Mullingar - Athlone - Old Rail Trail Greenway Cycling Trail

Cycling Off Road
County Westmeath
11 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 40.4 km
Time 3 hours
Format Linear
Ascent 30 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking White signs with blue text
Start Point
Mullingar - Athlone
Finish Point
Mullingar - Athlone
Nearest Town to Start Mullingar- Athlone
Grid Ref. N 423 521 / N 066 414
Lat. and Long. 53.517505, -7.367623 / 53.422582, -7.901577

The Old Rail Trail is a rural route through the heart of the Irish midlands connecting the bustling town of Athlone with the market town of Mullingar passing through the town of Moate. The route is 40km along a converted stretch of the former Midlands Great Western Railway and passes through rich fertile farmland away from the hustle of towns.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Westmeath County Council 044 9332000


All amenities available in Mullingar, Moate and Athlone

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Map Guides

Map Guides

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OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 41, 47 and 48
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus and train to Mullingar and Athlone

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Sandra from Galway

great amenity, road surface perfect and trail is virtually uninterrupted. However, signage needs improvement. Little indication of where smaller villages are, just the larger towns. No picnic tables or other points of interest along the trail. A wee bit boring in parts.

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