Summer is a great time of year to get out on your bike and enjoy a cycle, the weather is fine
and the days are longer. This Summer, Outdoor Kilkenny is urging people to get out and take
advantage of the good weather and take a bike ride on one of its spectacular cycling routes.
While we may still be limited in the distance we can travel right during the Summer months,
there are lots of options to explore, to get you started Outdoor Kilkenny has picked three of
1. A CYCLE THROUGH MEDIEVAL KILKENNY CITY
Take a leisurely cycle through the medieval streets of the city centre. Beginning at Kilkenny
Castle, making your way down High Street towards St. Canices Cathedral and coming back
around via Kieran Street – Take in some of the city’s most loved tourist attractions along
your way, from Castle to Cathedral, and lots of medieval magic in between.
2. THE CANAL WALK
Beginning at Canal Square in the city centre, taking in the shadow of Kilkenny Castle as you
cycle alongside the River Nore down the Canal Walk out towards the Bennettsbridge Rd and
returning to the City Centre via the Lacken Walk. It is particularly beautiful during the
3. CYCLE ALONGSIDE THE RIVER BARROW IN GRAIGUENAMANAGH
Known to be one of the most beautiful riverside trails in the country, take a cycle along
the River Barrow towpath. Make sure to pack a bag, as there are plenty of unique spots to
stop for a picnic along the way as you explore miles and miles of stunning countryside.
Kilkenny Cycling Tours are currently offering long-term bike rental for the duration of the
lockdown period. You can contact Jason at 0868954961 for more information. Or Visit Trail
Kilkenny for more information on the cycling trails and routes.
Commenting on the many cycling trails and routes around Kilkenny, Gareth Alcorn from
Outdoor Kilkenny said; “Summer is an ideal time to take in the stunning countryside along
the river banks and through the picturesque towns of Kilkenny on bike. Whether you are
looking for an easy-going family cycle, or a more challenging expedition that takes in forest,
hills and trails – Kilkenny has something to suit all levels of cyclists.”
For more info visit www.visitkilkenny.ie
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