Family Outdoor Adventures Ballyhouras




Family Outdoor Adventures in Ballyhouras

Adventure seekers will find a wide variety of activities for all the family at the footfall of the Ballyhoura Mountain range. Get a feel for the warm, welcoming people and sense of community in the area.

Mountain Biking

Known as the adventure capital of Ireland, it comes as no surprise that the Ballyhouras are home to the largest mountain biking trail in the country.
The largest trail network of its kind in Ireland. 98km of trails including forest road climbs, tight twisty singletrack with loads of ups and downs, board walk, tight turns and technical rocky bits are guaranteed to leave you smiling. Visit Trail Riders to experience these amazing trails within the Ballyhouras.

Ballyhass Lakes

Enjoy a fantastic day out at the Ballyhass Lakes near Mallow, Co. Cork. Discover up to 20 different activities across the centre’s natural landscapes and watersports lake. From zip lining and rock climbing, to kayaking and archery, this centre has it all. For a truly memorable experience, head to their wakeboard park. There are great camping facilities and comfortable holiday homes available on site. Stay on the grounds and wake up to the stunning lake views; a brilliant base for a family holiday.

Horse Trekking

Try the scenic horse-riding treks in the Ballyhoura Mountains. Saddle up and take in the beautiful scenery along the trail. Private lessons, children camps, adult camps and guided rides are available in the Ballyhouras, with no experience required. Experience the wonderful landscape of Ballyhoura by horse with John Joe of Ballyhoura Horse Trekking, This activity is a fun filled way to explore Ballyhoura.

Ballyhoura Apple Farm

Based in the beautiful hillside town of Kilfinane in Co. Limerick, the Ballyhoura Apple Farm cultivates the tradition of apple growing in Ireland which dates back to the 1700s. Take a tour and taste the delicious local produce.
Ballyhoura Apple Farm was founded in 2004 in Churchtown in North Cork by Gerry Murphy and Maurice Gilbert. In a Herculean manoeuvre the 4,500 tree orchard was moved - lock, stock and barrel - from Churchtown to Kilfinane in 2014. Maurice Gilbert is CEO and chief mixologist at Ballyhoura Apple Farm and is constantly working on new product development and marketing.

Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

Nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, high up in the rambling Ballyhoura Mountains, Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel is an Irish multi-award winning hostel with perfect accommodation for group sizes for families to take privately for whatever your occasion. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen beside a large multi purpose Dining Room / Classroom / Conference Area / Meeting Room / after hours room with a piano, guitars, board games and large screen T.V.
Very spacious sitting room with large screen TV, open fire and deep comfortable couches. Solid hardwood beds and hotel grade mattresses with plush bedding dressed in 100% Egyptian cotton linen.