Bike, Bed and Breakfast
Enjoy the great outdoors at The Absolute, voted TripAdvisor’s Number 1 hotel
Grab a bike and cycle to the University of Limerick. Starting at the Guinness Bridge named after the Guinness Company who used the canal for transport of there stock until it was closed for trade in the 1960's, this shared walkway/cycleway weaves its way through a special area of conservation along the scenic river Shannon route. Enjoy the stunning unspoiled natural environment of the University grounds, where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your picnic.
See below for other bike trails in Limerick city and County.
1. City Centre to University of Limerick Riverbank Walk/Cycle
Distance: 6.50km return
Start: Absolute Hotel to Lock Quay, Clare Street
End: University of Limerick
This shared walkway/cycleway weaves its way through a special area of conservation along the River Shannon.
2. City Centre to 4 Shannon Fields Riverside Walk/Cycle
Distance: 6.4 km
Start: Absolute hotel to Lock Quay, Clare Street
End: Athlunkard Bridge, Corbally.
This scenic shared walking and cycling trail which runs through the
historic Shannon Fields honours Limerick Olympian and World Cross Country Champion Michael O’Shea.
3. Neil Cusack Olympic Trail, Condell Road
Distance: 1.6 km
Start: Absolute Hotel to Shannon Bridge Roundabout and 2.6km Clonmacken Roundabout
Named after the only Irish athlete to have won the Boston Marathon, this riverside trail is extremely popular with local runners and walkers alike
4. The Three Bridges
Distance: 3.6 km (looped)
Start: Absolute Hotel to Arthur’s Quay Park
The Three Bridges route is an excellent way to get a sense of the city. This looped walk follows a stunning
route by the banks of the River Shannon, through the historic Medieval Quarter and along the city’s scenic riverside boardwalks.