Bloomfield House Hotel is located on a looped cycling route around Mullingar. The hotel is also within a 5 minute cycle of the new Galway to Dublin Cycleway and the Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway. Enjoy the fresh air, peace and tranquillity. Take in the views of Lough Ennell, relax at Lilliput amenity area or visit Belvedere House and Gardens. This route can take from 2.5 - 3.5 hours. There are also two more looped cycling routes to choose from in the surrounding area.
National Galway to Dublin Cycleway
"Old Rail Trail"
Mullingar to Garrycastle, Athlone
The Mullingar (West) to Garrycastle (Athlone East) section of the Galway to Dublin Cycleway is located on a disused railway line which ceased passenger services between Mullingar and Athlone in the early 1980s. The cycleway reopens this direct link between two towns by providing a 3m wide 40km long cycleway. Visitors to Bloomfield House can join the Cycleway approximatley 3km from the Hotel.
Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway Cycling & Walking Trail
Westmeath County Council in cooperation with Waterways Ireland have developed 32.3km length of the royal canal towpath as a walking & cycling route. The route provides the necessary safe, off road cycling & walking infrastructure that will encourage and promote increased cycling and walking activity in Westmeath. The cycle track is a great attraction for cyclists, families and tourists alike. The route is rated as ‘Easy’ and suitable for ‘Infrequent Cyclists’. There is also a downloadable version of the Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway Brochure which includes a route map.
Mullingar to Coolnahay Harbour (10.5km)
Mullingar to Thomastown Bridge (17.8km)
Coolnahay to Meath Boundary (32.3km)
Tel: 044 93 32000
Bicycle hire is locally available from Mullingar Tri & Run based on the Lynn Road beside O'Briens Hyundai Garage.
For further details, see Mullingar Tri & Run's website
and visit their Facebook page.
Also see Outdoor Escapes, The Parkway, Mullingar
Tel: 044 93 35351
Bike Storage is available at the Hotel on request.