Hills, Crafts and Coffee - 3 hour tour


This tour starts from the Killaloe and takes you through the hills to Tuamgraney and Scariff before returning along the Lough Derg shore.

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 2 hours.

How can I purchase a ticket?

You can book your slot at the Killaloe Hotel and Spa, 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 in Killaloe Hotel and Spa, from the front car park.


Photo by Discover Lough Derg


Tuamgraney is a very historic market town, featuring the oldest Church still in regular use in Ireland, as well as the Wilde Irish Chocolates factory and McKernan Woollen Mill.

Photo by Discover Lough Derg


Scariff is a short distance from Tuamgraney, and is a market town which includes the East Clare Community Co-Operative, where you can admire the local crafts and/or get a coffee and vegetarian food at the Garden Cafe.



From Ogonnelloe to Scariff you will be able to enjoy many beautiful views of Lough Derg. The tour also takes you along the edge of the Aughinish Woods, featuring many ancient oak trees.

More Information - Hills, Crafts and Coffee

This tour takes you up the south western edge of Lough Derg, to Tuamgraney and Scariff.

The tour starts in Killaloe, Co. Clare, and is suited to cyclists of all abilities. The tour heads north along a back road into the hills, before arriving at Tuamgraney. Here you can visit St Cronan's, the oldest church still in regular use in Ireland, or you can visit McKernan Woollen Mills, or you can visit Wilde Ireland Chocolates factory. Or you may wish to do all 3!

Please note that tours are available at Wilde Irish Chocolates, where you can make your own bar of chocolate. If you wish to participate in this, then pre-booking is advisable, via the 'Book an Experience' link at the website, at an additional cost of 8.50.

Next, we continue to Scariff, which is a scenic market town. Here you can visit the East Clare Community Co-operative, where you can view local crafts, or you can pause for a coffee and/or lunch at the gorgeous Garden Cafe.

Next we will head back to Killaloe via Ogonnelloe. Here you will see fantastic views of Lough Derg, and we will divert onto forest roads on the edge of the oak woods at Aughinish.

When booking this tour, please select which of the activities you are most interested in, so that we can ensure there is enough time to fit everything in.

The map below shows the Hills, Crafts and History Tour.