Adventure sports find their natural home in County Wicklow and you won’t find it hard to find a conveniently located hotel that can provide a welcome place to rest your head after a hard day of adrenaline overload.
Hotels in County Wicklow
County Wicklow is less than 15 miles from Dublin, Ireland’s energetic capital. The energy certainly does not have to trail off as you reach the more rural landscapes that characterise the county. With its lakes, rivers, mountains, undulating hills and dramatic coastline County Wicklow has all the necessary ingredients for some outdoor thrills and spills.
Hiking in County Wicklow
The county is better known for rather more gentle pursuits. The Wicklow Way is the most popular walking route in Ireland, and rightly so. Stretching nearly 100 miles, from Dublin's southern suburbs through County Wicklow and on into the rolling fields of County Carlow, the Wicklow Way leads walkers along a variety of terrains and takes in some classic views along the way. There are disused military supply lines, old bog roads, nature trails, forests, clifftops and riverside strolls which will lead you to monastic ruins, handsome gardens and some magnificent 18th century mansions.
Adventure Sports in County Wicklow
If this all sounds a little tame for you there are plenty of chances to try something a little different. Taking advantage of the inland waters, sea, mountains and forests you can experience the thrills of pursuits such as abseiling, archery, bushcraft skills, falconry, laser combat, mountain biking, rock climbing, wakeboarding, water skiing, zip lining and zorbing.
Hotels for Adventure Sports in County Wicklow
So where is it best to stay to take part in all this? This all depends really on what you want from your hotel. With excellent transport connections, and small distances to cover across the county, anywhere within County Wicklow will make all of this excitement and adventure just a short drive away.
Within County Wicklow there is an excellent choice of hotels. There are luxury five star hotels should you think you may need a little pampering and spa treatments after your day of hard play. Or, if what you want is to save up for your next instalment of adrenaline inducing mayhem, perhaps the value offered by some of the two star options would suit your needs better?
For those looking for a little nightlife the larger towns such as Bray and Wicklow may be a better bet for a hotel, whereas if it is tranquillity and solitude that you seek after your action-packed day then a hotel in the south of Wicklow set amidst the gorgeous rural landscapes may be more preferable.
With so many hotels available your best bet is to decide on what you are looking for and be guided by the reviews you can find from former guests on Expedia.
Enjoy your stay in Wicklow and, whatever your nights are like, make sure your days are intense.