The Tolka Tour

The Tolka Tour My Bike or Hike
The Tolka Tour Route Map My Bike or Hike
The Tolka Tour Route

Duration – 6 to 7 Hours approx.

 Skill/Fitness Level: Moderate

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From €32.50 per person, including bike & equipment hire

A delightfully refreshing cycle through Dublin’s Northside, taking in the Clontarf coastal cycle path and the scenic Tolka River !

Essential Details

  • Distance: 40 km / 25 miles
  • Duration: 6- 7 hours (including stops for snack & lunch – add 1.5 hours joining Glasnevin Cemtery Tour)
  • Capacity: from 2 (minimum) to 8 (maximum) persons
  • Availability: Weekdays from 1st April to 31st October
  • Start Time: 09:00 am

About

Explore Dublin’s Northside and discover its rich history while taking in fresh air and exercise. You will cycle through urban parkland and along coastline, rivers and canals with historic, engineering, sporting and ecological points of interest including:

  • Grand Canal “Silicon” Docks
  • Samuel Beckett Bridge & a 19th Century Diving Bell
  • 200-Year-Old North Bull Wall & Bull Island
  • St. Anne’s Park Developed by the Guinness family
  • Parnell Park, Home of Dublin GAA
  • Croke Park, GAA Headquarters and 3rd Largest Stadium in Europe
  • National Botanical Gardens & Glasnevin Cemetary
  • Lunch in the Gravedigger’s Pub
  • Tolka Valley Park Cycleway
  • Phoenix Park
  • Chapelizod Village and the River Liffey Cycleway
  • The War Memorial Gardens
  • Historic Kilmainham Gaol
  • National Museum of Modern Art, formerly Royal Kilmainham Hospital
  • Original Guinness Brewery and Surrounding Area of The Liberties
  • Christchurch Cathedral, originally established in the 11th Century
  • Dublin Castle, formerly the Adminstrative Centre of Imperial Rule
  • Trinity College, Ireland’s Oldest University Established in 1592

Key to Skill/Fitness Levels:

Basic

Guests should be in general good health with a basic level of fitness, able to walk at a leisurely pace for upto 3 hours with regular rest stops

Moderate

Guests should be in general good health with a good level of fitness, able to walk, hike or cycle at a moderate pace for upto 5 hours with regular rest stops

Advanced

Guests should be in general good health with a strong level of fitness, able to walk, hike or cycle at a moderate pace for over 5 hours with occasional rest stops

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