Once lock down restrictions have eased and travel to the Emerald Isle becomes a real possibility again, family trips are sure to become a popular choice for those planning on a vacation in Ireland. One of the best ways to bond with loved ones is to book a family trip and there is no better way to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery Ireland has to offer by hiking and cycling.
Reconnect with family, nature and the outdoors by cycling and hiking. Cycling is healthy, sustainable, takes us away from crowds, and its popularity only looks set to continue once COVID19 restrictions ease.
One of the popular cycle routes from Waterford to Dungarvan is the Waterford Greenway which is a 46km cycle route.
Just three years old, this reboot of an old railway line has been a great tourism success and is also a popular choice for those embarking on a honeymoon in Ireland. Highlights of the route include the Victorian railway tunnel near Durrow, Ballyvoile viaduct, Mount Congreve Gardens, and small pleasures like pastries at Coach House Coffee in Kilmacthomas or the sweet counter at O’Mahony’s Siopa Beag in Durrow.
Another popular cycle route is the Phoenix Park in Ireland’s capital city Dublin. Featuring pedestrian and cycle only avenues and it features stunning scenery of Dublin city as well as nature including the wild fallow deer. The park also is home to Ireland’s president as well as the historic Farmleigh house and the country’s largest zoo; Dublin Zoo.
In the heart of the Ring of Kerry is the scenic town of Killarney which is home to a stunning cycle loop through Killarney National Park. The 10km cycle loop is flat route following traffic-free paths as it loops around Muckross Lake in Killarney National Park. Stunning lakes, ancient oak forests, Muckross House, Ross Castle and spectacular mountain views provide plenty photo opportunities. Not forgetting Ireland’s only herd of red deer, as well as the ‘Meeting of the Waters’, where the three Killarney lakes coalesce.
When it comes to Ireland travel, whatever part of the country you decide to venture to on your next trip, you’ll be sure to have the vacation of a lifetime!