The perfect balance of ancestry and adventure - discover Ireland's rugged, romantic soul on mountain biking excursions to the iconic 6th-century settlement of Glendalough.
There's a haunting, static spirituality to Glendalough's crumbling ruins and weatherworn architecture - a stillness sought by monastic monks that took sanctuary in its peaceful glens, untamed woodlands and quaint villages. Overlooked by the Camaderry mountains, this historic site is visited by adventurous pilgrims of all backgrounds, drawn to its religious significance and stunning scenery.
Situated on the Irish sea, County Wicklow is a 30-minute drive from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Glendalough or Gleann dá Loch in Gaelic, which means 'Valley of Two Lakes' is an ancient monastic village nestled in a glacial valley - made popular by its scenic cycling routes, hiking paths and religious architecture.
Starting in the small village of Laragh, this guided group mountain biking tour uses cycle paths set away from busy roads and traffic. Traverse the local countryside, monasteries and ruins through Glendalough at a casual pace - learning about its important history and mythical folklore.
Available throughout the year, this excursion will traverse varied cross-country terrain in a temperate (yet infamously unpredictable) climate. The average annual temperature is 9.8 °C in Wicklow. Precipitation here averages 895 mm.
Group mountain biking excursion to Glendalough, County Wicklow.
Parental consent required for minors under the age of 17.
Minimum of 5 participants per group.
Duration and itinerary subject to change, based on weather conditions.
Prices fluctuate depending on group size.