We use cookies, just to track visits to our website, we store no personal details. Close

 

2 mile marker indicates every 2 miles

Kildare to Birr (day 2 Crossing Ireland) Cycle Route



Ireland > Laois > Newbridge
Print this routePrint   Download this cycle route in GPX FormatGPX
Cycle Route Details
Route NameKildare to Birr (day 2 Crossing Ireland)
Distance : miles (km)54.07  (87.02)
Duration(hh:mm)05:24
Difficulty
Posted ByOgwen
Calories Burned kcal
(login and provide your weight for more accurate calories burned)
Cycle Route Location
CountryIreland
Town/CityNewbridge
County/RegionLaois
Start LocationStation Road (R415), Kildare
End LocationRailway Road (R440), Birr
Cycle Steps
Again I attempted to follow country lanes and minor roads throughout. Kildangen was the first town I passed through where I stopped for breakfast. Easy cycling then took me Portlaoise for lunch.

A nice town with everything you could ask for. More easy and pleasant cycling to Ballyfin. After Ballyfin the route becomes steeper and harder as it climbs over the Slieve Bloom Mountains, as a result of which I have given this route a grade 7 for difficulty.

Before the descent though there is a piknic site to rest at and admire the views to the west. A long gliding descent (watch out for army tanks hidden in the forests) brings you to the village of Kinnitty where I stopped for some coffee.

Wish I had time to have stayed longer. Easy cycling thankfully leads on to Birr. A good cafe just as you turn right towards the centre of the town, on the left hand side of the road. Birr was a another nice and welcoming town.
Near By Cycle Shops
Portlaoise Halfords
Your comments?

Go Back