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Cycling route around Faithlegg Waterford

  • 04-11-2021 10:10am
    Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ dafman

    hi , heading to Faithlegg house hotel in Waterford in Decemebr for 2 night break , would anyone here have good cycling route from there that would take in approx. 80kms with bit of climbing . thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭ Exiled1

    Great cycling area.

    Passage, Ferry (€2,) Duncannon, Hook lighthouse, return to New Ross, Waterford, Faithlegg.

    Passage, Dunmore East, Tramore, Bunmahon/Annestown, Kilmacthomas, Greenway, Waterford Faithlegg.

    Up and down coastal routes except for Greenway.

    Don't have Strava/Komoot routes but you can easily get them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ TheBlaaMan

    You'll have no problem with finding "bit of climbing" fact there is a climb that touches 21% just outside the front gate of the hotel ! I'd go further to say that its pretty much all up & down in the area and you will do well to do less than 600m of climbing in any 80km route that you pick. Probably bring a bike with decent tyres, 28mm if you can and maybe mudguards as the roars in the are can be pretty........mixed, esp. in December.

    A loop into Cheekpoints and back via Passage East, Dunmore East and Tramore, perhaps on to Fenor ann then over as far as Kilmeaden and back via Waterford city will see you close enough to 80km (and 800m +).

    Alternatively take the ferry across the river from Passage East and there is another monster hill right at the pier on the Ballyhack side (18% or so) and lost of options for loops towards Hook Head or just sample a bit of the area around Duncannon and then back to the ferry and pick up some of the above route to get up the KMs

    Another option similar to @exiled1 suggests would be to head to Passage East on to Woodstown and then over to Tramore and out the copper coast road to Bunmahon returning back towards Waterford via Kill and Kilmeaden will throw in plenty of short sharp climbs to make toy feel like it was a recce for Liege Bastogne Liege.....

    Lots of options. Choose on the day based on the wind direction as the roads can be heavy and it can be very blustery along the coast.

  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ dafman

    Lads thanks for replies with great info , good to have prior info before arriving , loads of options and hopefully bit of half decent weather , it wont be the sunny south east but dry south east would do :) cheers