The Old Rail Trail runs between Athlone and Mullingar through the very heart of Ireland, following the historic Midlands Great Western Railway track, past restored station houses and under pretty stone arched bridges. With lots of entry and exit points, you can hop on and off to explore the villages and attractions along the way, whether for a leisurely 8km cycle from Athlone to Moate or the ambitious 40km.
Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park is a must-see attraction on the trail and great options for rest. Refreshments are available in Moate, Castletown and Ballinea en-route. Bike hire is available at Athlone, Moate and Mullingar.
In association with Sport Ireland.