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Kells to Virginia Circular Cycle Route

Ireland > Meath > Kells
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameKells to Virginia Circular
Distance : miles (km)53  (85.30)
Posted Byipc
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationCavan Road (N3)
End LocationCavan Road (N3)
Cycle Steps
Something for everyone on this nice circular exploration of this corner of Meath/Cavan.

Starts off with an a undualting run along the Kells to Oldcastle road, usually relatively light traffic, with some lovely stretches. We continue to follow the regional road to virginia wiht more rolling hills. Then off piste, through Cavan backroads before crossing the kells kingcourt road for a challenging hill at Screebogue.

We can refuel at Carlanstown before a nice flat stretch avoiding the main roads all the way back to kells with the final stretch past the manicured lawns of the Headfort golf club.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Kells has lots of monastic points of interest (Colmcilles house, round tower) Loughcrew house and gardens and the Loughcrew Cairns are a short diversion off the Kells Oldcastle route after Patrickstown.

Virignia is a nice example of Cavan town and last shop till Tierworker. Screebogue hill is the most challenging climb of the journey. Carlanstown is chance to refuel before last stretch to Kells.

Cycling Clubs located in this region
Lakeside wheelers
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