Tours and Trails (Walking / Cycling)
Looking for walking and cycling tours and trails in Kilkenny City and County? Below you will find a list of walks designed to show you the beauty of Kilkenny. Everything thing you could wish for to make your Kilkenny experience one to remember.
Starts from Primary School in Bennettsbridge where parking is available. Distance/Time is approx 4km/1hr. Terrain includes country roads, old laneways, woodland tracks, riverbank. Would suit all levels of fitness. Part of Trail Kilkenny.
Starting at the Trail Kilkenny Kiosk on the Parade, the loop takes you through the towns of Bennettsbridge, Stoneyford and Kells. Distance is 41 km and time is 2 to 3 hours. Terrain features country roads linking the main towns in south Kilkenny. One of the many exciting things to do in Kilkenny.
Experience the rich food and craft heritage of the Jerpoint area with our trail, which brings you up close with the producers and makers of some of Kilkenny’s iconic food and craft.
Join us for an unforgettable Cultural Sporting Experience and lets us show you how we do things - "The Kilkenny Way". Experience includes learning the basic skills of hurling and see the craftmanship of hurley making.
This stretch of the Nore Valley Walk takes you through diverse countryside, pastoral lands and woodland; rich in flora and fauna. There is the ruin of Grennan Castle at the start, followed by the pretty Dysart Woods and Dysart Castle.
Touch The Past
Touch The Past history tours are delivered by Amanda Pitcairn who employs her passion for the Middle Ages and public history. More than a mere observation of old buildings, Touch The Past Tours focus on the lives of specific Medieval characters as well as life in general for the majority of ordinary medieval people. Visitors 'dive' into the Middle Ages while meandering through the lanes of Ireland's historic built heritage.
Trail Kilkenny leads and facilitates the development, management and promotion of a range of high quality walking, cycling and other leisure trails for the benefit of visitors and residents of County Kilkenny.
Leave the 21st century behind and step through time to Medieval Kilkenny. Meet the characters who hold the key to Kilkenny's historical past and experience the city as you have never seen it before.
Explore the Barrow river towpath from our base in Graiguenamanagh and discover a real adventure for the whole family. The towpath is a flat grass track following the river as it meanders south towards the sea. Safe and traffic free bike trails.
The Windgap and Tullahought are contain a significant number of items of archaeological interest including Killamery Cross, Knockroe, Grotto, Kilmacoliver Loop Walk & Megalthic Tomb and Garryricken Nature Reserve.