High Nelly Hire & Trail
Hire: We are very proud to say that this is the only place you can hire an original authentic High Nelly bicycle, some of which are 70 to 80 years of age! High Nelly Bicycles are available to hire on a daily basis for just €10.
Included with your bicycle is:
– Hi-Vis Jacket.
– Bicycle Clips.
– Safety Glasses.
– Bicycle Pump.
The pick-up point for your bicycle is at The Lodge (the front gates of Castle Durrow) on The Square where a brief safety talk will be given. A route map is also available upon request.
Trail: Looking for something different to do that’s both healthy and enjoyable? Want to see where the World Record for the largest gathering of High Nellies took place? Then take a vintage-style tour of Durrow and its environs using a genuine High Nelly bicycle! – Experience not only an alternative form of bygone transport but also enjoy a different perspective on Durrow village and its surrounding landscapes.
“Setting off on the High Nelly trail – it’s like stepping into your grandfather’s shoes!”
The High Nelly vintage bicycle gives you a totally different perspective on buildings and the countryside than that experienced in motorised transport or even on a racing bike! Take the opportunity to stop at designated points on your route map. Collect your bike, safety equipment and map and take off on your High Nelly round trip!
The Elephant and Castle Bicycle Trail:
In association with Castle Durrow Hotel, the Elephant and Castle Trail offers visitors and guests the opportunity to explore the landscape around south County Laois. Set off from Castle Durrow and return to the Boat House, at the Old Bridge. Each trail caters for 12 participants and includes two electric High Nellies for those cyclists feeling less energetic but keen to explore the countryside. Cyclists will have the option of self-guiding; stopping as they like along the route
map, which is also available also on a downloadable application. Alternatively, cyclists can avail of a guide who can tailor the journey to their needs.
Details on the Trail and Downloadable App: You can read all about this trail at the EveryTrail website and download an App to your phone here… http://www.everytrail.com/guide/elephant-and-castle-bicycle-trail
Enquiries to: Bob Campion, Bob’s Bar, The Old Bridge, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Phone: International: +353 87 6165484 Local: (087) 6165484.