Powerscourt Waterfall in Wicklow, Ireland. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Andrew333
The Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland. Photo via Flickr:aidan casey

Old monastery in Glendalough, Ireland. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Schcambo

Dublin and Wicklow

Ireland Bike Tours

Cycling through Dublin and beyond

Nestled between the sea and mountains, Dublin is like a hidden gem, a city full of character, yet few visitors cycle Ireland beyond the city center to experience all that it has to offer. On this Ireland bicyle tour, you will explore the gentle Southside coast and the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. This Dublin bike tour then takes you to the haunting beauty of the Wicklow Mountains where the bustle of a capital city will seem a million miles away. Upon completion of this tour you may want to do your own Dublin bike tour as the city was recently named the 9th most bike friendly city on the planet.

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Where You’ll Stay

Bed and breakfasts as well as small hotels

What’s Included

  • 7 nights’ accommodations with full Irish breakfast
  • 1 x dinner (Glendalough/Laragh)
  • 24 speed hybrid bicycle equipped with mudguards, pannier bag, repair equipment, lock, and bottle cage
  • Helmets (on request)
  • Route maps and details
  • Luggage transfer each day
  • Transfers to and from bike shop on Days 1 and 8

What’s Not Included

  • Lunches and remaining dinners
TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

Daily arrival possible from April 30 to October 5, 2016

Skill Level

This is an easy, self-guided bike tour with an average daily distances ranging from 18 to 31 miles (30 to 50 km).

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Dublin and Wicklow Map

Day 1: Arrival in Dublin
Day 2: Dublin - Enniskerry, 18 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Enniskerry - Glendalough, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 4: Rest day in Glendalough
Day 5: Glendalough - Aughrim, 25 or 30 mi. (40 or 51 km)
Day 6: Aughrim - Wicklow, 28 or 40 mi. (45 or 65 km)
Day 7: Wicklow - Dublin, 31 mi. (50 km) 
Day 8: Departure from Dublin

* All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Dublin
The first night of the tour will be spent in Dublin. Once you have checked into your accommodation, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the many sights and sounds that have made Dublin such a lively and popular destination. 

Day 2: Dublin - Enniskerry, 18 mi. (30 km)
You will begin the day in a leisurely ride along well-maintained cycling paths and quiet roads to the coastal town of Dun Laoghaire and the charming village of Dalkey. Here you will stop for lunch. After lunch, you will continue cycling along the scenic Vico Road with spectacular views across Killiney Bay. You then head inland, cycling along lush green fields to the beautiful village of Enniskerry, known as the Garden if Ireland. Here you will spend the next two nights. A transfer can be arranged this evening to the famous Johnnie Foxes Pub, where you can enjoy a unique and traditional Irish night with good food, Guinness, and entertainment from local musicians. 

Day 3: Enniskerry - Glendalough, 30 mi. (48 km)
In the morning, you have the chance to visit the beautiful Powerscourt Gardens before cycling the stunning, Sally Gap Road all the way to Roundwood for lunch. After lunch, you will head over the Lough Dan into the village of Laragh for the night. Laragh is located beside the monastic village of Glendalough known for its ruined abbey and distinctive round tower. 

Day 4: Rest Day in Glendalough
Today there is the opportunity to relax in the tranquil surroundings of Laragh/Glendalough and walk one of the numerous paths around the lake. You may also choose to take a leisurely bike ride to explore some roads around Glendalough. The village of Glendalough is known for its rich history and natural beauty.

Day 5: Glendalough - Aughrim, 25 or 30 mi. (40 or 51 km)
You have the option of two different routes today, both of which head out on the east bank of the Avonmore River. You can choose to visit Avondale House and Forest Park, once the home of one of Ireland’s greatest political leaders. The village of Avoca is another option or the wild mountain scenery on the ancient Military Road, built to allow British troops access the rebellious tribes of these formerly heavily forested valleys. All routes come together in the overnight stop of Aughrim, a pretty village with evidence in the buildings of its former glory as a granite quarrying and stonecutting center.

Day 6: Aughrim - Wicklow, 28 or 40 mi. (45 or 65 km)
Again, today offers three different route options to match your mood and energy levels. You can cross the low hills to ride north along the coast taking a dip in Brittas Bay, a beautiful Blue Flag beach, or venture into the wooded hills on virtually traffic free roads through remote villages to view for yourself the mysterious Motte Stone before descending to the coast and Wicklow, a friendly seaside town with Viking origins.

Day 7: Wicklow - Dublin, 31 mi. (50 km)
Your last day on the bike will take you inland again towards the village of Roundwood for lunch.  You can then take a different route along beautiful country roads to the village of Enniskerry where you will be transferred back into Dublin city for the final night of the tour.  

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