Perfect your lingo

Before you take off on the Slieve Blooms Bike Trails


A large jump that requires a lot of commitment.

“Wow, he went so far off that booter.”


Performing a large jump without any real thought for the consequences.

“I can’t believe she hucked that 20 foot drop.”

If you’re a keen Mountain Biker the Slieve Blooms awaits you …

Brielle house self catering cottage is the perfect base if you are intending on ripping it up for a weekend on the Slieve Bloom Bike Trails in Laois.

The Slieve Blooms offer a fantastic network  of bike trails in Laois.Purpose-built single track trails and forest roads that are designed for use by mountain bikes on waymarked circular routes. The routes are graded blue (moderate) and red (difficult/severe).

This is the first phase of an extensive trail system being built in the Slieve Blooms. When complete, there will be more than 80kms of trails ranging from blue to black grade trails, complete with full trailhead facilities at Baunreagh and visitor services in Kinnitty village. The trails will cover a vast swathe of Coillte’s forests from Offaly to Laois and back.

This first phase on the Laois side, takes riders through beautiful forest and deep valleys with fantastic views across Baunreagh. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty single track with loads of fast descents, ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits, guaranteed to leave you smiling!

This phase is graded red, so not for novices (head to the Offaly side for easier trails). The trails are waymarked in one direction.

We have a dedicated drying room in our cottage where you can get all your stuff dry in preparation for the next day.

For other activities and things to do in county Laois please head over to our “Things to do in Laois” page

Stay with us at Brielle House and enjoy the freedom.