Walking and Cycling

The hills and valleys of County Wicklow are a wonderful location for exploring the countryside either on foot or by bicycle.

Such is the variety of terrain in the County, that a stage of the 1998 Tour de France cycle race passed through Avoca and other nearby villages. The "Wicklow 200" annual non-competitive 200km cycle race attracts over 2000 cyclists every June. The 2011 route took cyclists right past Ashdene's door!

Ashdene itself is located in quiet country location, with plenty of opportunity to discover the local area on foot, exploring quiet country roads. Some of the most spectacular walks in Ireland are to be experienced in the Wicklow Mountains National Park area. Within this Park, the valley of Glendalough hosts nine way-marked trails, varying from 30 minutes to 4 hours in length.

 

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Upper Lake at Glendalough Wicklow Mountains National Park - Upper Lake at Glendalough