Ireland’s Greenways and trails are a great way to see some of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the country while enjoying the great outdoors.
A Greenway is a predominantly traffic free path, designated for use by pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorised users such as wheelchair users, families with buggies etc.
Greenways are designed specifically to meet the needs of cyclists in terms of gradient and surface and are wide enough to accommodate shared usage. Greenways are ideal for cyclists, and in particular cyclists with limited experience and children.
Find greenways, other developed cycle routes and trails here.
The Waterford Greenway is the longest, dedicated off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland. 46km in length, visitors can cycle or walk the route which runs from Waterford City to Dungarvan and follows the old Waterford to Mallow railway line
Old Rail Greenway
Entirely off-road and mostly flat, the Old Rail Trail Greenway is 42km in total and is very safe for families and perfect for a leisurely cycle or stroll
Great Western Greenway
The Great Western Greenway in county Mayo is a 42km trail which follows the route of the now defunct Achill to Westport railway line and offers breath-taking views of Clew Bay and its surrounding landscape
Great Southern Greenway
The gateway to West Limerick, the Great Southern Trail is a 40km off-road cycling and walking trail which gives visitors the opportunity to explore quaint towns and villages including Rathkeale, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Templeglantine and Abbeyfeale