Looking for a leisurely cycle along a greenway with the family or your better half? or fueling the adrenaline with a ride along the world famous Ballyhoura mountains? Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland and there is ever developing traffic-free cycling routes network. We have a list of places to go cycling in Cork, which are all close to the Carrigaline Court Hotel, for you to take on your next visit to the rebel county!
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Crosshaven Cycle Path
A 5km off road combined foot and cycle path linking Crosshaven to Carrigaline. This greenway route is entirely off road, making it a very safe option for cyclists and pedestrians. Route is level, as it is located on the former railway, making it ideal for cycling! This is one of the best cycling routes in Cork!
This is one of many places to go cycling in Cork! The Passage West to Rochestown Cycle Route was completed by Cork County Council in 2009. This combined foot and cycle path is 4.8 kilometers and links Passage West and Rochestown to Cork City Centre. Most of the route is off road, which makes it safe for cyclists and pedestrians (pedestrians have the right of way). It is also level, as it is located on a former railway line (same line as Crosshaven Cycle Path) and is ideal for cyclists and is a family friendly cycle route in Cork. This is a route that appears on the Cork greenway map! Take in the sights on this route, as you travel past the Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Marina and Pairc Ui Chaoimh!
Cork City Cycle Tour
How does cycling in Cork City sound? Explore Cork’s intriguing history and vibrant culture. Cycle through colourful streets, city parks and riverside pathways. The tour includes the Shakey bridge, Shandon, University College Campus, Elizabeth Fort and Churches and Cathedrals. Cork boasts over 30 bridges and over 20 church spires. See how many you can count as you explore the city.
For more information visit www.beyondtheglass.ie
Ballyhoura Mountain Biking
Situated on the Limerick/Cork border and 80km away by car (1hr 36mins) are the Ballyhoura Mountains!
Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails are the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland! 98km of trails including forest road climbs, tight twisty single-track with loads of ups and downs, board walk, tight turns and technical rocky sections are guaranteed to leave you smiling. In our opinion, this is one of the best off road cycle trails in Cork!
Facilities at the trailhead include map boards, car parking, toilets, showers and bike wash facilities. On arrival, there is a secure car park with monitored CCTV cameras. For more information visit the Ballyhoura Website
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