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Easy-safe cycling routes in Dublin south

  • 22-05-2021 6:51am
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    Registered Users Posts: 46 BizWiz66


    Hi,

    my wife just started cycling but doesn't feel safe cycling on the road, so I was looking for some safe routes in the Dublin South / Bray / Greystone area with dedicated cycling lanes away from trafficked roads, possibly in the nature. Would you have any suggestion? Thank you!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭ daragh_


    There's the whole segregated bike path from Blackrock Park all the way to the Forty Foot. Pretty busy with cyclists at the weekend but very few sections where you are on the road and dealing with cars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭ marvin42


    Marley Park


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭ NamelessPhil


    marvin42 wrote: »
    Marley Park

    It isn't a cycling park. There isn't a cycle route all the way round.

    South Dublin/North Wicklow is a big place. Would you drive to somewhere and then cycle or do you want to start from home?

    Corkagh Park has a purpose built cycle track completely off road and enclosed. Glenasmole reservoir is lovely again off road but shared with walkers.

    If you're planning routes cycle.travel tends to give you quieter roads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭ NamelessPhil


    If there are AXA Community bike rides in your area, they tend to be aimed at beginners/improvers in small groups.


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 BizWiz66


    South Dublin/North Wicklow is a big place. Would you drive to somewhere and then cycle or do you want to start from home?

    Yes, I bought a bike rack for the car. Thanks for the tips!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ nilhg


    BizWiz66 wrote: »
    Yes, I bought a bike rack for the car. Thanks for the tips!

    I know it's not South Dublin but a drive out to Maynooth gives access to the Royal Canal greenway which is a fantastic facility for cyclists who don't want to share the road.

    Good progress being made on the Barrow Blueway too, Drive to Robertstown gives about 25km of canal bank cycling via Lowtown


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,453 ✭✭✭✭ WoollyRedHat


    Hi OP, they actually released a new app called 'Dublin Cycling Buddy' that your wife may find useful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 BizWiz66


    Thank you everyone for the tips so far, amazing! Really looking forward to test out the places you suggested! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,870 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    Dodder is good too. Segregated cycling along a lot of it. You can cycle the 24km from Bohernabreena to Ringsend and only go on about 3 km of road.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,358 Mod ✭✭✭✭ smacl


    BizWiz66 wrote: »
    Hi,

    my wife just started cycling but doesn't feel safe cycling on the road, so I was looking for some safe routes in the Dublin South / Bray / Greystone area with dedicated cycling lanes away from trafficked roads, possibly in the nature. Would you have any suggestion? Thank you!

    Belmont Demesne is on the Bray side of Greystones and has a bunch of off road routes. The green (easy) route is doable on any bike, totally off road and away from traffic, and has some beautiful scenery. A bit further afield, the tracks around Roundwood / Vartry Reservoirs are great fun on a bike, gorgeous scenery and safe as houses. I haven't cycled them myself, but I reckon the Blessington Greenway would also fit the bill nicely.


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