Walking Hiking

Wales & Wicklow – Geführte Wanderung – 8 Tage

Geführte Wanderung – Wales und Wicklow

‘Eine Tour, die zwei keltische Nationen kombiniert, um ein tolles Wanderabenteuer zu machen!’

Wir kombinierten zwei unserer erfolgreichsten Wanderziele, die Wicklow Mountains und den Snowdonia Nationalpark in Nordwales, zu einem spektakulären 8-tägigen Wandererlebnis aus zwei Kulturen, zwei Geschichten und zwei Landschaften. Dies ist eine großartige Wanderreise, um die Unterschiede zu beobachten sowie die Ähnlichkeiten zwischen diesen beiden alten keltischen Regionen und alles, was sie zu bieten haben.

Für unsere Zeit in Wales bleiben wir in Old Colwyn Bay, Direkt vor dem Snowdonia-Nationalpark. Der Nationalpark ist der zweitgrößte in Großbritannien mit 2.171 geschützten Quadratkilometern (838 Quadrat-Meilen) von Eichenwäldern, wilden, fließenden Flüssen, kaskadierenden Wasserfällen, ruhigen Seen, felsigen Bergen und Moor. Der Park hat einige der besten Spaziergänge in Großbritannien; Alle dominiert von Mount Snowdon, dem höchsten Berg in England, Irland und Wales auf 1085m (3560 ft). Ob Sie die Natur lieben, die Natur, Kultur oder Geschichte, Wales hat alles.

Unsere zweite Hälfte des Abenteuers findet im Wicklow-Gebirge statt. Wir bleiben gerade außerhalb des berühmten und majestätischen Glendalough, ein Sitz der alten Kultur und Bildung. Wicklow hält eine stolze Tradition des Gehens, unterstützt durch die Anwesenheit des „Wicklow Way“, des ältesten Wegs und des größten Nationalparks in Irland. Der Nationalpark schützt einige der ältesten Torfmoore Europas, Heidekraut-Berge, breitblättrige Wälder und einheimische Säugetierarten. Nach ein paar Tagen hier gehen Sie zu verstehen, warum die Grafschaft den Titel „Der Garten von Irland“ verdient hat.

 

Tour Pricing & Dates

8 Day Tour €1,045 per person sharing
Sunday to Sunday
Single Supplement +€245
Tour Dates 2017

Tour Dates 2018

Sunday 6th August to Sunday 13th August 2017

Saturday 4th August to Saturday 11th August 2018

Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Family Operated Guesthouses
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Dublin to Wales
Abholung am Flughafen Dublin um 12.00 Uhr, dann ab zum Fährhafen für die Fahrt über das Wasser nach Holyhead Wales. Alternativ können Sie uns in Wales treffen. Die Fähre ist ca. 3 Stunden und dann fahren wir für 1 Stunde nördlich zur Old Colwyn Bay. Nachdem wir uns in unsere Unterkunft eingelassen haben, werden wir die erste lokale kulinarische Erfahrung unserer Woche suchen.
Day 2 / Seaside Resorts & Ancient History
Our first walk begins in the coastal town of Llandudno, one of Britain’s finest Victorian seaside resorts, and works around the Great Orme peninsula for fascinating views of mountains over the ocean. We will explore the world’s only publicly open Bronze Age copper mine, first mined over 3,500 years ago and visit one of the finest examples of fortress architecture in the world at the walled town of Conwy. Conwy castle, with 22 towers and nearly a mile of battlements wall, was built by Edward the 1st in 1283 during the conquest of Wales. Distance: 10 km/6 miles, Ascent: 207 m/620 ft
Day 3 / Peaceful Valleys
Beginning at the foothills of Moel Siabod, Y Glyderau and Y Carneddau in the cosy village of Capel Curig we follow an old pass through the mountains and down into the peaceful valley of Cornel. We will walk through Hendre Forest and come around to the once natural lake Llyn Cowlyd. In the 19th century the lake was made into a reservoir for the region. Our homeward track is along the water, around the base of Pen Llithrig and back to Capel Curig. Distance: 16 km/10 miles, Ascent: 580 m/1740 ft
Day 4 / The Snowdon Challenge
The climb up the tallest mountain in Ireland, Wales, and England is a challenge but you will feel an amazing sense of accomplishment atop its summit. On a clear day we will also have incredible sweeping views. We make our assent on the Pyg Track and either walk down or return using the old sightseers’ railway. The railway has been running for over 100 years, a modern replacement for the ponies previously used to carry visitors to the summit. The Pyg Track is an old miner’s track now well maintained by the National Trust leading trekkers from Pen-Y-Pass to the summit. After today’s walk we will all deserve a pint, or three! Distance up the Pyg Track and down to Llanberis: 13 km/6.5 miles, Ascent: 727 m/2181 ft.
Day 5 / Swallow Falls & Trefriw Woollen Mills
Our final day in Wales is a short nature walk to the famous and lovely Swallow Falls in Betws-y-Code. Here the river Llugwy hurls itself down from the mountains, at its cusp the river is divided by jagged rocks so there are a number of foaming falls. We will have the chance to take a guided tour of the Trefriw Woollen Mills, do a little shopping, and maybe try your own hand at weaving. We then head back to Holyhead to catch the ferry to Ireland and drive South to our new home nestled in the Wicklow Mountains. Distance walked today is approximately 5 km/3 miles, Ascent 150 m/450 ft
Day 6 / Glendalough & The Spinc
We start the day at the famous Glendalough Monastic Settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. We will have a guided tour of the area to learn its regional and global significance as a former hub of learning in Europe. Its fully intact round tower overlooks the two lakes that gave Glendalough (“Gleann Dá Loch”, The Glen of the Two Lakes) its name. We will follow part of the Wicklow Way, onto Lugduff Mountain for spectacular views of the lakes and surrounding wild hills. Our trail crosses The Spinc, down through a deserted miners’ village and back to Glendalough. Distance: 11.5 km/7.2 miles, Ascent: 410 m/1230 ft
Day 7 / Trooperstown Hill & the Vale of Clara
Starting from our village accommodation our trail leads us through Ballard Forest and up onto Trooperstown Hill. This hill is a hidden gem and on a clear day almost every peak of the Wicklow range and some of the Welsh mountains are visible. At the base of Trooperstown is Footfalls Walking Holidays headquarters but our trail moves the opposite direction to the beautiful Vale of Clara for lunch on the banks of the Avonmore River. After lunch we will follow the Avonmore River through the Vale’s Oak Forest into the town of Rathdrum. We will be picked up in Rathdrum and go to visit the world famous Avoca Woollen Mills original location. Distance: 12.5 km/7.8 miles, Ascent: 430 m/1290 ft
Day 8 / Depart
Depart for Dublin Airport, arriving at 12.30 pm

Included

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in family run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite/private wash room
  • 5 packed lunches
  • Pickup and return to Dublin Airport
  • Ferry to and from Wales
  • All transport to and from walks and evenings out

Not Included

  • Evening meals
  • Entry fees to Conway Castle
  • Packed lunch on Day 5

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