Pedal Pursuits Bike Hire, Newcastle West, County Limerick, is a hire business providing a collection and drop off service for customers.
Pick up can be arranged from accommodation and customers can be brought to the Limerick Greenway starting points.
Pedal Pursuits Bike Hire also provides guided tours of the Limerick Greenway and pride themselves in having bikes and accessories so all the family can enjoy the region.
There are many great things to do and see while out cycling the Limerick Greenway.
Start with a visit to the Palatine Museum in Rathkeale located at the old railway building housing an exhibition that seeks to represent in detail the Irish Palatine experience ranging from their German places of origin, to their colonisation and settlement in Ireland, and the beginning of the Limerick Greenway.
After visiting the museum cycle along The Limerick Greenway, following its every twist and turn, rise and dip passing through some beautifully constructed stone bridges until you come to Ardagh Station House. Pause and reflect for a while as this is where The Ardagh Hoard, best known for the Ardagh Chalice, was discovered. It is a hoard of metalwork from the 8th and 9th centuries.
The beautiful town of Newcastle West offers the visitor much to see and do and has a large parkland area with numerous flora and fauna as well as a large recreational area. The jewel in the crown is the Desmond Banqueting Hall and Castle built in the 15th century, this is a must see.
Barnagh is the next stop, where you can visit the Barnagh Tunnel, an example of the work of skilled tradesmen and women who had very little equipment to tunnel out this 100 metre tunnel through the Barnagh hill. Cycle on to Templeglantine, Devon Road Station, through the gorgeous Tullig Wood, on to Abbeyfeale and to Kilmorna on the Kerry border.