As a way to reuse old railway tracks, Waterford Greenway was created. This greenway route is an amazing 46km-off-road cycling and walking route that goes from Waterford to Dungarvan. If you enjoy outdoor sports, this is a great experience!
Along the route you are surrounded by nature and interesting man-made structures like viaducts, arcs, tunnels etc.
You can start at any point on the route but beginning in Waterford City is recommended.
Here you can hire a bike if you haven’t brought your own. Prices for adult bikes are approximately €20 per day for adults and €10 for kids. Helmets are also included in the price, as is a return shuttle bus to locations along the route. If you don’t feel like doing the full route, Kilmacthomas, located half-way, is also a good starting point. Bicycles can be hired from here too.
The Waterford Greenway Route:
This lovely route leads you by the Red Iron Bridge or the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge, the longest single span cable stay bridge in Ireland. It´s a mostly flat surface so it isn’t too much of a challenge.
You have the opportunity to see beautiful gardens as well as ancient Viking settlements. This part of the journey is very suitable for those who are travelling with small children or those with reduced mobility.
This route goes deep into the countryside. You are surrounded by farm animals and wildlife. You can also enjoy the view of the Comeragh Mountains.
Here you can find stops with refreshments and great views like the seven arch stone railway viaduct that stretches over the River Tay.
Durrow- Clonea Road (6km)
This part is flat for 2km and then declines slightly towards the next stop. You go through the 400 metre long Ballyvoyle Tunnel. There is also Ballyvoyle Viaduct, constructed in 1878.
Clonea Road-Dungarvan (4km)
This is the final leg of the trip leading to the picturesque and historic port of Dungarvan. you walk towards Dungarvan Bay, an area important for wildlife. The journey ends in Walton Park in the centre of Dungarvan.
This Waterford to Dungarvan route is becoming increasingly popular, particularly on days with good weather. Not to be missed!