Trek the tombs and trails of the Dublin Mountains
- Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
- Duration: Approx. 6-7 hours (including stops for snacks, lunch and transport by bus to and from meeting location)
- Capacity: from 2 (minimum) to 8 (maximum) people
- Availability: Weekdays all year around
- Start times: 6:30, 7:15, 7:45, 08:30 am
Accessible and close to the city, but far from the hustle and bustle of the madding crowds. A leisurely hike through fields and forests of ancient history and mythology.
Take local bus through the backroads of the Dublin foothills to a remote mountain village.
Following a meandering mountain path, visit an ancient burial “”wedge”” tomb from the second millennium B.C., nestled in a forest.
Continuing along the Dublin Mountains Way, arrive at a popular vantage point and take in the panoramic views over Dublin and the bay area, perched on a mountain top rock.
Depending in the season, pause to pick some delicious wild berries, to add to cream or ice-cream later, or just eat as is!
Continuing along a ridge, with views of Dublin to the north, and Wicklow to the south, arrive at a second burial tomb, this time an ancient stone circle and burial pace of the man for whom the mountain top upon which it sits is named.
After a leisurely wander down a meandering path through an evergreen forest, followed by a rural back-road, arrive at a quaint, rustic, cafe and restaurant to enjoy a well earned lunch made of local produce and cuisine.
An Alternative bus returns back to the finish point via a different but equally enchanting route.
This is a private tour for groups from 2 to 8 persons.
Duration – 6 to 7 hours approx.
Skill/Fitness Level: Moderate