The Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.
Spooky tunnels, dramatic viaducts and Copper Coast views are all in store for walkers and cyclists on Ireland’s newest greenway.
The Waterford Greenway, a 46km reboot of the Great Southern and Western Railway line, opens today as Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling experience.
“When the sun is out, there’s already been a kind of a Mediterranean feel with bikes lying around and people dallying and soaking up the atmosphere,” says Helen O’Mahony, who runs O’Mahony’s pub and shop in Durrow with her husband Tom. The €15 million trail stretches from Waterford City to Dungarvan – with 11 bridges, three viaducts and a 400-metre tunnel dotting a swathe of coastal, forest and farmland landscapes that show An Déise off at its very best.