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Trek Ireland’s classic walking trail, and raise funds for vital breast cancer research with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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21-27 May 2025

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$4,365

Trip Cost
Paid upfront or in instalments

3/5

3/5

Challenge Grade

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$3,500

Fundraising Target

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The Difference You'll Make

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In the past 10 years, breast cancer diagnoses in Australia have increased by 21%. Each day 57 people in Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer and 9 people lose their lives to this disease.

Funding world-class breast cancer research is more important than ever the help NBCF reach it's vision of Zero Deaths from breast cancer. NBCF has been funding vital medical research since 1994 and progress is being made. In this time, the death rate from breast cancer in Australia has reduced by over 40% in large part to continued investment in world-class breast cancer research. NBCF funds research to better understand how to prevent and detect breast cancer early, how to stop the progression and recurrence of breast cancer, how to effectively treat hard-to-treat and metastatic breast cancers and ultimately - save lives. The more we raise, the more research we can fund.

Every step you take and dollar you raise will move Australia one step closer towards Zero Deaths and could save the lives of thousands of women and men who will be diagnosed with the disease.

 

Together let’s Trek Towards Zero!

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How it works

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FLEXIBLE BOOKINGS

Pay upfront or in flexible instalments.
Cancel more than 90 days before departure to receive refund options (excluding deposit).
For more details, see our FAQs.
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Make a difference

Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.

You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.

Teamwork

Be part of a team

Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.

Trip notes

Day 1: Wednesday, 21st May 2025 - Transfer from Dublin to Moyne

Day 1: Wednesday, 21st May 2025 - Transfer from Dublin to Moyne

Today, we meet in the city of Dublin for our transfer to the village of Moyne to rest before our trek begins. Tonight we will have a briefing to prepare for the upcoming trek and our welcome dinner as a team. 

Transfer Time: 1.5 hours

Meals: D

Day 2: Thursday, 22nd May 2025 -  Moyne to Glenmalure 

Day 2: Thursday, 22nd May 2025 -  Moyne to Glenmalure 

Today, after a hearty breakfast, we start our trek. We will be walking mainly on forest paths. As we leave Moyne, we start to gain some altitude and will be amazed by some stunning scenery in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. While walking through Ballyteige Forest, we get our first proper glimpse of Lugnaquilla, the tallest mountain in Leinster. Moving into the Aghavannagh Valley, we enter evergreen forest before descending into the Glenmalure Valley, our picturesque home for the evening. 

Trekking distance: 21kms

Meals: B L D

Day 3: Friday, 23rd May 2025 - Glenmalure to Glendalough 

Day 3: Friday, 23rd May 2025 - Glenmalure to Glendalough 

This morning, we wake up in the U-shaped glacial valley of Glenmalure, which at over 16km is the longest glacial valley in the UK and Ireland. Today is a short day, for good reasons. This will allow you to gain altitude in your own time to make the most of the spectacular scenery in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains and it will also allow you some time to explore the world renowned heritage site of Glendalough, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. 

Trekking distance: 13kms

Meals: B L D

Day 4: Saturday, 24th May 2025 -  Glendalough to Roundwood 

Day 4: Saturday, 24th May 2025 -  Glendalough to Roundwood 

Today is another short and pleasant day. We leave the Glendalough Valley on forest trails as we skirt by the village of Laragh. We can step off The Wicklow Way here if you wish to explore this lively village with a choice of shops, restaurants and bars. From Laragh to Roundwood, we will be walking along a mixture of forest trails, mountain paths and boreens. 

Trekking distance: 12kms

Meals: B L D

Day 5: Sunday, 25th May 2025 - Roundwood to Enniskerry 

Day 5: Sunday, 25th May 2025 - Roundwood to Enniskerry 

Today our path takes us along the top of mountains with amazing views of both surrounding mountains and the coast. As we leave Old Bridge we ascend the ridge around Lough Dan looking down on to the location where the television series ‘Vikings’ was filmed. This is the perfect vantage point to view Loch Tay, a dark brown peaty lake, flanked on one side by a white sandy beach - resembling a pint of Guinness (fittingly this area is owned by the Guinness family). From this point we once again head north, through forests over White Hill and on to the exposed moorland of Djouce Mountain (one of Wicklow’s best known mountains). As we descend off Djouce, we will be able to see the Powerscourt Estate and its waterfall, before finishing our walk at our accommodation in the Glencree Valley. 

Trekking distance: 21kms

Meals: B L D

Day 6: Monday, 26th May 2025 - Enniskerry to Marlay Park, transfer to Dun Laoghaire/ Dublin 

Day 6: Monday, 26th May 2025 - Enniskerry to Marlay Park, transfer to Dun Laoghaire/ Dublin 

Today is another great day of walking over mountain tops and along forest tracks. With the city of Dublin beginning to come into view, our destination is within reach. When we arrive at the Cairn (a man-made pile or stack of stones at the top of a mountain) at Two Rock, we can see the whole of Dublin City and Bay in one impressive panoramic vista. From this point it will be all downhill until we reach the beautiful Georgian estate of Marlay Park where The Wicklow Way finishes. Originally Marlay Park was a walled manor house with over 300 acres of land. It is an idyllic location for tea or coffee before making our way to Dun Laoghaire. Tonight we celebrate over our last team dinner and reminisce about the beautiful memories we have made together.

Trekking distance: 20kms 

Transfer Time: 20mins

Meals: B L D

Day 7: Tuesday, 27th May 2025 - Depart Ireland

Day 7: Tuesday, 27th May 2025 - Depart Ireland

Today we bid farewell to Ireland. Please make your own way back to Dublin Airport for your flight home.

Meals: B

Inclusions: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in 3-Star hotels and B&Bs/guesthouses based on twin share • Meals as per itinerary • Water on trekking days • Local English-speaking guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary

Exclusions: Airfares • Airport Transfers • Travel insurance (compulsory) • Visas (if applicable) • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • Walk along the Wicklow Way, one of the most scenic, popular and oldest way-marked walking routes in Ireland.
  • Cover 87 kms on foot from Moyne to Dublin through pretty country villages, rolling hills, forests and mountain foothills on the Emerald Isle.
  • Challenge yourself as you cross the Wicklow Mountains.
  • Raise funds to support NBCF’s breast cancer research to move one step closer towards zero deaths from breast cancer.

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (info@inspiredadventure.com.au) or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 3/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Wicklow Way trek is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 87 kilometres over 5 days. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. 

You will be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You are free to move at your own pace and we will take frequent breaks. 

How many people will be on my adventure? 

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures average between 10 - 20 participants, connected by their commitment to the greater good.

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for? 

Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide on Day 1 as well. You will be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.

Who is Inspired Adventures?

NBCF has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 19 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 8,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $46 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and NBCF, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure? 

We will provide you with information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. In addition, we recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

As part of your training, we recommend making use of your free time to complete several day hikes. You should aim to be able to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours comfortably and get up and do it again the next day.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. 

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 3 star hotels and guesthouses. They will have modern and clean amenities. 

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

Fundraising

How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target? 

It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined. 

By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we are looking to make a significant impact for our charity partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we will review the situation on a case-by-case basis.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together? 

Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you will each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for NBCF are tax-deductible (conditions apply).

Payments, cancellations and refunds

How much does it cost to participate in this adventure? 

The total cost to participate in this adventure is $4,365 (inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).

In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,500 for NBCF.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit.
  • Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Where applicable, we can provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have insurance?

Travel insurance is required for international travel to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides are first aid trained and well-equipped to handle any medical emergencies.

Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland?

Australian passport holders will be issued with a tourist visa of 90 days upon arrival in Ireland. You do not need to organise a visa ahead of time. For the most current requirements, refer to the Smartraveller website.

 

All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

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