Difficulty Rating : 7 Start: Dublin Finish: Dublin Terrain: The roads are all tarmaced and mainly on quiet back roads, except at start of cycle. Some steep climbs and rolling hills. Daily Average: 30-56km Weekly Average: 244km Tour Type: Self Guided,Short Break Teaser: Many visit Dublin without seeing its best feature, the coast. Our safari takes in the beautiful southeast coastline as well as the magnificent landscapes
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Many visit Dublin without seeing its best feature, the coast. Our safari takes in the beautiful southeast coastline as well as the magnificent landscapes and rich history and folklore that the Wicklow Mountains has to offer.

Starting from Dublin, we take straight to the coast passing through Dalkey (with its many famous residents) and on towards the beautiful Killiney Bay (likened to the Bay of Naples) and the tiny village of Enniskerry where we spend one night. The following day you head into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains as you explore the 'Garden of Ireland' in all its beauty. It is in its deep glens that much of the peculiar charm of Wicklow scenery is to be found, with rugged natural features, rich and lavish woods, beautiful lakes and stunning valleys.

You spend two nights in Laragh, located beside the monastic village of Glendalough with its ruined abbey and distinctive round tower. Here you have the opportunity to relax in the tranquil surroundings and walk one of the numerous signed ways around the surrounding lakes. We head over the mountains to Glenmalure and stay in the lovely peaceful village of Aughrim before continuing to the harboured Wicklow town. On the last day you will cycle inlands again, before being transferred back to Dublin, for a final night in this vibrant capital city.

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Day 1

Arrival to Dublin

You will be spending your first night in Dublin or Dun Laoghaire. Once you have checked into your accommodation, you can then 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 (30kms)

You begin the day in a leisurely fashion with a cycle along cycle paths and quiet roads to the coastal towns of Dun Laoghaire and the charming village of Dalkey, with its many famous residents , along the scenic Vico Road with spectacular views across Killiney Bay. You then head inland along green fields to the village of Enniskerry. A transfer can be arranged this evening to the famous Johnny Foxes Pub, the highest pub in Ireland.

Day 3

Enniskerry~ Glendalough (48kms)

In the morning you have the chance to visit the beautiful Powerscourt Gardens before heading over the stunning Sally Gap Road all the way to Roundwood for lunch. The journey continues via Lough Dan into the village of Laragh for the night. Laragh is located beside the monastic village of Glendalough with its ruined abbey and distinctive round tower.

Day 4

Rest day in Glendalough

Today there is the opportunity to relax in your tranquil surroundings in Laragh/Glendalough and walk one of the numerous signed ways around the surrounding lakes. For more information please check out Glendalough Visitors Centre

Day 5

Glendalough ~ Aughrim (40kms - 51 kms)

Our cycle follows the Avonmore River. You can choose to visit Avondale House and Forest Park, once the home of one of Ireland’s greatest political leaders, another option or the wild mountain scenery on the ancient Military Road. All routes come together in Aughrim a pretty village with much evidence in the buildings of its former glory as a granite quarrying and stonecutting centre.

Day 6

Aughrim ~ Wicklow (45kms – 65kms)

There are options to match your mood and energy levels. You can cross the low coastal 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 your self the mysterious Motte Stone before descending to the coast and Wicklow, a friendly seaside town with Viking origins.

Day 7

Wicklow ~ Dublin (50kms)

Your last day on the bike will take you inland again back towards the village of Roundwood for lunch. You can then take a different route along beautiful country roads to the village of Enniskerry where we will meet you and transfer you back into Dublin city for a final night on the tour.

  • Bed & breakfast accommodation
    ( mixture of guesthouses and small hotels )
  • Transfer from Enniskerry to Dublin (7 night tour)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route details and maps
  • 24 hour service hotline
  • GPS tracks available (on request)

In 2023 Bike Rental is not included in the basic tour price.
All rentals come with a pannier, lock, helmet and repair equipment.

On a self guided tour we will organize your bike hire, the accommodation and the luggage transfer. Your route details will be waiting for you in your first night’s accommodation. In the route details you will also find recommendations for lunch stops and places to have dinner. You will set off by yourself and the luggage will be transferred to the next stop by our local taxi transfers. And should there be a day you won’t be able to cycle, it is possible to arrange a lift with the luggage transfer.

You can also contact us in the office (info@cyclingsafaris.com) or on our emergency number if you need assistance.

You can start the cycling tour on any day that suits you.

If you prefer to cycle with a support van and/or guide we are happy to send you a customized quote for this.

On a self guided tour it is possible to add extra days or shorten the trip if you wish to or we can customize the route for you.

Bike rental is not included in the basic tour price

You can rent a GIANT CITY bicycles for our tours
Bikes come in different sizes and in gents and ladies style frames.
It is very important you give us your height on booking so that we can allocate the correct bike to you.

You can also rent an E-Bike
We are using EASE-E+ 2 ELECTRIC BIKE or similar please click here for more details.
We offer small and medium-sized e-bikes. Recommended body heights for our e-bikes range from 160cm - 183 cm.

Looking at a scale from 1 - 10 (1 = easiest, 10 = hardest) we are giving this tour 7 points.

The roads are all tarmacked and the route is designed to ensure that you spend most of the cycling on quiet back roads. To experience the majestic scenery of this area the route does have some climbs, so it is worth getting a few weekends training on a bike in varied terrain before coming thus ensuring that you can fully enjoy the tour.
On most days you will have the option of doing a route with some climbs or an easier option.

The average daily distance is between 35 - 60 km.

We offer Garmin files on request, but you need to bring your own device.

We would seriously recommend that you bring padded cycling shorts and / or a gel saddle cover that will definitely make your day’s cycling more comfortable. Cycling gloves are also a good investment. You can also bring your own saddle which we should be able to attach to our bikes.
We provide pannier bags (not waterproof) in which you can keep your day-to-day items. Otherwise you may prefer to use a daypack and there are back carriers on each bike for this purpose.
We do not provide rain gear so be sure to bring your own light weight waterproofs.
Don’t forget sun cream, sunglasses, sun hat as well as a bathing suit for that refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
Our rental bikes don’t have lights – no problem on the long summer evenings, but if you are travelling in May or September, please bring your own light or high-visibility vest.
Finally if you wish to use toe clips please bring your own pedals with toe clips which we can attach to our bikes (the pedals on our bikes do not accommodate toe clips)

You have the option of booking different room types:
Double room = Room with one big bed for two people
Twin room = Room with two single beds for two people

Single room = Room with one single bed
Triple room = Room with one double and one single for three people OR room with three single beds

Family room = Room with one double and two single beds
If the room type you would like to book is not listed on the booking form, you can specify this in the section "other details"

It was great.
Aidan did superb job!
Bike was great, just what I needed.
Staff at bike shop very helpful.

Bob Heller (Dublin & Wicklow 2018)

I wanted to thank you for your help in setting up my recent Wicklow Tour. It was another wonderful experience for me with Cycling Safaris, The ride was a great contrast with the West Cork Coastline tour and the Galway Mayo & Connemara tour in terms of traffic and terrain which was just what I was looking for.

Even having to dismount while riding towards the Sally Gap to avoid being blown off the road was a welcome source of excitement!

I was treated like royalty at the B&B's and really liked the Lawless Hotel in Aughrim, Wicklow Heather gave me a wonderful suite and served me a great breakfast al fresco and a great dinner.

So, I remain one of your biggest fans.

Bob Hurley (Dublin & Wicklow self guided 2017)

The whole booking/travel experience has been easy, flexible, and with plenty of information and help to ensure we were well supported.

All of the accommodations were good and pretty much as expected and advertised in the initial booking information. The little handbook with written directions was absolutely excellent, easy to follow, and we didn't get lost once. All of the bikes were good, well serviced, held up well and no punctures throughout the week.

Thank you again, we loved the trip and I am looking forward to the opportunity to come back and cycle another part of Ireland with you!

Kristin Warrior (Dublin & Wicklow self guided tour, 2017)

We had an absolutely magical time on our ride. We will highly recommend your company to all our friends You have a quality organization and I’m so glad to have worked with you, Cheers to all

Stephanie Pardee (Wicklow self led 2013)

Thank you - we had an excellent adventure in the Wicklows! The bikes / panniers and your tour organisation were excellent. Cycling is the best way to see the Wicklow!

Leonie & Paul H. (Wicklow self led 2013)

The arrangements worked out great. The route directions were fantastic. We didn't have any issues. And the route you sent us was amazing! We definitely plan on doing it again in one of your other areas.

Kate R.-E. (Wicklow self led 2014)

Had an excellent holiday!

Bikes very good-brand new. itinerary route, accommodation & luggage transfers all good.

Mick Rolls (Wicklow self led 2015)

Everything was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in your fine country. We all thought the trip you had laid out for us gave us a great experience of all kinds of terrains, views and pure enjoyment.

All of the places we stayed were great as well and the restaurants and cafes we stopped in were perfect.

Trevor Boquist (Customized Tour 2015)

€ 940.00 per person sharing off peak (*)
€   30.00 per person high season supplement in July & August (*)
€ 285.00 single room supplement (if travelling with others)
€ 450.00 solo tour supplement (if travelling alone)

Bike Rental 7 Night Tour
€95.00 24 speed touring bike
€250.00 E-bike

(*) There is a €60.00 per person discount if you do not need the first night's accommodation in Dublin and you make your own way to our shop the following morning

Self Guided Tour Information

Self guided tour is available from 16th April to 1st October and can start any day of the week.


How to get to Dublin:

The best airport is of course Dublin airport!

From Dublin airport:
A coach service direct from the airport to city center is available, approx €16 per person return ticket
Check AirCoach for more info ( Aircoach also travel to Dun Laoghaire ) 

A taxi to Dublin city is approx €35,  to Dun Laoghaire a taxi should cost approx €50

If arriving in Cork airport you have the option of a train or bus to Dublin,  
all details are on the websites IrishRail and Bus Eireann

From Shannon aiport: There is a bus service to Dublin city available, approx €16 per person
(Check JJKavanagh Coach for info). 

 As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).


Typically we stay in Haddington House in Dun Laoghaire with its fabulous location on the coast of the Irish Sea overlooking the bay. The hotel is a short walk to the harbour its a beautiful area to explore.

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Enniskerry Inn is nestled in the centre of the picturesque village of Enniskerry.

The village is in the foothills of wicklow mountains the Inn reflects this along with a warm and friendly atmosphere.  



We stay in a number of different guesthouses in this wonderful location

Pinewood Lodge is a spacious mode dormer bungalow, situated in a quiet wooded location. The relaxing feel and peace of the mountains makes this a place to remember.

The Heather House B&B also offers all you need for a perfect stay in this stunning area.



Established in 1787, Lawless Hotel offers a tranquil rural retreat. With fantastic bar and local feel it makes spending an evening here very easy.

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Kilmantin House. A town house in the heart of Wicklow town with a warm welcome and close to all the Attractions of the town only a few min walk away.  

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If you have been on a previous tour, there is a €50.00 discount on our week long tours in Ireland (unfortunately this discount does not apply to other European trips)

A €250.00 deposit is required for each person booking on a holiday. The Balance payment is required two month prior to the starting date. The deposit is forfeited in the event of a cancellation of your booking. The balancing payment is also non-refundable in the event of the cancellation occuring within 14 days of the tour starting date. All transactions are taken in Euro.

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Booking Conditions

Irish Cycling Safaris Ltd (“the Company”) accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:

  • The contract is between the Company and the client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the company. The contract, including all matters arising from it, is subject to Irish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the company sends a confirmation. It is at this point that a contract between the company and the client comes into existence. Before your booking is confirmed and comes into existence the company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices. The company or their agents reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.
  • To secure a booking the Company or their agent requires a completed booking form and the necessary deposit. (Full payment if travel within 60 days). The first named client must be over 18 years of age. Clients booking by telephone, by website/E-mail or fax will be deemed to have signed the booking form and read and accepted our terms of booking. The person signing, or being deemed to sign, the booking form warrants that he/she has full authority to do so on behalf of all persons whose names appear thereon, and confirms that all such persons are fully aware of and accept these conditions.
  • The balance of all monies due, including any surcharges applicable at the time, must be paid to the company or their agents not later than 60 days before departure. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date the Company reserves the right to cancel your booking and cancellation charges will apply. If any cheque is dishonoured we reserve the right to charge €25 to cover administration costs.
  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a tour organised by the Company. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of private Travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate cover.
  • An administration fee of €25 per booking plus any additional costs incurred will be charged if a confirmed booking is changed or transferred to a different departure date or tour, up to 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter all changes will be treated as cancellations and subject to the relevant charges. Changes are subject to availability. For an administration fee of €25 you may request a credit voucher. This must be redeemed within 12 months of issue and must be used against a new booking. The voucher is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. In certain circumstances, which the Company considers reasonable, the booking may be transferred to another suitable person; however the tour arrangements must remain the same and will only be allowed if all suppliers agree to accept the name change. If a transfer is allowed an administration charge of €25 per person will be charged plus any extra charges levied by suppliers.
  • Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges as follows:

    > 60 days before departure – retention of deposit

    60-14 days before departure – 50%

    < 14 days before departure – 100%

  • Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in possession of, a valid passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required for the whole of their journey. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal items etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.
  • Should the client have a reason to complain, you must immediately notify our representative and the relevant supplier. If the client’s complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily at the time, they must write to us with full details of the complaint within 28 days of the end of the tour. Failure to notify complaints entirely within accordance of this clause will diminish or extinguish the client’s ability to claim compensation.
  • The company provides all services on a “ground only” basis. The client is responsible for arranging their own travel to the designated start points of each tour. The company cannot accept any liability for any delay/cancellation in your transportation and cannot offer any refunds for lost holiday time.
  • Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders and agents whilst on the tour with the company. If in the opinion of such persons the health, level of fitness or conduct of a client at any time before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a tour the client may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or recompense. In the case of ill health the company may make such arrangements as it sees fit and recover the costs thereof from the client. If a client commits an illegal act the client may be excluded from the tour and the Company shall cease to have responsibility to/for them. If you are affected by a condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect you or affect other people’s enjoyment or active participation of the tour, you must advise us at the time of booking. No refund will be given for any unused services.
  • The Company will use its best endeavours to operate all tours as advertised. However, it reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices or itineraries described in our brochure/website. If a major change is necessary or deemed advisable, the company will advise the client as soon as reasonably possible, if there is no time before departure. A major change does not apply to a change of transport or named accommodation, but is usually considered a major change in itinerary or change in duration of a client’s holiday. If advised of a major change before departure, the client will have the choice of accepting changes (at additional cost if applicable), purchasing another available tour from the company, or cancelling the tour with a full refund.

    Provided that the major change is not as a result of situations outside the company’s control or consolidation, compensation will be paid as follows:

    Notification Period Given / Compensation Per Person

    More than 30 days: Nil

    14-30 days: €40

    Less than 14 days: €50

  • Force Majeure. We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reasons of circumstance amounting to “force majeure”. In these conditions “force majeure” means any event which we the supplier of services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, epidemics or health risks and all similar events outside our control.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 4 weeks before departure except for “force majeure”, consolidation, or the client’s failure to pay the final balance. Unless the client fails to pay the final balance, the company, upon cancellation will return all monies paid to it, or offer the client an alternative holiday of comparable standard if available (if less expensive than original we will refund the difference, if more expensive, the client will have to pay the difference). Compensation will not be payable (1) where the company is forced to cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) where an insufficient number of people book the clients chosen holiday and we notify we are cancelling for this reason not less than 28 days before departure. In all cases our liability is limited to offering the above choices and the compensation payments (where applicable) set out in clause 11. No compensation is payable if we notify you of cancellation more than 8 weeks before departure. We cannot be held responsible for any costs or expenses you may have as a result of cancellation.
  • Client’s bookings are accepted on the understanding that they appreciate the risks inherent in adventure travel and that they undertake the tours featured in our programme at their own volition. Our obligations, and those of any suppliers providing any service or facility involved in any travel arrangements you book with us, are to provide services and facilities with reasonable care and skill. Facilities will be provided to the realistic minimum standard recommended by the regulatory authorities responsible.
  • Bike Hire: The equipment including all accessories supplied is let out on hire. The equipment remains the property of the company and the Client will not sell, hire out or otherwise part with the possessions thereof.

    The Client undertakes not to misuse the equipment and to return it with all accessories in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear accepted). The company shall be entitled to charge the client for any damages caused to equipment during the period of hire. In event of a breakdown, other than a result of the Clients misuse, the company will use its best endeavours to repair or procure repair of the equipment.

    The company will not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever, through breakdown or other defect in the equipment or other circumstances beyond the company’s control. The Client shall indemnify the company with respect to all costs, claims, expenses and demands suffered or incurred which arise directly or indirectly out of the use of the equipment during the period of hire. The company reserves the right to charge the client for partial or full settlement of any claim. In the event of the equipment being stolen or lost, the company reserves the right to call upon the client to indemnify the company the replacement of the equipment. However, should the equipment subsequently be returned in a satisfactory condition, the company undertakes to refund the clients indemnity within 14 days.

    The Client will ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use, will not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and will immediately notify the company in the event of breakdown or loss of equipment.

  • Clients bringing their own bikes do so on the proviso that their equipment is in a suitable condition for participation in a tour. Responsibility for maintenance of bicycles brought by clients rests with the client. The company will endeavour to accommodate such clients, but cannot guarantee that correct tools and spares will be available, given the wide range of possibilities that exist.