Walk the Wicklow Way

6 Days | Up incredible peaks and down to quintessential small-town Ireland

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
EUR €2,265
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Enjoy the best of Ireland’s oldest long distance trail on a six-day Wicklow Way hiking adventure from Dublin. Covering reasonable distances daily, pass through open moorland and forested heaths, and stop by small towns along the way for a welcome dose of Irish hospitality. Explore a monastic settlement full of folklore in Glendalough, peer over the Lough Tay as you stop by Luggala, and consider some summit treks for some extraordinary vistas. Joined by a group of likeminded active adventurers and a certified mountain hiking guide, this is the ideal way to actively explore Irish countryside.

Trip overview

Map of Walk The Wicklow Way including Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Walking & Trekking
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Hike through the hills and valleys of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, discovering fields that once housed potato farms, and emerge from lush green forests to peer towards deep coloured lakes.
  • Descend into Glendalough and visit a monastery, where a local folklorist will explain some of the histories and mysteries of the trails. Ireland is much more than leprechauns and four leaf clovers!
  • If you ask us, some of the best views are a little off the main trail. Take a rest stop on top of Luggala, overlooking the Guinness-coloured Lough Tay, and consider summiting Derrybawn and Mullcor peaks.
  • The small sleepy towns in the Wicklow Mountains are arguably as charming as the countryside itself. Rest and recoup in comfort as you stay in handpicked bed and breakfasts along your journey.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding travel prior to booking this trip.
  • This walking trip is a point-to-point walking itinerary. So, while this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to partake in all activities. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes.
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • Your luggage will be transported for you, but it would be wise to bring a daypack to carry your essentials.
  • The diversity of the seasons in Ireland makes for incredible scenery, but the weather in this region can be cold. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. Please be equally prepared to walk in sunshine and rain.


Map of Walk The Wicklow Way including Ireland



5 breakfasts


Train, Private vehicle


Hotel (5 nights)

  • Glendalough entrance
  • Glendalough loop walk with additional mountain guide
  • Traditional sheep farm visit
  • End of trek celebratory drink

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts with a group meeting at 9.45 am on day 1 at Dublin-Connolly Station and ends after Walking on day 6 after walking to Dublin, Marlay Park. Expected arrival at the final destination is between 3 pm and 4 pm. Please plan your arrival and departure accordingly. We are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the trip for you, subject to availability.
3. If you plan to arrive by car, please search for relevant car park options in Dublin.

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5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Karl · Traveled July 2023
My wife and I had a terrific time on the Walk the Wicklow tour. Ciaran, our guide, was amazing. His knowledge of geology, plants, trees and history made for very interesting conversations along the trail and at at meal times. The distance hiked each day was appropriate for our group and felt rewarding each day to reach our destination. I ate well, slept well, had lots of exercise, fresh air and great company. Super vacation.
Review submitted 29 Jul 2023

Marie-Claire · Traveled August 2022
My trip through the Wicklow Mountains offered unforgettable sights, smells, and memories. Thanks to Julie, our leader, I was able to appreciate our itinerary and the beauty of Ireland without needing to stress about where to go, when to stop, what to see, etc. Thank you so much for this wonderful holiday!
Review submitted 18 Aug 2022

Karen · Traveled April 2022
This was an amazing tour. The landscape is stunning, the hiking agreeably challenging in spots. We were a small group (just four of us plus our guide) and had the best time imaginable. Kevin, our guide, was fantastic.
Review submitted 05 May 2022

Harry · Traveled September 2021
Well coordinated and historical features trip, great in September for a hike in Irish hills and through a lot of history.
Review submitted 03 Oct 2021
Walk the Wicklow Way
EUR €2,265