The River Slaney

Wexford Town Cycle Loop

Distance: 44km
Climbing: 290m

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This easy ride takes you along the beautiful bank of the River Slaney before heading east to the magnificent Curracloe Beach where Saving Private Ryan was filmed.

You can visit the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve on the way back to Wexford Town.

This is a great way to see some of the countryside around Wexford Town. There are no long hills on the route.

Attractions

The Irish National Heritage Park examines 9000 years of Irish History on a 35 cre site.

The Slaney River – cycle along the bank of the river in a beautiful spot.

Curracloe beach is one of the largest and best beaches in the country.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is host to thousands of ducks, geese and swans at various times of the year.

Wexford Town Loop Useful Info

You are on the N1 for about a kilometre. You ride uphill on a shoulder. The shoulder disappears but a couple of hundred metres later you turn left onto a backroad. The second half of the route is often on R roads – there are no realistic alternatives.

There are several trains a day from Dublin to Rosslare that stop at Gorey. There are two bike spaces per train so be sure to book ahead. Irish Rail has all the details and online booking.

Obviously, the beach is less likely to be crowded on a weekday.

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