Experience the beauty of Lough Ree and sense the magnificence of the River Shannon - the longest river in Ireland. The circuit, divided into a series of daily routes, will take you through a host of small rural villages (including including Kiltoom, Kielty, Birchgrove, Ballyforan, Athleague, Roscommon, Knockcroghery, Derryglad and Four Roads) and within close proximity of the larger provincial towns of Roscommon, Athlone and Ballinasloe. Take the opportunity to spend some time in the Roscommon countryside and enjoying what it has to offer including a range of leisure facilities and amenities, many suited to special interest visitors. These include walking routes, monastic sites, archaeological monuments, heritage centres and museums, craft workshops, wildlife and conservation areas, as well as boating fishing, golf, horse riding and bowling.
- The Green Heartlands Cycle Route is a fully marked cycling tour through the splendour of the south Roscommon countryside.
- The route has been split into stages allowing you spread the cycle over 7 days with an average of 19 miles covered per day.
- The terrain throughout the 217km (137.2 miles) is generally flat with occasional stretches of gently sloping hills which takes you through a varied countryside of farmland, bog, forest, wetlands, rivers and lakes.
An oldie but a goodie - download the Green Heartlands Cycle Route Map here
Click HERE for an interactive map of the Green Heartland Cycling Route
For more cycling trails and marked cycle routes in county Roscommon, download maps and info here: