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6 great greenways to try this autumn
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Discover the incredible greenways across Ireland where you can enjoy relaxing walks with friends or plan a great cycling adventure.

Plan your autumn greenway getaway and don't worry if you didn’t bring your bike, you can hire one at the start of the trip.

1Great Southern Greenway Limerick

Take off on a 40km long journey across County Limerick from Rathkeale towards the Kerry border. Enjoy the peaceful Great Southern Greenway Limerick and lush, rural countryside as you make your way towards Newcastle West and climb the Mullaghareirk Mountains before skirting around Abbeyfeale and finishing in Kerry.

2Great Western Greenway
Discover the Great Western Greenway.

Make your way from the idyllic town of Westport in County Mayo along the edge of the otherworldly Clew Bay and across to Achill Island on the 42km long Great Western Greenway

Follow the trail along the old railway with Croagh Patrick standing tall in the background and finish off your day with a dip in the turquoise waters of Keem Bay. Ride the greenway back to Westport afterwards or let your bike hire company pick you up from your endpoint.

3Waterford Greenway
Cycle along the magical Waterford Greenway.

See the best of the sunny south east on a cycle along the Waterford Greenway. Set off from the historic Viking city and cruise along the relatively flat greenway towards Dungarvan 46km away. Stop off for a scenic stroll in the glorious gardens of Mount Congreve Estate before spinning around the base of the Comeragh Mountains. 

Wind your cycle up at the Waterford coastline for a perfect coastal weekend stay in Dungarvan, complete with beautiful views and welcoming gastropubs.

4Royal Canal Greenway

Cycle along the iconic Royal Canal from Dublin City through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and finish up in the heart of Ireland in Longford. Leisurely pedal your way along the edge of the canal as barges sail past and fishermen cast their lines.

Stop off for a hearty meal and overnight stay in Maynooth, Mullingar or any of the many great towns along the 145km Royal Canal Greenway. Parts of this greenway are still under construction, so this is one for people who want a more challenging day out.

5Grand Canal Greenway

Set off from Adamstown in Dublin along the Grand Canal Greenway and cycle 117km all the way to Shannon Harbour in County Offaly. Bask in the peaceful atmosphere as you make your way through the Kildare countryside and into welcoming Tullamore for a well earned meal. 

Complete the whole route in two days with an overnight stay in Tullamore or pick your favourite section and spend the weekend by the water in Shannon Bridge, Edenderry or Sallins.

6Great Eastern Greenway

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley and Mourne Mountains on the Great Eastern Greenway. This short 7km route is perfect for a quick cycle or a leisurely stroll that begins at the Carlingford Marina. 

Enjoy a dish of famous Carlingford Oysters in one of the restaurants or pubs on the narrow streets of this Norman town and see why so many people love spending a weekend away in Carlingford.

Greenways are designed for accessibility so whether you're a cyclist, walker or wheelchair user, there's a greenway out there for you. Ireland is full of exciting greenways and great adventures, check out our Great Outdoors page for even more amazing things to do. 

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