Trails and Routes

On and off road cycling infrastructure allows people to walk and cycle much more safely. 

Trails and Routes Pic Keith Wiseman
Picture: Keith Wiseman

Cycling Routes (Off Road)

  • Great Southern Greenway
  • Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails
  • Condell Road Riverside Trail
  • Park Canal to Athlunkard Bridge
  • Shannon Fields, Corbally to Guinness Bridge, Canal Cycle Route, Dublin Rd


Cycling Routes (On Road)

  • The Riverside Loop (4km)
  • Limerick to Patrickswell Cycle Route
  • Rhebogue Neighbourhood Greenway
  • Rhebogue to UL
  • Mulgrave Street to Newtown, Annacotty

Great Southern Greenway

The Great Southern Greenway Limerick is a 39km walking and cycling off-road route running along the old railway line connecting the towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale.

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails is the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland. 98km of trails including forest road climbs, tight twisty singletrack with loads of ups and downs, board walk, tight turns and technical rocky bits are guaranteed to leave you smiling!

Shannon Fields (Corbally) to Guinness Bridge (City Canal)

The path provides 1.62km of good-quality shared surface, running parallel to the River Shannon. This shared walking and cycling facility through the historic Shannon Fields include a smooth surface, lighting, cctv, seating, exercise equipment, and signage. Why not take a walk or cycle to see it for yourself?

Mulgrave Street (City Centre) to Newtown (Annacotty)

Beginning at the top of Upper William Street (R527), the route travels along Mulgrave Street (R527), through the Tipperary Roundabout, along the Tipperary Road (R257) to the junction with the old Ballysimon Road to O'Shea's Cross (old R527). The route then turns up the Golf Links Road to the crossing with the Old School House Road, passing Monaleen Credit Union the route will bring you to Castletroy College and ending in Newtown, at the Annacotty roundabout on the Dublin Road (R445).

Rhebogue Neighborhood Greenway

The Rhebogue Neighbourhood Greenway provides a safer alternative route to the City Centre, avoiding the busy R445 Dublin Road. Identifying existing and potential walking and cycling within Rhebogue and the surrounding community, the greenway seeks to address issues including increasing safety and improving the experience for those who already walk and cycle in Rhebogue. 

The Riverside Loop

The loop is almost 4km long and generally flat. At quiet times of day it is an enjoyable cycle, which takes in a number of natural, recreational, cultural and historical sites. Start at the Strand Hotel and follow O'Callaghan Strand to Saint Michael's Rowing Club on the left. Follow the road as it takes you right, past the Toffee Factory. At the roundabout take a left and left at the traffic lights which brings you onto the Shannon Bridge.  At this point follow the road left at the roundabout onto the City Quays. To continue the looped cycle follow the river, on your left, until you come to Arthur's Quay Park. Here feel free to dismount and walk through the park in order to catch a glimpse of The Curraghgower Falls, King John's Castle, Thomond Bridge and the Clare Hills. Once back on the road travel around the grey multi-storey building over to the Hunt Museum, and over the Matthew Bridge. Travel down Nicholas Street past King John's Castle on your left and over Thomond Bridge before looping back down the newly remodelled Clancy Strand.