from Roundwood and hike over Paddock Hill into Laragh, which lies at the mouth of the Glendalough Valley. A monastic settlement was built here in the 6th century AD, and many of its stone structures remain today.

Take plenty of time to explore and enjoy the monastic city and its beautiful surroundings. When you’re finished, head back to Laragh for your final evening on the Wicklow Way.

Overnight Location
B&B in Laragh
Distance
2-3 hours, 9.5km, 350m of ascent, 424m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Departure from Laragh

After a delicious Irish breakfast, it’s time to leave Laragh. Check out from your accommodations and depart the region via your own arrangements.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

5-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour of the Wicklow Way is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed. Note that there are upgrade options available that add welcome briefings and follow-up phone calls to your tour. Please contact us if you’re interested in these upgrades.

Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided solo travellers: €695EUR
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: €450EUR per person
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Accommodation on 5-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

This tour is based in small B&Bs and/or guesthouses. Properties offer comfortable rooms with an ensuite washroom and daily hot Irish breakfast.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of €175EUR to have a private room in a hotel where possible. The required supplement for solo travellers is included in the listed price.

Night 1

Hotel in Dublin

Welcome to Ireland’s capital! Try not to have too much fun before retiring to your convenient ensuite accommodations.

Night 2

Hotel in Enniskerry

Welcome to Enniskerry, your overnight home for the tour. Cozy ensuite accommodations and hot Irish breakfast are the perfect complements to your adventure.

Night 3

Hotel in Roundwood

After a long day of adventure, a cozy ensuite room and piping hot Irish breakfast in Roundwood is just what you deserve

Night 4

Hotel in Laragh

Cozy ensuite rooms and fresh Irish breakfast are the perfect welcome to this wooded valley town.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 5-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 4 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport to the start of the Day 2 hike is included. Luggage transfers between accommodations are also included. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • Detailed route book with full area maps or GPS-enabled app for navigation & points of interest
  • 24-hour emergency/information support
  • Full pre-departure information to maximize your experience

Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees to any sites or parks

Optional Extras

  • Additional accommodation nights before or after the tour
  • Single room supplements

Frequenty Asked Questions about 5-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

How hard is the 5-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. A good level of fitness is required for the distance and elevation changes on this route, and previous hiking experience is recommended. However, no technical expertise or gear is necessary. The route involves various surfaces: forest tracks, mountain paths, and paved roads, with some wet and boggy sections underfoot. Good boots are essential.

Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the 5-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour?

4 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Dublin to start this tour?

Fly into Dublin International Airport (DUB). From Dublin Airport, the city centre is roughly 20-30 minutes by car or 30-50 minutes by public transit, depending on traffic and the time of day. Your holiday specialist can assist you with logistics if needed.

Where does the 5-Day Wicklow Hiking Tour end?

The tour ends in the village of Laragh. The Dublin Airport is about a one-hour drive or 2 ½ hours by bus.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Ireland?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Ireland?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

B&B/Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. A good level of fitness is required for the distance and elevation changes on this route, and previous hiking experience is recommended. However, no technical expertise or gear is necessary. The route involves various surfaces: forest tracks, mountain paths, and paved roads, with some wet and boggy sections underfoot. Good boots are essential.


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