The open plains and relative lack of hills, means that Kildare is a wonderful destination for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Get out there and discover and use the many routes, walkways, cycle tracks and waterways that are available to us here in Kildare.
From Monasterevin to Athy, along the river barrow or grand canal, you’ll find lovely places to cycle, taking in beautiful scenery, the many bridges, lock house and mills, and the boats and barges along the way.
The greenway route between Naas and Sallins provides excellent space and ground for leisurely cycles or the Greenway from Maynooth, all along the Royal Canal to Kilcock and further on again.
Many of these routes are accessible to everyone and there are plenty of things to see along the way. If taking the routes along the Kildare waterways does not suit, there are plenty of other places to visit for a cycle.
The Moat of Ardscull near Kilmeade outside Athy has parking, picnic, and seating areas, with plenty of wildlife and scenery to view. The Mullaghreeelan forest between Kilkea and Castledermot provides a very tranquil place to walk, trek or just to relax and not too far away from there are the historical High Cross Moone, Bolton Abbey and Castle at Moone, Timolin. There are plenty of open spaces to cycle on the Curragh of Kildare too.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, numerous events and activities in Kildare may have been postponed or cancelled and a lot businesses and venues may be temporarily closed. We recommend you to check with relevant businesses and/or venues for latest updates.
The Guinness Storehouse may be the home of the famous tipple but delve a little deeper and you will discover that its birthplace lies here in County Kildare.
My Bike or Hike provides guided tours that are off the beaten path, delivered in a sustainable way, with a true local expert.
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