Portumna Forest Park - Bonaveen Cycling Trail

Cycling Off Road
County Galway
4.5/5
2 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 10.5 km
Time 1 hour
Format Loop
Ascent 10 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Red
Start Point
Forest Park Car Park
Finish Point
Forest Park Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Portumna
Grid Ref. M 839 036
Lat. and Long. 53.0828681, -8.2411536

This trail is the longest loop through a variety of trees and open lakeshore. It covers the western side of the park and includes the wonderful Bonaveen Point section by the lake. It is on singletrack which is narrow and twisty in places. The long section around the lakeshore is some of the most attractive landscape in the park with great views out over the expanse of Lough Derg. This trail is open to bad weather at times and can be quite exposed.

This trail is open and flowing with gentle gradients and, while not technically challenging, is best experienced on a mountain bike.

Facilities

In Portumna Town: All services

At trailhead: Car parking, toilets, picnic site

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 53
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus Eireann bus, Local Link bus, Kearns Transport bus, The Local Bus

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4.5/5
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5/5
12/01/2020

Eddie McNally from Galway

Can’t say enough about it, only discovered it. Go there every weekend, really look forward to the bike run.
4/5
07/01/2020

Diana from Westmeath

One of the most beautiful routes I have ever done. it is well signposted, only when getting to the new golf club car park, it becomes a bit confusing. Cross the car park through the wooden gate and then follow the signs. There are benches where Shannon River touches the land. Lovely views.

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