Wicklow Day Trip with Horse Riding Including Glendalough Tour from Dublin
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Molly Malone Statue, In Front of the Saint Andrew's Church Tourist Office Suffolk Street, Dublin Ireland
Pickup for this tour is at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:35am, please be 10 minutes early
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Killegar Stables, The Scalp, Killegar, Enniskerry Village, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Visit Killegar Stables to go Horse riding, Here you are assessed at the stables before being taken out on a track close by.You will be approx 1.5hrs horse riding.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Enniskerry Village Square, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
We visit this small Victorian Estate village to have our lunch, we recommend Poppies Cafe to everyone as the food is locally produced and they can cater for many different dishes for everyone to enjoy
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village Ireland
After your horse riding and lunch in Enniskerry, the tour continues on through the Wicklow Mountains National Park
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Guinness Lake, Wicklow Ireland
The Guinness Lake sits in the middle of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It is the film location the "Vikings" series and "Brave Heart"
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Sally Gap, Wicklow Mountains, Wicklow Ireland
This is a very scenic location county Wicklow and there are a few stops along the way.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland
You will visit the 6th century monastic site of St Kevin and also have plenty of time to explore this valley and its two lakes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Glendalough Upper Lake, Wicklow Ireland
There is some free time to explore this beautiful valley and its two lakes.
Duration: 1 hour
- Live commentary on board
- Local guide
- Horse Riding in Wicklow.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Entry/Admission - Enniskerry Village Square
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Jeans are recommended, (boots and helmets are supplied by the stables)
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Pickup Location is the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:35am
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Good value for the trip, Johnny was a great guide. Horses are gentle and know the path well, so easy to ride but not a good fit if you are looking to ride in open spaces. Some great views and good instruction at the stables. Glendalough was a bonus and a good place to grab a cup of coffee and recharge before the ride back to Dublin.
Although stables staff were nice, especially Fingers the stables dog, we were disappointed with the very rustic horse stable facilities with dirty, worn out helmets and boots and a filthy "toilet". The rest of the tour was just okay. We had taken a GREAT tour the day before with Irish Rail Tours the day before, and the quality of the Hilltoptreks tour was definitely much lower. Spend a little more with Itish Rail Tours and get a lot more!
After a slight scheduling hiccup in the morning, everything was incredible. We were dropped off at the stables, then provided with riding boots and a helmet. We mounted our horses, then had a quick lesson (i'm an advanced rider, but my sister is a beginner and the lesson was very helpful for her). We then went out for a trail ride which was about 1.5-2 hours through the gorgeous wooded area behind the stable. Joe led us, he was so wonderful, he took photos for us, took us trotting and told us all about the history of the area! We were then picked up and taken to the neighboring town for lunch. In the afternoon we stopped at several breathtaking landmarks, then made it back to dublin for dinner!
We were picked up at the Molly Malone statue by Robert. The bus was nice and clean. Robert told us about places we were passing by and the history. He explained our timetable so we knew what to expect. He dropped some off for a walking tour while a few of us went to the horseback ride. Whichever we choose was beautiful. Then we went to Poppys restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious lunch. Then we off to visit more gorgeous sites. It was a beautiful sunny day and we all had a terrific day. Thank you Robert!