3-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour
3-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

3-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

3 days

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Take a weekend escape near Dublin hiking the Wicklow Way

Wicklow is often called “the Garden of Ireland,” and offers some of the best hiking in the country. On this 3-day self-guided Wicklow Way hiking tour, you’ll get a firsthand look at all the natural beauty that inspired the nickname!

The tour begins and ends in the charming village of Enniskerry, your home for both nights of the journey. After an evening to settle in, kick off your first day of hiking up at Marlay Park, the starting point on the Wicklow Way. Follow the Way as you cross over the rolling Dublin Mountains with panoramic views of the hills and the Irish Sea. The descent into Glencree Valley is flanked by lovely forests on all sides. Your final day offers plenty of sights, including Ireland’s highest set of falls at the Powerscourt Waterfall. From the summit of White Hill down to the village of Roundwood, glacial lakes and broad valleys provide a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy.

This 3-day hike is the perfect quick adventure just outside Dublin!

Highlights of the 3-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

Explore the renowned grounds of Dublin’s Marlay Park, one of the loveliest features of this amazing city.
Cross the beloved slopes of the Dublin Mountains, exploring a web of trails on foot.
Gaze up at the cascading Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland’s tallest waterfall and an incredible sight to behold.
Descend among the glacial lakes of Lough Tay & Lough Dan, nestled into rolling green hills.

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3-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Enniskerry

Arrive in the lovely village of Enniskerry, your home for the journey. Check into your accommodations and pick up your detailed information pack, which includes route guides and contact information. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
Overnight Location: B&B in Enniskerry
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Starting the Wicklow Way

The day starts with a quick taxi to Marlay Park on the outskirts of Dublin. This is where you’ll set off on the Wicklow Way!

Heading south, you’ll ascend and cross the Dublin Mountains with breathtaking views of the Irish Sea. After a slight descent and another ascent, you’ll come down into the Glencree Valley and make your way back to your accommodations in Enniskerry.
Overnight Location: B&B in Enniskerry
Distance: 4 hours, 17km, 665m of ascent, 502m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Views from White Hill

Back on the Wicklow Way, continue through Glencree Valley, skirting Djouce Mountain then working your way up to the summit of White Hill. You can’t miss the stunning Powerscourt Waterfall – clocking in at nearly 400 feet high, it’s the tallest in all of Ireland! Your descent into the village of Roundwood provides fantastic views of two glacial lakes, Lough Tay and Lough Dan.

When you’re ready to depart, call your taxi for the transfer back to Enniskerry. Check out of your accommodations and depart the region via your own arrangements.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: 5-6 hours, 23km, 828m of ascent, 866m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

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3-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour Price and Dates

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

Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided solo travellers: $525 USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $325 USD per person
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Accommodation on 3-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 $75 USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. The required supplement for solo travellers is included in the listed price.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-2

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.

What’s Included in the 3-Day Wicklow Way Hiking Tour?

Meals

2 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 2 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport to the start of the Day 2 hike and from the end of the Day 3 hike back to Enniskerry are 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/after the tour
  • Single room supplements
  • Private transport in/out of Enniskerry
  • Extra services:
    • Welcome briefing: $25 USD per person
    • Welcome briefing and follow up calls during the tour: $50 USD per person

Frequently Asked Questions about 3-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

Ireland Walk Hike Bike was set up with one purpose in mind – to show you the real Ireland that we know and love. Having watched many visitors “flash” through Ireland – founder Linda Woods decided back in 1994 to find a better way to see the country. “My aim was to slow people down, so they really get their feet into the soul of the country, meet the locals & discover what makes Ireland & the Irish tick………” and 25 years later – this is exactly what Ireland Walk Hike Bike is still doing today…

Whatever holiday you want – walk, hike, bike, more active than that or less active than that – we will be delighted to chat with you, help plan your holiday with you to ensure you have a really memorable trip to Ireland.

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Route of 3-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. A moderate 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 sections underfoot. Good boots are essential.

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