Paddle and Pedal takes on Ballyhoura MTB trails.
This is Irelands biggest trail park with over 90kms of trails and looped routes ranging from 6km to over 50km. Facilities on site include toilets, showers, bike hire and a bike wash station.
I arrived at about lunch time and the weather was deteriorating as the day progressed with some heavy showers. Undeterred, I geared up and hit for the Brown trail. Measuring approx 16.5km it was the perfect length for a 1.5 hour ride. A nice mix of climbing, downhill, board walk and single track. The routes are all well maintained and very well marked. It was a pretty cool ride and if it had been drier I would have happily waited until dark, but I couldn't resist the lure of a hot shower when I got back to the trailhead.
Entry is €5 per day
Bike wash €2
Check out Trail Riders for onsite bike hire. The guys are also very helpful with info on the trails and facilities.