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Set yourself free on the backroads of Kilkenny’s beautiful and historic countryside with Cycle Kilkenny Bike Hire. There are six different hubs with both standard and electric bikes for hire, offering a wide choice of stunning routes and places of interest to explore right across the county.

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Roam the Marble City on Two Wheels

Cycle Kilkenny Bike Hire has announced a new Countywide network of cycle hire hubs, opening up Kilkenny’s most historic and scenic areas for visitors to explore at their own pace on two wheels.

There are six different hire centres – at Inistioge, Thomastown, Windgap, Callan, Castlecomer and Graiguenamanagh – each one offering a choice of standard and electric bikes for full or half-day hire and a selection of stunning routes to appeal to cyclists of all abilities and interests.

Choose from;

  • One day and half day bike hire
  • Standard and electric bikes
  • Helmets and high-vis vests included
  • Recommended routes and details of local attractions supplied

 

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Take the Wheel to the Real Kilkenny

There are suggested routes/loops for each location which take you away from the main roads and into the heart of the Marble County:

Callan Kells Priory Loop
Kilcoran, Kells Loop Walk, Kells Priory,
Callan Famine Graveyard
23.7 km. 77 mins cycling. Rise: 118m. Fall: 115m

Callan Killamery Loop
Callan Famine Graveyard, Kilamery High Cross,
Mullinahone (Killaghy Castle) and Bowers Wood.
29.8 km. 96 mins cycling. Rise: 116m. Fall: 119m

Windgap Lingaun Loop
Killamery High Cross, Michael Hogan’s Grave,
Lingaun Valley, Knockroe Passage Tomb
20.9 km. 70 mins cycling. Up: 162m. Down: 169m

Windgap Ahenny Loop
Knockroe Passage Tomb, Ahenny High Crosses,
Tullahought loop walk and viewing tower
16.3 km. 63 mins cycling. Up: 207m. Down: 212m

Thomastown Kilfane Glen Loop
Kilfane, Kilfane Glen & Waterfall , Kiljames
12.6 km. 44 mins cycling. Up: 121m. Down: 121m.

Thomastown to Inistioge
Mostly quiet roads. Mill Road outside Inistioge is a quiet secondary road partially shaded by trees.
9.5 km. 40 mins cycling. Up: 147m. Down: 170m

Inistioge to Thomastown
The Rock Road follows the river, views over the River
Nore. Roadside picnic & viewing spot.
8.6 km. 40 mins cycling. Up: 139m. Down: 115m

Inistioge – Knockaderry Loop
A pleasant cycle skirting Woodstock Estate
14.9 km. 69 mins cycling. Up: 282m. Down: 282m

Inistioge to Woodstock Estate
A short trip to Woodstock Estate & Arboretum
5.2 km. 30 mins cycling. Up: 160m. Down: 160m.

Castlecomer to Ballyragget Loop
Old Ballyragget Road and back through forestry
25.3 km. 102 mins cycling. Up: 406m. Down: 407m

Castlecomer to Dunmore Cave Loop
To Dunmore Cave and back via Tinalinton & Old
Ballyragget Road
28.4 km. 105 mins cycling. Up: 369m. Down: 370m.

Graiguenamanagh to St. Mullins
Explore the scenic Barrow Way
8.0 km. 105 mins cycling. Elevation gain: 188m.

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Book Your Bike and Plan Your Adventure Today

Visitors can book their bike and plan their adventure directly from:

Inistioge Cois Abhann Community Centre, 086 308 6996.
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm. Weekends by appt.

Thomastown The Tower House B&B, 085 101 2754.
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 8pm.

Windgap Lakeside Shop and Tea Rooms, 051 626944.
Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 4pm,
10.30 – 2pm Saturday or by appt

Callan Steppes Bar, 085 154 2775.
Monday – Sunday 9.30am – 8pm.

Castlecomer The Parlour, 083 822 0601
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 8pm

Graiguenamanagh Waterside Guesthouse, 059 972 4246

BOOK YOUR BIKE AND PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY

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