Cycling or Walking Waterford Greenway.

Cycling or Walking Waterford Greenway.

The Greenway is 46km long from Dungarvan to Waterford, built on an old railway line. The route is off-road,  suited to all the family, and one of the best greenways in Ireland. The distance from Waterford to Kilmacthomas is 23 km, and its the same distance to Dungarvan, all off-road.  Bike hire is for a day rate,   with the Kilmacthomas base is our recommendation base for a family with parking, a cafe and allows you to take a loop cycle. Sustainable holidays when cycling from Waterford to Dungarvan, connect by public bus to Cork.

Types of Bikes available for hire

Adults – Men’s Giant Bike,  Ladies  Giant Bike,   Electric Bike                     

 Children Large Kids Bike (7-12 years),  Small Kids bike  6-9 years old.  

Attachments –   Bike Trailer for children 6 months to  4 years,   Tag a Long Bike attached to adult bike for children 5-7 years old,   Bike Seat for children 2- 5 years old,   Dog trailer for small dogs to go with the family.

Fitness Level 3

Guide

Cycling

Scenic

2.5 Hours

The Greenway is 46km long from Dungarvan to Waterford, taking approximately 5 hours (leisurely cycle), and built on an old railway line. The route is off road,  suited to all the family and one of the best greenways in Ireland. 

Bike hire is for a day rate, with drop off agreed at time of booking. The distance from Waterford to Kilmacthomas is 23 km, and its the same distance to Dungarvan, all off road.  The Kilmacthomas base is our recommendation as it has plenty of parking, a cafe and allows you to take a loop cycle along this most  scenic part of the Waterford Greenway. Cycle off-road through the Ballyvolye tunnel and Viaduct as well as the Durrus viaduct, along the coast to Clonea beach. Bring the togs and towels and have a swim at Clonea, have lunch at a cafe or being a picnic for a round trip of about 3 hours gentle cycling. 

 All bikes are Giant bikes, with an options to pre-book buggies, tag a long child seats, even the small family dog can accompany you. 

Distances are as follows on Waterford Greenway

Waterford to Killoteran – 7.5km

Kiloternan to Kinmeaden -3km

Kilmeaded to Kilmacthomas  13.5km 

KIlmacthomas to Durrus  12km

Durrow to Clonean Road 5pm

Clonea Road to Dungarvan  4 km 

Things To Do

  • Bike Hire is per day from 9am to 6pm. You can book a multi-day trip if you wish or a 1 way from Waterford to Dungarvan. 
  • If you wish to do a one-way trip a  public bus service hourly from Dungarvan or Waterford will bring you back to your base.
  • Bring Sun-cream, rainwear, drinks, and suitable clothing and shoes. No flip-flops or sandals. 
  • A breakdown. Serve is available for the occasional customer who has a puncture. 

       * Mount Congreve Gardens is 3km on the Waterford to KImeaden section of the greenway. The Suir Valley railway is also accessible nearby from the greenway 

Price / Group Size

Details of your Pick up location and Options 

  • For a 1 way trip from Waterford to Dungarvan. Public Bus service links Waterford and Dungarvan hourly if you wish to return to the departure town.
  • For Car drivers and Families we suggest Kilmacthomas as a base, with plenty of parking and a loop trip. Fill out enquiry form with details of bikes needed and we will confirm availability
  • Types of Bikes available for hire

    Adults  *  Mens Giant Bike with 9 gears.  €30

              *  Ladies Giant Bike with 7 gears.      €30

               * Electric Bike                                      €55

              * Large Kids Bike  7-12 years old       €18

              *  Small Kids’ bike  6-9 years old.     €18

    Attachments – all free but need to be pre-booked

              – Bike Trailer for children 6 months to  4 years

                Tag a Long Bike attached to an adult bike for children 5-7 years old              

               – Bike Seat for children 2- 5 years old

             – Dog trailer for small dogs to go with the family

Group Size.       2-40  people

We Provide

Bikes of various sizes for men, women, children, babies, dogs. Helmets and Locks.

Map of the Greenway at collection point. 

All bikes, attachments are pre-booked. 

Types of Bikes available for hire

Adults – Mens Bike with  …gears.  €30

          – Ladies Bike  with …gears.   €30

             Electric Bike                      €50 or 55

          _  Large Kids Bike  7-12 years old €18

            Small Kids bike  6-9 years old.   €18

Attachments – all free but need be pre-booked 

          – Bike Trailer for children 6 months to  4 years

            Tag a Long Bike attached to adult bike for children 5-7 years old              

           – Bike Seat for children 2- 5 years old 

         – Dog trailer for small dogs to go with the family

Please Bring

  • Bring Sun-cream, rainwear, drinks and suitable clothing and shoes. No flip-flops or sandals. 

Good To Know

  • Bike Hire is per day from 9 am to 6 pm. You can book a multi-day trip if you wish or a 1 way from Waterford to Dungarvan. 
  • If you wish to do a one-way trip a  public bus service hourly from Dungarvan or Waterford will bring you back to your base.
  • Bring Sun-cream, rainwear, drinks and suitable clothing and shoes. No flip-flops or sandals. 
  • A breakdown. Serve is available for the occasional customer who has a puncture. 
  • Mount Congreve Gardens is 3km from the Waterford to Kilmeaden section of the greenway. The Suir Valley railway is also accessible nearby from the greenway 
  • Toilet Facilities at Ballyvolane Tunnell, Mount Congreve House and Gardens, Suir Valley Railway at Kilmeaden, Kilmacthomas. 
  • Coffee Facilities along the route at pop-up shops as well as a cafe at Kilmacthomas, Dungarvan, Waterford, and Clonea. O’Mahony’s pub just after the Ballyvole Tunnel has facilities as well as food.
  • Children must be accompanied by guardians or a form provided for school and college groups which is signed by guardians to allow people under 18 to talk part in cycling trips. 
  • Cycling on the greenway is a safe activity for all the family, but attachments to bikes must be booked in advance.
  • This is not an activity that can be booked the day before the experience – so make sure to book well in advance, especially if require electric or bikes with attachments. The minimum days to book is 5 days. 
  • Cyclists should always give way to walkers on the route, leaving plenty of room. Stop or slow down as necessary.
  • If traveling in a group of cyclists always warns cyclists behind you of hazards ahead.
  • Be courteous and respectful of other cyclists or walkers along the route.
  • Leave no Trace- make sure to take any refuse with you and dispose at trail-head bins.
    At Activity Days, our priority is your safety, well-being, and enjoyment of this activity. Please note the following;
  • It is your responsibility to bring adequate clothing, footwear, and equipment where specified. Please note that the guide may refuse participation in the activity if you fail to do so and your activity fee will not be refunded.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the fitness criteria prescribed for this activity. Please note that the guide may refuse participation in the activity on this basis and your activity fee will not be refunded.
  • Please note that we and our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the activity if you are intoxicated, if refuse to comply with the instructions of the guide, if there is a risk to your safety or the safety of others for any reason, or are deemed unfit or unable to participate (in the reasonable opinion of Activity Days or the Guide). In this event, your fee will not be refunded.
    Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

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