Thursday, June 8
Departing Glendalough after a hearty Irish breakfast, we head south on small roads with planned stops in the castle town of Ferns and then at the ancient manor house at Wells House and Gardens where we may be privy to reenactments of landed gentry life in 18th century Ireland. The region has multiple castles along the route. The route ends after 103 kilometers at the coastal town of Wexford where we have booked the modern 4-star Talbot Hotel. An indoor pool and spa invites. The hotel is situated right on the harbor. To download a route map of the day's cycle, click here.
Friday, June 9
We depart Wexford early in the morning, heading west along the southern coast of Ireland, stopping first at Tintern Abbey followed closely after by Dunsbrody Abbey. Both sites were pivotal to the growth of Christianity in the region. After 67 kilometers we finish in Waterford at the historic, quaint Granville Hotel in plenty of time to also be able to catch the 90-minute tour at the famous nearby (10 minutes walk) Waterford Crystal Factory. Waterford is Ireland's oldest city. Our hotel is situated right by the harbor. To download a route map of the day's cycle, click here.