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Tour Operator: My Bike or Hike 6 hours Travel method:   Bicycle Region / Starts from: Dublin

The Tolka Tour

A Delightfully Refreshing Cycle Through Dublin’s Northside!


Explore Dublin’s Northside and discover its rich history while taking in fresh air and exercise. You will cycle through urban parkland and along coastline, rivers and canals with historic, engineering, sporting and ecological points of interest including:

This operates as a private group tour only


  • 6 - 7 hours (including optional stops for snack / lunch)
  • add 1.5 hours if joining Glasnevin Cemetery Tour
  • allow additional free time if visiting National Botanic Gardens

Essential Details

  • Private Group Tour
  • Capacity: from 2 (minimum) to 8 (maximum) persons
  • Availability: weekdays from April to October
  • Ability and confidence to ride a bike in and urban environment
  • Must have reasonable level of fitness and be in good health
  • Minimum Age 16
  • Start times: choose a time between 10am and 11:30am


  • Qualified local guide
  • Bikes & safety equipment (if required)
  • Guide can meet you at your accommodation if within walking distance (20 minutes / 1km) of tour start location - request in advance


  • Food and drink
  • Entrance tickets to Glasnevin Tour (entrance to National Botanic Gardens is free)


  • Capel St
  • River Liffey Quays
  • Custom House
  • Royal Canal Greenway
  • East Wall Residential Area
  • Clontarf Coastal Cycleway
  • St. Anne’s Park
  • Parnell Park, Home of Dublin GAA
  • Croke Park, GAA Headquarters
  • National Botanical Gardens & Glasnevin Cemetary (optional)
  • Lunch in the Gravedigger’s Pub (optional)
  • Tolka Valley Park Greenway
  • Phoenix Park
  • Chapelizod Village
  • River Liffey Cycleway
  • The War Memorial Gardens
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • National Museum of Modern Art, formerly Royal Kilmainham Hospital
  • Collins Barracks National Museum and Croppies Acre
  • Return to Capel St. along the River Liffey Quays


  • Bikes and equipment provided: from €230 (2 person group) to €320 (8 person group)
  • Group Rate of €200 applies if participants provide own bikes and equipment

If these rates don't apply to you, do get in touch and a personalised offer can be made for you

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* Full refund for cancellations of not less than 72 hours notice

* For cancellations of less than 72 hours notice, the full booking fee will be forfeited
Meeting point

37 Capel St, North City, Dublin, D01 X2E5
Important information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for cycling.

  • Bring raingear in case it rains

  • Bring water and snack if desirable

  • Safety helmet, high visibility vest and bike provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own helmet and high visibility vest

  • Participants are welcome to bring their own bicycle, but must notify Mybikeorhike in advance for appropriate discount to be applied

  • Participants will be required to sign participant consent form in advance of the tour for insurance purposes

Please arrive 15 minutes early!

For private tours, the start and finish points may be altered if requested by

the guests and only with advance agreement with the tour guide. The

route may also be shortened if desired by the guests. For public tours, this

is only possible with the agreement of all participants