Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46 km off-road cycling and walking trail along the former Great Southern and Western railway line which runs between Ireland’s oldest city of Waterford and Dungarvan. The Waterford Greenway transports you through time and tide; from Waterford’s Viking City through the Industrial age, along the River Suir, out by Mount Congreve Gardens, through Kilmacthomas, across eleven bridges, over three impressive viaducts and through a 400mt long tunnel; with spectacular views of the River Suir, Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast en route. The railway line opened in 1878 connecting Waterford City with Mallow in County Cork and it was considered to be the most scenic railway route in Ireland. It was in operation for almost 90 years, until the last passenger train on 25th March 1967 – exactly fifty years to the day that the new Waterford Greenway opened! One of the main shareholders in the old railway line was the Duke of Devonshire and it was known locally as the ‘Duke’s Line’ for many years. The route itself has some fascinating heritage attached to it, for example, the viaduct at Ballyvoyle was blown up in 1922 during the War of Independence. The Greenway also passes the site at Woodstown where Vikings from Norway first settled in Waterford and in Kilmacthomas it goes past the old famine workhouse.
You can download a map, or use an interactive map at www.visitwaterfordgreenway.com
Check out this short video for a taste of The Waterford Greenway
Greenway Waterford Bike Hire and City Tours
Donal and Nora Jacob, provide greenway and city tours, bike and equipment hire, family friendly solutions and a great service. Greenway Waterford cater for individuals, families, students or small groups. Tours can be personalised to meet individuals needs. for further information, to arrange pickup/drop off click here
Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours & Bike Hire operate 7 days a week, you can contact John on 085 1113850 or visit http://www.waterfordgreenway.com
Waterford Greenway Bike Hire can be contacted on 051 295955 or visit http://www.waterfordgreenwaybikehire.com
Tramore Bike Tours
Tramore Bike Tours in Co Waterford offers you the chance to explore some of the South East’s most striking regions with a fully guided bicycle tour at your own pace. From the cliffs of the Copper Coast to Fenor Bog, a bike tour offers unrivalled access to Co Waterford. For More Information click here.