Beara Way Cycling Route
The Beara Way Cycling route is a circular cycling route of approximately 138km (86 miles) through the spectacular Beara Peninsula, and the route generally uses country roads and stays close to the coastline. The route travels along the entire Beara Peninsula passing through the towns and villages along the way. There is no start or finish so you can join the route in any town or village on the peninsula.
With the addition of the two route options (including The Healy Pass) running north to south across the peninsula, it brings the total route to an estimated 171km.
The route is sign-posted with a logo and a bicycle symbol
Bicycle Hire Cycle Scene
Rental bike types range from 18 speed mountain bikes with front suspension to 21 speed aluminium frame touring style with a gel saddle. The bikes come complete with rapid fire gears, rear rack and full length mudguards. They also come with a lock, toolkit and a spare tube.
A one way rental system is also available.
City View Wheels Bike Hire
Rent a Kalkhoff electric bicycle from City View Wheels Bike Hire for €30 per day/180 per week. Deposit €150 euro. All bikes come with helmet, high visability vest, lock and repair kit. Secure off street parking available for customers.
City View Wheels Bike Hire have been trading in Blarney Street since 1982. City View Wheels Bike Hire is Cork’s Suzuki specialist since 1985 and Kalkhoff electric bicycle specialists since 2010. A family run buisness, where personal service and value for money is the hallmark of our working day.
City View Wheels Bike Hire, is positioned between St Ann’s Church Shandon and Cork City Gaol. Cork Butter Museum, Cork Vision Centre, English Market and Crawford Art Gallery are only a 10 minute walk.
Sheep’s Head Cycle Route
Welcome to Sheep’s Head home to less than a thousand people, which remains one of the most unspoiled areas in Ireland, if not in Europe. Many writers have written of the special quality and beauty of the landscape on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula.
“Brown and grey and black are the hills, but green fields light up as emeralds, when the sun breaks like a spotlight through the wandering clouds.”
This route of approximately 80km (50 miles) starts at Ballylickey north of Bantry, travels down the northern side of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula and returns through Durrus. The route ends at Ballydehob near Roaringwater Bay. This tour is set out in an anti-clockwise direction, but should you chose to take the clockwise direction the route is clearly sign-posted both ways.
Skibbereen Cycle Hub
Skibbereen is the capital of the Carberies. The town developed on the banks of the River Ilen just where the river turns to flow in a westerly direction towards the sea. The cycle route allows you to enjoy its many attractions.
The Blackwater Valley Cycle Route
This is a most interesting route that starts in the historic Heritage Town of Youghal, Co. Cork and ends in Killarney, Co. Kerry. You can of course join the route anywhere. This first runs northwest towards Fermoy and the Blackwater Valley and then generally west towards Killarney. The total distance is approximately 156km or nearly 97miles. The route is divided into four sections and the endpoint of these sections has been influenced by the availability of overnight accommodation in the general area.
The Duhallow Trail Cycle Route
One of the best ways to explore the enchanting and tranquil region of Duhallow in North West Cork is to follow the Duhallow trail route. The trail gives a unique insight into rural life in Duhallow. This is a place of beautiful isolation and small hospitable communities.
The main route, of over 187km (116miles) is well signposted.
By following the distinctive Duhallow Trail signposts you can spend some carefree hours enjoying the pleasures of Duhallow life.
Situated in the North West corner of County Cork, Duhallow is an area of approximately 1500 square km comprising the ancient Barony of Duthallow, West Muskerry and parts of East Kerry. Largely rural, the barony has three main market towns Kanturk, Millstreet and Newmarket and a number of villages. Northern Duhallow is characterised by bogland, forestry and pure fresh country air. This is an area rich in culture and tradition which has carried through to the present day under the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ identity. In Duhallow there are centuries of heritage and history to be discovered. The River Blackwater which flows through Duhallow is famous for its excellent fishing.
The Duhallow trail can be accessed at any point.
West Cork Bike Hire
Get active….Get Cycling! With West Cork Bike Hire discover the real beauty of West Cork. Full selection of mountain & hybrid bikes, and maps of various cycle routes are available. Self guided & guided tours. Catering for all ages and providing childseats, kiddies trailors, tow bars, tag-a-longs and tandem bikes. Special rates for couples and families.