Cycling in Kilkenny | Kilkenny Tourism

Cycling in Kilkenny


Our Kilkenny Tourism website has a great selection of cycling activities to do in Kilkenny. Choose from sports including:
Adventure activities, bowling, golf, swimming, fishing, walking and much, much more.

When it comes to cycling in Kilkenny, Kilkenny has it all.

Kilkenny City

Experience Irish hospitality while having an enjoyable easy-paced cycling around the medieval capital of Ireland with photo opportunities and historical information provided at each destination. Tours at 10am and 2pm.

North Kilkenny Cycle Route Castlecomer Freshford Tullaroan

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.

East Kilkenny Cycle Route Gowran Graiguenamanagh Thomastown Bennettsbridge Kilkenny

Passing through Gowran, Graiguenamanagh, Thomastown and Bennettsbridge. This route is a scenic cycling route linking the most historic and culturally significant towns in east Kilkenny. Distance is 64km featuring rolling country roads & laneways.

North Kilkenny Cycle Loop

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.

South Kilkenny Cycle Loop Bennettsbridge Stoneyford Kells

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.

Waterside Bike & Hike in Kilkenny

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.


Graiguenamanagh is a scenic riverside town nestled in the picturesque Barrow Valley.

The Graiguenamanagh Heritage Trail is a walking tour that explores the rich and interesting history of this village from the arrival of the Cistercian Monks in 1204 through to the present day.