Walking & Cycling

Real Guest Experience | Dublin couple embark on a 'Camino de Belvedere' during their stay at Bloomfield House Hotel > Read Here

Real Guest Experience | Royal Canal Greenway: a Midlands cycle fit for a royal > Read Here


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 Greenway/Old Rail Trail and the Royal Canal Greenway and nearby to the new Royal Canal Blueway. Enjoy the fresh air, peace and tranquility. Take in the views of Lough Ennell, relax at Lilliput amenity area or visit Belvedere House & Gardens. Check out whats on offer below.


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Royal Canal Greenway Cycling & Walking Trail

The enchanting Royal Canal Greenway is 130km of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages. Starting in cosmopolitan Maynooth, it follows the 200 year old canal through friendly Enfield and lively Mullingar to charming Cloondara in Longford, with cafés, picnic spots and attractions along the way. Rustic and industrial landscapes combine, with rolling fields, pretty waterside villages, working locks and historic landmarks. The Royal Canal Greenway is accesible just a short spin from Bloomfield House Hotel.

Suggested Routes: 

  • Mullingar to Coolnahay Harbour (10.5km)
  • Mullingar to Thomastown Bridge (17.8km)
  • Coolnahay to Meath Boundary  (32.3km)

Plan your Cycle herehttps://www.waterwaysireland.org/greenways/royal-canal

Coffee Stop Tip > Drop by Mullingar Pewter Visitor Centre for a Guided Tour and a Coffee, located at The Downs, Mullingar. More info here 




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The 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 approximately 3km from the Hotel.

Plan your Cycle here > www.galwaytodublincycleway.ie


Mullingar Activity Zone

Located in Mullingar Harbour, the Activity Zone is the ideal location to begin your Blueway adventure. Hire a bike from Mullingar Bike Hire or make a splash out on the water with Outdoor Sports. The zone also offers toilet, parking, shower and changing facilites to adventure seekers.

Plan your Blueway Adventure here


Midland Cycling Tours

Enjoy a guided cycle spin from Mullingar to Castletown Geoghegan with stories, games and ice-cream stop along the route. Rob, your guide, has many years of experience as Group Leader in the local cycling club and is a big advocate for the physical and mental benefits of cycling. He is also an amateur local historian, with great storeis and folklore to share. In Rob's company, you are guaranteed to enjoy discovering Westmeath on an unforgettable cycle through an undiscovered country of quiet roads! 

Tour details:
Tours run Saturdays and Sundays in July & August at 10.30am and 2.00pm.
Adults €20 | Kids €15 (Over 12 only)
Bike Hire included (carriers for infants available)
Midland Cycling Tours can arrange to pick you up from the hotel.
Contact Rob:
Tel: 0871258462
Email: midlandcyclingtours@gmail.com

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The Royal Canal Blueway

Blueways offer a scenic perspective into the heart of Irish landscape, allowing activity-filled exploration of Ireland's inland waterways and hinterlands. The Royal Canal Blueway forms part of a network of Blueways in Ireland, providing innovative, safe and easy to use water and land-based trails. The multi-activity trails along the Blueways provide a scenic perspective into the heart of the Irish landscape. 


Bike Hire Mullingar

Bicycle hire is available locally from Mullingar Bike Hire (10% Resident Discount) or Outdoor Escapes.


Mullingar Bike Hire 

(5% Residents Discount)

Bikes and accessories to suit all ages - Hybrids, Electric Bikes, Kids Bikes, Child Seats, Trailers & Tandems.

Location | Royal Canal Harbour Hub, Harbour Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath 

  • Free Parking
  • Toilets
  • Access to The Royal Canal Greenway with links on the Greenway to Maynooth, Longford and Athlone
  • Open Saturday & Sunday and other days by appointment with booking available online here

Tel: +353 87 992 3409

Web: www.mullingarbikehire.com


Outdoor Escapes

Catering for all the family with Mens & Ladies bikes, electric bikes, bike trailers and tag along bikes all available to hire. Further details here.

Location | Unit 2 Zone C, The Parkway, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath 

Tel: 044 93 35351 

Web: www.outdoorescape.ie

Bike Storage

Bike Storage is available at the Hotel on request.

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