Dublins doorstep had a dangerous back yard. A land of rebels & redcoats, huntsmen & highwaymen, native clans & daring knights. The symbol of this wildness was the wolf, it once ran with them all but now is hidden in history.
One of the great things to do while visiting Dublin, our guided bike tour covers talks on Irish life, history & folklore, sometimes a darker shade of Irish green. We visit an ancient ring fort, horse stables (with demonstrations of the farm, war & hunting horse, plus meet an Irish Wolfhound!). We use a new lakeside trail the; Blessington Greenway, to the stately Russborough House (below), this palladian mansion has a cafe, house tour*, art collection, gardens, walks and artisan workshops to be explored. This landscape inspired movie locations for "P.S I Love You" "Braveheart" "King Arthur" and recently season 3 of "Vikings" . All on the main Road to Glendalough.
The tour requires a moderate level of fitness and is taken at a leisurely pace. The total distance covered is 15 miles (24km) but is broken into rest stages for tour talks (actual cycling time is approx 2hrs) Bikes are ADULT sizes only and the tour needs 5 on line bookings to run.