Trek the Tombs and Trails in the Dublin Mountains
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. Your local guide will meet and greet you at the meeting point and accompany you every step of the way through forests and mountain trails. You will learn about local history, visit megalithic tombs and hear the stories behind them. Leave barely a trace of carbon footprint and support local business and the community.
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What's included :
- Bus pass for transport to the start of the hike and returning after.
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages - An option at the end of the hike to visit a local pub / restaurant
- Lunch - There is an option to have lunch in a rustic cafe / restaurant at the end of the hike
Take a 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.
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. See the never excavated cairn tomb and triangulation pillar.
Depending in the season, pause to pick some delicious wild berries, to make jam or tart 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. Arriving at a quaint, rustic, cafe and restaurant, there is an option to enjoy a well-earned lunch made of local produce and cuisine. Alternatively, enjoy a well earned "pint" in a country pub.
An Alternative bus returns back to the finish point via a different but equally enchanting route.
• Glencullen, Glencullen, County Dublin
• Dublin Mountains, Dublin Ireland
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• The Hazel House, Mutton Lane, Dublin 16 Ireland
Departure Point :Dundrum Luas, stop 2825, Dundrum, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- To minimise physical contact guests are asked to bring their own face masks and hand sanitiser for use during the experience. The guide will bring a limited number of disposable masks and spare hand sanitiser as a back up only. Physical distancing will be observed at all times.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.