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You might be thinking of signing up for (award-winning) Quest Glendalough or you have already done so and you’re wondering what else can I get up to when I’m in the area. Well, here’s a little guide to help you with that.

More of the outdoors!

If you’ve not had enough cycling, running and kayaking on Quest you can choose from multiple other routes to check out while you’re in the area. Added to this there are lots of nice opportunities for fishing, horse riding and golf so you can spend the whole weekend in the great outdoors if you’re so inclined.

Scenery worth driving for

Between the Sally Gap, the Wicklow Gap and everything in-between this is a beautiful part of Ireland, well worth an afternoon drive to take in the scenery when the legs might be a little jaded. Powerscourt Estate and Gardens is a great stop off where you can check out Ireland’s highest waterfall. Wicklow is known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’ because of its beautiful scenery, there’s ample parks and woodlands to choose from for a wander.

Historic bonanza

Quest has the privilege of finishing under the shadown of the monastic route tour. This is one of the most important monastic settlements in the country. Founded by St.Kevin, this historical site is also worth a visit. You can stroll on to the Glendalough Visitor Centre which is just nearby and learn all about the site and the area from the experts.


Sometimes it’s okay to just do nothing. And considering you’ll be putting a tough day in on the hills why not just sit around, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of this beautiful part of Ireland. There’s excellent restaurants and bars in and around Glendalough so you won’t be short of something nice to eat and drink!

Quest Glendalough takes place on Saturday 4th April 2020 and is open for registration now.