The Lakes and Uplands - 4 hour tour

Lough Derg Lookout

This tour takes you uphill to beautiful panoramic views of Lough Derg, and then down to the Lake Shore at Castlelough, Garrykennedy and Youghal Quay.

Important Information

What do I need to wear?

You need to wear comfortable clothing. Lightweight rain gear is always advisable.

What do I have to pay?

The price for this tour is 75 per person

How long is the tour?

The tour is 4 hours. Because of the distance and the hills involved in this route, it is recommended only for experienced cyclists.

How can I purchase a ticket?

You can book your slot at the Nenagh Tourist Office, or online. Guided tours must be purchased in advance, by close of business the day before.

How many people will there be on the tour?

We have a maximum of 6 people per tour

Where does the tour begin?

The tour begins from the Nenagh Tourist Office, although it can also begin from your accommodation by prior arrangement, within 20kms of Nenagh. Tour route may vary depending on the start point.


The Lookout - fantastic views of Lough Derg

The Lookout

The Lookout is a viewing area in the Arra Range, where you can look down on the Lake from on high, viewing Counties Tipperary, Clare and Galway.



Castlelough is a small townland on the lake shore, featuring a beach, a ruined church, a castle and woodland. The woodland is a great place for a lake-side stroll.



Visit the Lough Derg shore at beautiful and historic Garrykennedy. Here you will find a harbour, a castle and beautiful woodland. You can also pause for refreshments at the coffee van or at Larkins pub.

More Information - Lakes and Uplands Tour

This tour takes you up in the Arra Mountain Range for some great lake views before descending to some of the beautiful spots on the shores of Lough Derg.

The tour takes in the Lookout, followed by Castlelough, Garrykennedy and Youghal Quay.

The tour starts and ends in Nenagh, and is recommended only for experienced cyclists due to the hill climbs and the distance involved. Refreshments are available in Garrykennedy, at either the coffee van or Larkins pub (cost not included in the price of the tour).

Please note that the tour can also begin and end at your accommodation, by arrangement.

The map below shows the Lakes and Uplands Tour starting from Nenagh.