At Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours, we’re thrilled to introduce you to one of Cork’s most captivating treasures: the Cork Harbour Greenway. Also known as the Cork City Greenway, this scenic route winds alongside the majestic Cork Harbour, tracing the path of a former railway line and offering a unique blend of history, nature, and adventure.
Cork Harbour stands as one of the largest deep-water ports globally, bustling with activity from cargo vessels to pleasure crafts. Our Cork Harbour Greenway Tour commences at Cork’s Marina, embarking on a journey that stretches all the way to Passage West. En route, cyclists can opt for a loop return from Harty Quay to Páirc Uí Caoimh, traversing the repurposed Blackrock railway line and experiencing the best of Cork’s waterfront scenery.
As you pedal along the greenway, be prepared to encounter a tapestry of fascinating landmarks and points of interest. From the imposing Blackrock Castle, steeped in centuries of history, to the iconic Páirc Uí Chaoimh, home of Cork GAA and host to legendary concerts by music icons like Michael Jackson and U2, each stop offers a glimpse into Cork’s rich cultural heritage.
No adventure along the Cork Harbour Greenway would be complete without a visit to the Marina Market, a vibrant hub of gastronomic delights located at the trail’s outset. Indulge in the finest street food Cork has to offer, explore pop-up markets throughout the year, and even enjoy a refreshing spin on the ice rink during the winter months. Plus, why not treat yourself to a haircut while you’re here?
Venture slightly off the beaten path, and you’ll discover the enchanting ruins of Dunderrow Castle, a Norman tower house nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of the Greenway. It’s a place where history whispers in the breeze, with ties to notable figures like William Penn, whose journey from Cork Harbour led to the founding of Pennsylvania.
As stewards of Cork’s natural and cultural heritage, we’re excited about the future developments planned for the Cork Harbour Greenway. With each enhancement, we aim to elevate the cycling experience, making it more accessible and enjoyable for visitors and locals alike.
Join us at Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours for an unforgettable cycling experience along the Cork Harbour Greenway. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking an exhilarating outdoor adventure, our tour promises to delight and inspire. Book your adventure today and let the journey begin!