In Inistioge Bikes can be hired from the Cois Abhann Community Centre.
Phone Number: 086 308 6996.
1. Inistioge to Thomastown Loop (18 km. Approx 80 mins cycling. Rise & fall 285m)
The Rock Road follows the river, views over the River Nore. Roadside picnic & viewing spot.
This charming route starting along the Rock Road connects two of Kilkenny’s most historic and vibrant towns and follows the curves of the picturesque Nore River, with its teaming salmon, ancient ruins and verdant surrounding woodlands.
2. Inistioge - Knockaderry Loop (15 km. Approx 70 mins cycling. Rise & fall: 282m)
A pleasant cycle skirting Woodstock Estate
This pleasant cycle skirts the renowned Woodstock Estate, whose stunning gardens overlooking the Nore Valley were laid out between 1840 and 1900 by William Tighe and his wife Lady Louisa Lennox.
3. Inistioge to Woodstock Estate (5.2 km. Approx 30 mins cycling. Rise & fall 160m.)
A short trip to Woodstock Estate & Arboretum
The Woodstock Estate itself is one of the most remarkable and beautiful environments in the country. The mix of formal and informal gardens includes walled, terraced and rose gardens. Saunter along the stunning Monkey Puzzle and Noble Fir Avenues, and don’t miss the world-class Arboretum, home to many fine specimen trees from Asia and South America.