Road Cycling in the Slieve Bloom

A Cyclist’s Paradise

If you’re a beginner cyclist or looking to meander through the Slieve Bloom by bike at a more relaxed pace, there are plenty of flat-surfaced forest roads, which will ensure you take in many of the scenic highlights. One such highlight is The Cut at an elevation of 430 metres in the Slieve Bloom and located on the mountain road between Mountrath and Clonaslee. The Cut is an ideal area to park up and have a picnic, and offers an incredible viewpoint, overlooking the valley of Glendineoregan and across Offaly. Or, why not take a guided cycling tour around the Slieve Bloom area, and make sure you don’t miss anything?

Slieve Bloom offers some very interesting trails for safe cycling, and trail accommodation and good food is available locally.

Driving / Cycling map of Slieve Bloom Mountains

Bike Hire

  • The Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Centre, Kinnitty Village, Co. Offaly
    T: +353 (0)85 1735204 | E:
    The Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Centre offer guided mountain bike tours of Kinnitty and the Slieve Blooms, MTB Rental and Mountain Bike Core Skill lessons for beginners. Choose from a selection of Full-suspension, Hardtail or Electronic mountain bikes. All our Mountain Bike Leaders are qualified through Cycling Ireland and are certified Remote Emergency Care First Aid Responders, so you’re in safe hands.
  • M Kavanagh Cycles, Railway Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois | T: +353 57 8621357
  • Buckley Cycles, Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly | T: +353 57 9352240
  • Lough Boora Bicycle Hire | T: +353 86 8895194