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.
Come explore and enjoy some fun at the farm or stay in our campsite full of mod cons at the delightfully idyllic Nore Valley. Take time out and stroll around the energetic farm while the children play in an interactive and relaxed setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed the ducks and turkeys as well as learning a great deal of knowledges about your Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones, biscuits and plenty of other delicious treats while the boys rip up the tracks on our Go-Karting race course. With endless things to do at Nore Valley, there is something for the whole family.
Starting at the the Trail Kilkenny Kiosk on The Parade in Kilkenny City. Distance is 27km and time is approx 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Terrain includes river side roads and rural laneways and would suit leisure self sufficient cyclists.
This route is the most challenging in the Trail Kilkenny portfolio of cycling trails. It winds its way through rural North Kilkenny bringing the cyclist through beautiful villages like Freshford and Castlecomer.
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.
Shenanigans - The Kilkenny City Walk is the fun way to experience historic Kilkenny City, the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Blending comedy, magic, history, whimsical fun and plenty of Shenanigans our guides will take you on a jolly jaunt tracing Kilkenny City’s fascinating Medieval Mile, regaling you with unique anecdotes, fun facts and a good dollop of irreverent humour, craíc and mischief. Not just a guided tour ... a MIS-guided tour!
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 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.