The Old Rail Trail is a rural route through the heart of the Irish Midlands, starting in the bustling town of Athlone and continuing on a converted stretch of the Midlands Great Western Railway. The 40km journey takes us through rich fertile farmland, away from the hustle of towns, in a beautiful rural setting to the market town of Mullingar.
The Old Rail Trail forms part of the proposed Galway to Dublin Cycleway, which will be Irelands first dedicated inter-city coast to coast greenway route for cyclists.
For more information on the Old Rail Trail where it starts and ends click here.
What are Greenways/Cycleways?
Greenways are essentially off-road routes designed for cyclists and pedestrians described as “Communication routes reserved exclusively for non-motorised journeys, developed in an integrated manner which enhances both the environment and quality of life of the surrounding area. Learn more about Greenways/Cycleways click here.
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