The Waterford Greenway was officially open as of Saturday March 25th 2017 and is the longest off-road walking and cycling route in Ireland. It stretches 46km from Waterford City to Dungarvan along the former Great Southern and Western Railway line.
The Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan. Enjoy a beautiful journey across three tall viaducts from the river to the sea. On your way you can find a place for lunch or also just a coffee – even a pub is on the trail. During the Summer months, there will be various pop-up-shops along the route. Bikes can be hired at Hanover street in Waterford. Dogs on a short lead are allowed on the trail. Shuttle busses are available in Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas and Waterford.
The route features eleven bridges, three viaducts and a 400-metre tunnel and takes in Waterford City, Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Kilmacthomas, Shanacool, Scartore and Dungarvan.
It is a must do when it comes to visiting the South East and Treacys Hotel have you covered when it comes to Waterford Greenway bike hire or storing your bikes. You can either hire a bike onsite or store your own bikes in our secure bike room. Set off to discover the Greenway whenever you please and return for a home cooked meal and a well-deserved rest.
Treacys Hotel should be the very top of your list if you are looking for Waterford Greenway accommodation. You really have everything here at your fingertips. All that is left to find is some time to get some fresh air and enjoy the sights of the Sunny South East.
We often get asked ‘How long does it take to cycle the Waterford Greenway?’ The answer is, it varies. If you want to go fast, not make many stops and are using this as a workout, you can easily do the 46km in under two hours. If you want to take a more leisurely approach to the 46km flat and smooth track you could take 3-4 hours and really enjoy the sights with the whole family. You also always have the option not to do the full 46km, but just a section of it. You can see why the Greenway is such a hit with families and people of all fitness levels, from walkers and joggers to cyclists. For tourists, what a great way to explore a little section of Ireland Ancient East.
You can also have a look at here: interactive map, for the Waterford Greenway Map