Ride to Adventure: The Best Bike Trails Cork Has To Offer!

Ride to Adventure: The Best Bike Trails Cork Has To Offer!

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Cork is a cyclist's paradise, with the perfect combination of breathtaking scenery and challenging terrain. Every corner brings something new - from rolling hillsides to tranquil riverside paths - offering an inspiring journey for cyclists of all skill levels! So why not escape on your next cycling holiday to this beautiful city and explore Ireland like never before?

You can start your mammoth Wild Atlantic Way adventure in Cork county, take in the scenery and wildlife on the Crosshaven Cycle Path or take on the 98km's of mountain bike trails at Ballyhoura! 

Once you've read up on the cycle routes to try on your visit to Cork, why not have a look at our blog posts for the activities that are available to do here. You can find them on the following buttons below:

Cycling Routes
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    The table above lists all the best bike trails around Cork. Click on each name to be taken straight to the part of the blog post for that route.

    Unlock the Secrets of Cork's Biking Routes

    Cork has with many places to explore from the saddle! Have a look below at the cycle routes listed on the interactive map and click on the buttons below the map for each route, for further information before you travel. The purple icons on the map indicate some local bike hire places. Check them out for prices on their website before you rent.

    Wild Atlantic Way

    Journey along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way to discover the dreamy coastline of County Cork. Revel in a sensory feast at Malin Head, where you can gaze out over stunning sea views or take time out to appreciate tranquil moments and captivating landscapes. Delve into the heartland of Mizen Peninsula - soak up sun rays on its beaches; marvel at dramatic cliffs and fishing villages that capture all that is special about this region. From north Donegal down south towards Kinsale town, explore every corner – an unforgettable experience awaits!

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    Crosshaven Cycle Path

    Explore the beautiful countryside around Cork and make a connection between two towns with one of its best cycling routes: the 5km off-road greenway linking Crosshaven to Carrigaline! This route is traffic-free, as it lies along an old railway track. With no inclines or declines on your journey, cyclists can take in some captivating views without worrying about any extra effort needed - perfect for those leisurely weekend rides.

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    Passage West Greenway

    The Passage West to Rochestown Cycle Route is perfect for cyclists looking to explore the Cork region! Completed in 2009 by Cork County Council, this 4.8km path between Passage West and Rochestown presents a mostly traffic-free, level journey; it follows an old railway line (the same as Crosshaven) that operated from 1860 until 1932. Taking advantage of off-road sections near Cork city makes riding pleasurable for all cycling abilities, especially since families can enjoy the route together too!

    Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Path

    The Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Route is enjoyed by thousands of cyclists each year! This scenic valley route offers a tranquil off-road adventure from Donnybrook to Douglas Village. Cork County Council, with the help of funding from the National Transport Authority, has made this beautiful stretch accessible to walkers and cyclists alike by making several upgrades to the routes over the last few years!

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    MTB: Ballyhoura

    The trails of Ballyhoura Mountains offer an unparalleled biking experience for those looking to get off the beaten path. With 98km of routes that run through forest roads, tight winding singletracks with plenty of ups and downs, boardwalks and technical rocky sections – there’s something here to satisfy every kind of cyclist! Express your inner adrenaline junkie on one if its challenging loops with scenic diversity waiting around each corner!


    In this blog post, we have shared some of the best Cork bike routes. To find out more about things to do in this area, click on the buttons below:

    Please note...

    All outdoor activities including cycling involve a degree of risk. The routes are recommended due to the well known features of each route but this may change over time and further research is required before undertaking any activity. The weather can also impact the surface and general conditions of each route so please keep yourself updated with the weather forecast before setting off to enjoy your cycle!

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