Old Rail Trail Greenway from the River Shannon in Athlone to the Royal Canal in Mullingar
The Old Rail Trail is a delightful Greenway that leads visitors through the very heart of Ireland, where you will hear nothing but birdsong and the whirr of the spokes on your bike. An entirely off-road walking and cycling trail it’s very safe for families or anyone looking for a leisurely spin.
42kms in total, it traces the historic Midlands Great Western Railway track, past restored station houses and under pretty stone arched bridges. Linking the mighty River Shannon in Athlone with the Royal Canal in Mullingar, it passes through areas of unique biodiversity and heritage along the way.
Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park is a must-see attraction on the trail and great options for rest and refreshments are available in Moate, Castletown and Ballinea en-route. Bike hire and tours are available from friendly providers at Athlone, Moate and Mullingar.
Full brochure guide here: https://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/media/Old%20Rail%20Trail%202019.pdf