Hiking the Wicklow Way Short-break gives you the best of the Wicklow Way in 4 days, starting in Glendalough with its 6th-century monastic site and beautiful lakes. As the trail ascends you will be able to spot Lough Dan and Lough Tay, the lakes where popular TV series ‘Vikings’ is filmed as well as crossing at the top of Powerscourt Waterfall with a drop of 121m. The walk finishes in the Victorian gardens of Marlay Park, 5km from Dublin’s lively city centre. There is something for everybody in Dublin, from festivals, markets and lively nightlife to plenty of culture and heritage. Don’t miss Trinity College impressive library which houses The Book of Kells, Ireland’s most famous manuscript.
Crossing the Wicklow Mountains and finishing in Dublin city, the beautiful Wicklow Way is Ireland’s classic hiking trail. The Wicklow Way takes walkers through pretty little Irish country small towns and villages where you can experience authentic Irish hospitality.
Walkers on The Wicklow Way will be following a variety of trails from quiet country roads (boreens) to forests, mountain paths and bogs. You will be rewarded with fantastic scenery and a wealth of history, as well as legendary Irish warmth and hospitality. This was the first waymarked walking trail in Ireland, being formally established in 1980, and remains one of the country’s favourites. It is also part of a European long-distance trek: the E8, covering 4,700 km from Cork through Britain, Europe and on to Turkey. This route has many 4 and 5 star reviews.