Cycle from Reen pier on the shores of lough Leane through the Demesne and on to Knockreer
Start this beautiful and easygoing cycle closely situated to Killarney Town at Ross Castle ( 5 minute cycle from our shop) and peddle your way along the shores of lough leane on paved roads beautifully winding their way through the forestry and grasslands of Knockreer.
This is a cycle for all the family with its close proximity to the Town and it is a great area to catch a sighting of a herd of native Red Deer.
There are stunning views of the surrounding mountains and of lough leane also in this area and some really beautiful, short walks if you want to drop the bike for a while and take in the beauty . Cycling up by the deenagh river take a break at the lovley Deenagh Lodge for a coffee and something to eat with a view of St. Mary's Cathedral just over the bridge.
You can then cycle up tp the site of Knockreer house where once was Killarney house, a huge mansion buuilt by the Earl of Kenmare. That buiding burned down in the early 1900s but you can still see the brick of this building which was subsequently used in the building of the post office and Market cross buildings in the town.
There is also a fantastic playground near the deenagh lodge where children can play for free should they feel the need to be off the bikes for a bit.
This cycle usually takes no more than two hours to complete when counting in short breaks for pictures and something to eat. Ideal for all levels of fitness and age groups and fully paved all the way round this is a great cycle for all the family and very close to the town while still giving you great views of surrounding mountains, lakes,native woodlands and wildlife.