The road to Clonee

Hill of Tara Cycle Loop

Distance: 88km
Climbing: 291m

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This route takes you out of Dublin City and traverses the Dublin and Meath countryside to reach an important historical site in the Hill of Tara.

You return on a route close to but different from the way you left the city. It’s a loop – nobody likes out-and-backs, do they?

It’s a fairly flat route with nothing too strenuous on it.

Attractions

The Phoenix Park is said to be the largest city park in Europe and is where Dubliners go for a slice of the countryside and to run, cycle, relax or play sports.

The Wellington Monument is a large obelisk built for the Duke of Wellington.

The Papal Cross saw 1 million people gather to see the Pope celebrate mass in 1979.

The Hill of Tara has been important for about as long as people have lived in Ireland. It is said to be the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and there are several archaeological treasures on the hill.

Hill of Tara Cycle Loop Useful Info

Although this route lies off the main roads, you can still expect plenty of traffic as it you cycle near Dublin City and its environs.

The start and finish at the Phoenix Park beside Heuston Station – only a short ride from the city centre.

You can combine this ride with the Phoenix Park Cycle Loop if you still have energy left at the end.

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Phoenix Park Cycle Loop

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