The Old Rail Trail

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. – Old Rail Trail Brochure

This section of greenway travels along the old railway corridor between Athlone and Mullingar. Like the canal greenways, the wonderful aspect about cycling along old railway corridors is that they are virtually flat and thereby suitable for all levels of fitness and all ages. Additionally, such routes offer safe and traffic free routes running through some of Ireland’s most spectacular countryside and farmlands.

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