Date: 25.08.2022
Author: Saoirse Bonnar
Category: General

Best hiking and cycling trails in Limerick  

Do you want to kickstart your fitness journey, release endorphins to boost your mood and enjoy the stunning outdoors of Limerick? Hiking or cycling is your solution. Limerick offers many great trails for hiking and cycling, each with its own unique scenery and challenges. Whether you’re just starting out and eager to become one with nature or are a lifelong outdoor enthusiast on the lookout for a new challenge, we’ve got a trail for you.  

of trails covering everything from forest roads to rocky sections and twisty tracks, you’re sure to find one to suit your tastes. The trail selection ranges from 6km for beginners to over 50km for the adventurous and daring.

Glenstal Woods 

At 14.2km, this moderate loop trail is ideal for cycling or hiking and boasts a quiet beauty, natural rural charm and spectacular views of the Slieve Felim Mountains. Best of all, this route is free to

visit, family-friendly and suitable for dogs. Whether cycling, walking or taking advantage of the bird-watching opportunities, you’re sure to have a good time.

Ballyhoura Trail 

The Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails are the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland. With a total of 98kms 

Please note: Ballyhoura is not dog friendly.

King’s Yard – Galtymore 

9.2km of fresh air, great views and utter bliss await you as you make your way along this out-and-back hiking trail near Kilbeheny. Considered one of Limerick’s more challenging routes, it takes about 4 hours to complete. As an added precaution, the owners have painted rocks leading the way along the route as you journey to the top and enjoy stunning views that are sure to leave you speechless.

Bernard Loop 

Just a little outside of Limerick is Bernard’s Loop. Although your four-legged friend will have to miss out, the beautiful Bernard Loop in Mitchelstown is still a winner. Perfect for mountain biking and trail running, this moderately challenging 6.6km route has an average completion time of about two hours. After the initial uphill, the loop has a stunning mixture of open forest paths, gravel roads and grassy hills. 

If a mountain bike or hiking equipment is taking over your garage, contact StorageWise. With our wide range of personal storage unit sizes, flexible lease agreements and free move-in service, we can help you store all manner of outdoor equipment with ease. Pop into our facility for a tour, give us a call at +353 61 446 302 or request an easy quote online

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