- Distance from Hotel: 10 km/15mins
- Car park Charge €5 per day
The Ballyhoura Mountains straddle the borders of North Cork & South Limerick with views across the Golden Vale of the Munster heartlands. Known for its adventure, 96km of mountain bike trail stretches across the mountains. Trailriders, located at the trailhead hire bikes and equipment for visitors to take to the trails. Use of the Trails is free of charge and open all year round.
The Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails are also the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland and provides many options for off-road cycling in the mountains. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty singletrack with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits. The trails range from a moderate 6 kilometre Greenwood loop to the demanding Castlepook loop, over 50 kilometres in length!
The trail system, designed by one of the world leaders in the sport, is a challenging, one-way system constructed to give a challenging and rewarding ride.
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Charleville, Co. Cork:
The town of Charleville is delighted to be a part of The Munster Vales and The Ballyhoura Region.
The gorgeous mountain ranges of The Munster Vales provide a mix of soft outdoor recreational activities (walking, cycling and angling) historic, coastal and rural towns and villages, and numerous heritage and cultural attractions of scale and significance. The area boasts a year-round hospitality offering including a number of established festival and events, many of which celebrate the rich heritage and traditional culture of these mountain areas. Major tourism attractions in the Munster Vales area include, Doneraile Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, the Waterford Greenway, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park, Glen of Aherlow, Lough Gur & Lismore to name but a few!
“Rejuvenate yourself in Ireland’s richest fertile vales, where your reward will be the treasures you will find from arresting views at the majestic Rock of Cashel, to the ancient university town of Lismore. The stunning landscape in the farming heartland of Ireland will take your breath away from the depths of the valleys to the tops of the mountains.