Guided Bike Tour - Dublin / Wicklow

 

 



 

Dublins doorstep had a dangerous back yard. A land of rebels & redcoats, huntsmen & highwaymen, native clans & daring knights. The symbol of thisThe stunning scenery of Wicklow's Blessington Lakes, so close to Dublin! but remains hidden as one of Dublin's best tourist attractions. This is the route  pilgrims would have taken to Glendalough. wildness was the wolf, it once ran with them all but now is hidden in history.

 

One of the great things to do while visiting Dublin, our guided bike tour covers talks on Irish life, history & folklore, sometimes a darker shade of Irish green. We visit an ancient ring fort, horse stables (with demonstrations of the farm, war & hunting horse, plus meet an Irish Wolfhound!). We use a new lakeside trail the; Blessington Greenway,  to the stately Russborough House (below), this palladian mansion has a cafe, house tour*, art collection, gardens, walks and artisan workshops to be explored. This landscape inspired movie locations for "P.S I Love You" "Braveheart" "King Arthur" and recently season 3 of "Vikings" . All on the main Road to Glendalough.

* Not included in price.

 

 

Price includes collection by landrover (see below) from the Dublin Tourist Office on Suffolk Street. We leave here at 10.o0am - and return by  4.30pm.

Price includes landrover Collection to and from Dublin city centre. The route taken is the main route to Glendalough one of Wicklow's best tourists attractions.Visiting Russborough house, Wicklow's Downton abbey! All on the way to Glendalough.  

 

The tour requires a moderate level of fitness and is taken at a leisurely pace. The total distance covered is 15 miles (24km) but is broken into rest stages for tour talks (actual cycling time is approx 2hrs) Bikes are ADULT sizes only and the tour needs 5 on line bookings to run. 

We are based in Blessington West Wicklow 20 miles (30km) from Dublin City Centre it takes just 40 minutes travelling through West Dublin to reach us. Blessington is a gateway to the Wicklow National Park and was once a frontier between the "wild" Irish and civilized settlers within the pale. West Wicklow has some stunning scenery that we would love to share with you.


Our tour begiGood Knight! The Norman warhorse was pivotal in the control of the Dublin / Wicklow region, these kinghts weren't always so cheerful! The warhorse forms part of our demonstration of the story of the Irish horse. In terms of things to do in Dublin, wearing 35lbs of armour is not one of them!ns with collection from the Dublin Tourist office on Suffolk street at 10am. By 11am we are on our way, our first stop is  at an ancient ring fort also known as a "fairy fort". These forts have a strong association with Irish folklore as will be explained. From here we travel along a mix of country roads and bike trails stopping every 15 minutes to take in a view or hear another story thus allowing everyone to take a break and catch their breath. The tour visits Russborough house; it is often referred to as the most beautiful house in Ireland. It was built between 1740-50 in the palladian style and displays a fine art collection. In addition are several crafts workshops including a blacksmith with working forge; a weaver with working handlooms; a wood-turner, a candle maker, stone mason and cafe.
Russborough House Blessington Wicklow is a major attraction in Dublin / West Wicklow. It is a must on "a things to do in Dublin & Wicklow".

 
 Finally back at our stables we tell you the story of the Irish Horse, using prop's. posters and real horses! All this takes place under cover from the weather, we tell you about the farm horse, hunting horse and with
full chainmail armour; the war horse. Finally at 3.30pm its time to load the landrover and travel back into Dublin to return to the tourist office in
Suffolk St.

 


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Wolfrek Equestrain ltd wishes to acknowledge funding support from County Kildare Leader Partnership ltd, Department of the Environment and the European Union.