If its Mountain biking you are then the Ballyhoura Mountain trial is the place for you. Its is the largest trail network of it’s kind in Ireland and provides many options for off-road cycling in the mountains.
How To Get There
From Limerick: take the N20 south through Charleville and continue 2kms further on to Ballyhea. Turn left just after Ballyhea church and drive for 10kms to reach Ardpatrick village. Turn right and continue for 2.5 kms. Take a turn to the right signposted Castle Oliver view and the car park is 1km up this road.
From Cork: take the N20 north to Ballyhea, turn right at the church and follow above instructions.
From Dublin: take M7 south to Limerick and join N20. From Shannon, take N18 south to Limerick and join N20.
National Grid reference: R 656 186
What The trial has to offer:
Fast Paced Slopes
Tough Forest Road Climbs
Narrow Singletrack Sections
Technical rocky bits
There are different loops which riders can trek depending on their level of fitness.These loops are graded so riders can be prepared for what the loop has in store for them.
The trail can be quite exposed on the upper slopes and can be very windy in poor conditions so please be sure to dress accordingly.
For more information on the ballyhoura Trails, please visit: www.coillteoutdoors.ie