Private e-Bike Tour in Carlingford and The Cooley Peninsula

Private e-Bike Tour in Carlingford and The Cooley Peninsula

This tour is an amazing opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna, history and scenery of Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula on new, top of the range, Irish designed and built Kuma S2 eBikes. We guarantee a fun filled, informative and enjoyable 6 hours. The e-bikes ensure no one feels left out.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Carlingford, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




This tour is an amazing opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna, history and scenery of Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula on new, top of the range, Irish designed and built Kuma S2 eBikes. We guarantee a fun filled, informative and enjoyable 6 hours. The e-bikes ensure no one feels left out.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Carlingford, Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula, County Louth

The tour will start with a short guided walking tour of the historical centre of Carlingford undertaken by an experienced Carlingford Heritage guide

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: King John’s Castle, R173, Carlingford Ireland

Having been fitted with a helmet and eBike adjusted to optimal safe riding position, we will depart for King John’s Castle a few hundred metres away. King John’s Castle is now also known as Carlingford Castle. The history of the Castle and its significance will be explained by the Carlingford Heritage guide

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Carlingford Marina, North Commons, Carlingford Ireland

Construction of Carlingford Marina started in the 1980s and the landslide buildings were completed in 2001. The Marina is home to a unique Concrete Ship – Cretegaff – commissioned in 1917 and launched in 1920. It is the last surviving floating example of 66 concrete ships launched in the Uk between 1918 and 1920. There will also be a comfort break and an opportunity to have a drink at the Rabelo Bistro at the Marina. The Marina is also home to OnYerBike bike hire and so there will be a final bike safety check before the group depart.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Carlingford to Omeath Greenway, Carlingford Ireland

The Marina is the start point for the Carlingford Lough Greenway which runs 7km along the trackbed of the old Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway. There are many railway relics to spot but the real beauty of the Carlingford Lough Greenway is the breathtaking scenery around Lough itself, the Mourne and Cooley Mountains.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Omeath, Omeath, Cooley Peninsula, County Louth

Whilst plans are afoot to extend the Greenway, today it ends at Omeath Pier. There are amazing views here across the Lough to Warrenpoint and Rostrevor and a chance to take a comfort break, replenish water supplies and learn a little about the fascinating history of Omeath

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Long Woman’s Grave, Windy Gap, Omeath Dundalk, Omeath Ireland

If there is a single reason to have a fabulous eBike, it is to cycle up the hill out of Omeath to Long Woman’s Grave, an ascent of 289 metres. At the summit of the road at Windy Gap is Long Woman’s Grave and you’ll learn all about the history of how a very tall lady ended up being buried there !

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Templetown, Templetown, County Wexford

An enjoyable descent from Long Woman’s Grave will take us to Templetown, so named because this is where The Knights Templar were based to protect the pilgrims on the Camino. Here you will visit Medieval Kilwirra Church (ruins) and ‘Blue Flag’Templetown Beach. As a point of interest, President Joe Biden visited Kilwirra Church on his state visit to his ancestral home in 2016 when he was Vice President. There is so much to see on this tour !

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ballagan, Co. Louth, Ireland

From Templetown we will cycle to Whitestown and then on to the picturesque Ballagan shore. Depending in the day, we should be able to visit the famous Lily Finnegan’s coastal Irish pub in Whitestown – famous for the fact that it is just a fabulous traditional Irish pub and because President Joe Biden’s cousins are locals. Joe Biden’s ancestors emigrated from Whitestown to the USA during the Famine. Lots of local characters to meet here !

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St James Well, Muchgrange, Muchgrange, Greenore, Dundalk Ireland

When St James visited the Cooley Peninsula he drank from a well at Muchgrange. Whilst enjoying a sip or two of delicious Cooley Mountain water, the Devil danced around him, leaving his footprints in the stone around the well. You will see these yourself

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Greenore, Greenore, Cooley Peninsula, County Louth

A unique ‘model village’ built by the London & North Western Railway Company in Victorian Times to house the workers that built Greenore Port and the Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway. There is much to do and see and whilst in Greenore learn about the history. There are cafes in Greenore, a golf club and the original Victorian buildings are in splendid condition. The Carlingford Lough Ferry departs from Greenore across the Lough to Greencastle in Northern Ireland (which forms part of another full day tour!). Whilst not guaranteed to be seen, a solitary bottle-nosed dolphin named Finn took up residence in Carlingford Lough last year and is often seen from the shoreline.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Carlingford, Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula, County Louth

A nice circular tour of around 30 km completes back in Carlingford where it began. A refreshing beverage can then be enjoyed at the option of the tour guests at one of the many fine pubs and cafes in Carlingford

Duration: 15 minutes