42km of Brilliant Biking

The Old Rail Trail  Greenway – for the purists & the playful

This is a ‘must’ cycle for anyone who likes getting out on their bike. Have a look at the map, start in Mullingar and follow the path as it snakes along the canal to the head of the Greenway. For the next 40km you’re in biking heaven. You’ll meet everyone on the route from passionate enthusiasts to those out for the fresh air. This is a dedicated cycle path that follows the old rail track under arched bridges, through a tunnel and past beautiful countryside all the way to Athlone. With lots of entry and exit points, you can hop on and off to explore the villages and attractions along the way.

Pass under the old 3 arched bridge near Streamstown. Stop in Moate for a bite to eat and then park the bikes for a while to explore the beauty of Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park. When you’ve explored Athlone, there’s a lot more cycling still to be discovered. Use it as a base and spend a day at Lough Boora with it’s many cycle routes or head up to Hodson Bay and get on the South Roscommon trail. For more information on the Old Rail Trail Greenway, click here or to view our Greenway Infographic, click here.

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