Killeavy Castle Estate is set within some of the most spectacular and beautiful countryside in Northern Ireland. The Estate offers 350 acres of farm and woodland and we have created specific trails for exploring on foot and tracks for exploring by bicycle. Killeavy Castle Estate is set on the Eastern base of Slieve Gullion and is only a 5 minute cycle to the nearby Slieve Gullion Forest Park which offers additional walking and cycle paths to explore the natural landscape whilst taking in views over Carlingford Lough and Dundalk bay.
There is so much to explore and see in Newry and South Armagh, so we have put together a map of our favourite routes for you to find your way to local attractions and to give you some further guidance for your cycle. Make the most of your day and take in the breath-taking scenery and rediscover the land of history. Why not include a packed lunch from the Hotel to keep your energy up throughout your trip? Please ask at Reception for more details.
For those residents who have not brought a bike with you, you can easily hire an e-bike or mountain bicycle from our selection of bicycles. Just ask a member of the reception team for more details.
Traditional Bike Hire
We recommend Cubes Trail Motion bikes which are all about more control, more comfort and more fun. For the Stereo 120 HPC TM 29 they've built a completely new carbon main frame, incorporating all the features that make our Stereo 120 so popular - Agile Trail Geometry, covered rocker pivots, sleek lines and assured handling - in a new, lighter and stiffer format. Great for the challenged user to access the nearby forest roads.
We recommend the CUBE Compact Hybrid for gentle forest tracks, country roads, urban adventures and absolutely loads of Fun. Electric Assist Bikes are only legal for riders 14 years and older. The brand-new Compact Hybrid is something different – a purpose-built, small-wheeled Bosch e-bike that's designed to slot easily into anyone's life, reducing the need to travel by car and, well... just making things simpler. Because simpler is good, right?. Built around a one-size-fits-all frame and compact 20in wheels, it doesn't take up much room but adapts easily to any rider thanks to easily adjustable handlebar and saddle positions. The step-through frame design makes it easy to get on and off, and Bosch's Active Plus drive unit and 500Wh battery gives a smooth, quiet and completely hassle-free boost to your pedalling.
Hire rates are based on half day (3 hours) for £30 and a full day (6 hours) for £40 and two days for £60.
1. Helmet – must be worn at all times by the rider
2. Accessories pack – of a lock, tool, tube and pump
3. Support number – available 9am-5pm for telephone assistance
4. Electric Assist Bikes come with 1 full charge – for hires beyond 6h, we supply a charge cable within the accessories pack
1. Damage Waiver – accidents happen! Protect against accidental damage to the bike with our Waiver Scheme - highly recommended for peace of mind – doesn’t include loss/damage to accessories including the use of the spare tube.
2. Packed lunches – are available but are subject to 24 hours pre-booking