Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hikes

Self Guided

The perfect way for the independent explorer to see our hidden gems & discover the many paths less travelled.


Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous hiking experience is recommended.




Per Person

Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hike Tours explore the ‘Garden of Ireland’ in Ireland’s Ancient East.

This ancient landscape, just south of Dublin, is a wonderful mix of history, culture and rugged beauty all combined into one.  The county of Wicklow offers you the opportunity to experience ancient monastic settlements, stunning mountains, U-Shaped valleys with cosy pubs and charming villages, fabulous food and a real taste of nature.  Come and enjoy what we know as “the Garden of Ireland” – County Wicklow.

3-Day – Mini Break

The perfect way to explore amazing beauty as you hike south from Dublin City. Discover some of the history that lies in the Dublin Mountains as you hike into County Wicklow to reach Glendalough with its stunning 6th century monastic settlement.

5-Day – Short Tour

Starting from Dublin City, you hike south over the Dublin Mountains to reach the Wicklow Mountains. Enjoying the delights of Wicklow’s National Park, your final day takes you to the ancient monastic ‘city’ of Glendalough.

8-Day – Full Tour

Follow the Wicklow Way hiking trail as it takes you south from Dublin City into County Wicklow enjoying all the beauty it offers. Visit picturesque Enniskerry & Roundwood villages, before reaching the village of Laragh and the historical Glendalough. From there, continue south to a stunning and remote valley – Glenmalure, a popular starting base for Lugnaquilla – the highest mountain in Wicklow.

For more information about this tour & to explore all your other options please contact a member of our team.

You can see a short video on this tour check out our YouTube page.

Daphne DesimpelaereDaphne Desimpelaere
15:52 08 Dec 22
We did discover the beautiful region of the County of Kerry (Kerry Ring Tour).Very well organized by IWHB, good communication with the team (good reactivity, and kean to find solutions and open minded, especially when we had to postpone our journey due to the COVID). The hotels/guestrooms very well choosen (good location and guests friendly). Luggage drop off to the next accomodation was a really good option. The infos were correct. We do recommend Ireland Walk Hike Bike and will travel again with them, for sure.
Brian WhiteBrian White
22:12 28 Nov 22
Wonderful trip. Everything was planned perfectly by Ireland WBH. B&Bs were great with Irish breakfast every day to fortify us for the ride. Would love to do another bike trip with them.
David McAleaveyDavid McAleavey
21:17 27 Nov 22
Our walk along parts of the Dingle Way and connected trails as organized by Ireland Walk Hike Bike was everything we had hoped for, from extremely courteous and responsive staff to useful links before the trip (including excellent exercise videos!) and a specially-designed GPS app which knew which route we were following as well as where we had gotten to. (While we also used the provided maps and cue sheets, the GPS app in itself would probably have been sufficient.) The B&Bs which we were booked into were all cozy and clean, and our luggage was handled without any problem. I would recommend this outfit (IWBH) – and I have indeed recommended it – to anyone wishing to explore the part of Ireland we encountered. IWBH also deserve credit for holding our deposit for two years of COVID delay; and I’m very glad that we could finally undertake the walk. For what it’s worth, we took the self-guided “comfort” hike, which meant that we would receive taxi rides to favorable trailheads each day. (From what we could tell, we most often avoided flat boring stretches near towns, without sacrificing more remote and interesting parts.)
Jeanne SargentJeanne Sargent
11:56 27 Nov 22
My husband and I did a self-guided hike through a large part of the Dingle Peninsula to celebrate his 80th birthday. Naturally, we had some concerns about getting lost, having the needed stamina and wanting support along our way. Ireland Walk Hike Bike staff were there for us every step of the way. They chose excellent accommodations at very reasonable prices; taught me how to use the GPS function on my first ever smartphone and arranged transportation to and from Shannon Airport to Tralee. We met so many wonderful folks along our treks who took time from their walk to talk about their lives. It went like clockwork and have toyed with the idea of a repeat adventure if our health permits.
Carol SmithCarol Smith
00:56 24 Nov 22
I usually plan vacations months ahead of time but this one came together in just a few short weeks thanks to Ireland Walk Hike Bike. They worked with our rather impromptu and tight time frame to arrange a 6-day outing along the Kerry Way, and we had a magical time from start to finish. The Kerry Way is moody, broody, and incredibly varied. All arrangements were spot on, from accommodation to transport to walking notes. All we had to do was soak up the scenic rambling each day, drink a celebratory Guinness each night, and meet really interesting people along the way. Ireland captured a piece of my heart – will need to go back again with Ireland WHB to retrieve it!

What makes us differEnt?

Hiking Day Transfers  – We include transfers to and from the hikes to improve your hiking experience. We remove unnecessary road sections on multiple days to maximise your enjoyment of each trail. “We received taxi rides to favourable trailheads, so we avoided flat boring stretches near towns, without sacrificing more remote and interesting parts.” – David USA 

Our Tailormade App  – Our app is not just a GPS navigation tool…… you will have your entire holiday in your hand. You will have easy access to your route notes, points of interest, destination details and emergency contact information. “The materials provided before and during the trip were extremely helpful. The phone app was excellent.” – Carole, USA

Overnight Locations – We have carefully selected the start and finish locations for your overnights to allow for easy access and departure by public transfers. If not, we include a transfer to/ from the nearest transfer hub. “The B&Bs were charming, very comfortable with personable hosts.” – Jack, USA

We write our own Route Notes  –  Our new route notes are even easier to follow with marked maps and distances between each point. We hike and re-check the routes each year to ensure all details are up to date. We do not give you generic guidebooks for your hikes. “Everything went off without a hitch. Directions and maps were great and easy to follow.” – Kelly, USA

 On Tour Support  – Not only do we offer you a 24/7 emergency contact support, we will also contact you regularly during your tour to see how things are going and if you have any questions for us. I cannot praise Ireland Walk Hike Bike enough.  They are just outstanding at what they do.” – Russ, UK 

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Move your luggage as per itinerary
Digital Route Notes & Maps or GPS Navigation app
Holiday specialists to handle the details of your trip
24 hour telephone support service
Upgrade option available – Please see downloadable PDF itineraries for details


Single Room Supplement (SRS) is the extra cost of single room occupancy if part of a group.
Solo Traveller Supplement (STS) is the extra cost incurred if travelling alone. The SRS is already included in the STS.
Wicklow Way 3-Day Self-Guided Hike
Duration: 2 nights
Cost pps: €390
Wicklow Way 5-Day Self-Guided Hike
Duration: 4 nights
Cost pps: €685
SRS:* €245
STS:** €365
Wicklow Way 8-Day Self-Guided Hike
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €1040
SRS:* €345
STS:** €475

Departure Dates

To book your tour choose your preferred Departure Date and click on Next Step.


Glendalough – a glacial valley on the Wicklow Way Trail & home to the 6th century monastic settlement.

Glenmalure Valley – the longest glacial valley in Ireland, with spectacular views of Lugnaquilla – Wicklows highest point.

Lough Tay (Guinness Lake) – a small, scenic lake surrounded by mountains. One of the most photographed places in Wicklow.

Powerscourt Waterfall – an amazing 121m high waterfall located close to the trail on Day 2.

Package Options

Prices quoted are for the Digital Option. If you would prefer the Traditional Pack please let us know your booking form page.


Participants need to have a good level of fitness and previous hiking experience is recommended.

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