There's Silver in Them There Hills! Enjoy great hill views and the picturesque town of Silvermines in Co. Tipperary

This self-guided route takes you to the picturesque town of Silvermines, at the base of the Silvermines range.  You will take in some great hill views, but as this route is for the inexperienced cyclist, there will be no serious climbs involved.  Just relax and enjoy the views!

Garmin Route - "Easy 4 - Silvermines"

Distance - 26km (16 miles)

Cycling Time - 1.5 hours (approximately)

Ride Type - suitable for the inexperienced cyclist

About the Route

The route begins at Nenagh Tourist Office, and takes you via quiet back roads to the historic and picturesque town of Silvermines, before returning to Nenagh on a further series of quiet country roads.

Pit Stops

First Stop - Nenagh Tourist Office

The route begins at the Nenagh Tourist Office situated in the historic market town dating back to the 12th Century. You will be guided through quiet country roads to Silvermines, with no major hills to conquer, but plenty of beautiful hills to gaze at on the horizon.

Garmin Route - "Easy 4 - Silvermines"

Silvermines Village

Arriving in Silvermines village, you will find yourself in a large square at the top end of the main street, with a church and a spectacular view of Silvermines hill to your right.

Silvermines got its name from actual silver mines which were in the area for several centuries, and as recently as the 1980s, there was a lead and zinc mine in the area.

Proceeding along the route, you will see a beautiful park to your left, which is well worth exploring.

Continuing on the route, you will be guided back to Nenagh via a further series of quiet back roads. Look out for the 12th century Abbey as you near your destination!

 

Garmin Route - "Easy 4 - Silvermines"