Easy Going

Rochestown to Cobh Loop 1

Hop Island Car Park, Rochestown Rd.
Group size
8 Participants
All Bikes

Departing Hop Island car park, we will cycle the Blueway, (route of old railway from Cork to Crosshaven) with views across the water of Lough Mahon to Little Island and Marino Point, Cobh. At Railway Street in Passage West, we will take the R610 a shot distance to Glenbrook and take the local cross river ferry to Carrigaloe in Cobh. Here, we will take the R624 to the town of Cobh, taking in the views of the Lower Harbour, Haulbowline Naval Base and Spike Island, stopping at the Cobh Heritage centre for coffee/tea. Suitably refreshed, we will return to the cross river ferry and return via the Blueway to Hop Island Car Park.

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Leader Recommendations
Rain Jacket
Spare inner tube
Money for cuppa
Sun block
Hand sanitizer
Rear light
Money for ferry
Mark Cronin
Mark Cronin


I enjoy cycling as a recreational sport and as a family activity. Cycling is a low impact way to stay fit and experience the open air that's suitable for everyone. I am involved in a local Cycling Club, hold a Coaching qualification and coach our Youth members.

Leader Comments
Mark Cronin

Fully subscribed trip today from Rochestown to Cobh via the Glenbrook/Carrigaloe cross river ferry. Free return passage on the ferry courtesy of Doyle Shipping Group, operators of the ferry. Great weather and good company. We had a very leisurely coffee and scones on the sea front in glorius sunshine before returning via the ferry to Rochestown. Some great positive interaction with people along the way and great chat and craic enjoyed by all.