Families & Greenways

The 76km Connemara Greenway runs between the medieval city of Galway and the vibrant town of Clifden, passing through breathtaking scenery, historic sites, and charming towns and villages along the way. 

When finished, the Connemara Greenway will be Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling path, offering a wide range of amenities, accommodations, and friendly faces along the route. The Connemara Greenway is a planned bicycle and pedestrian path that traces the path of the abandoned Galway-Clifden railway line, which closed in 1935.

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8km 1+hours / Easy

The Clifden section of the Connemara Greenway,  starts in the Town and travels east towards the 12Bens along very quiet laybys and dedicated greenway paths, this section also connects on to a dedicated cycle path along the N59 and leads  to a heritage Center. This 8km cycle is suitable for all the family, the views are off the wonderful Roundstone bogs lakes and of the incredible 12 Bens mountain range. 

This image depicts a colorful and informative map of the clifden bike shop's cycle routes, featuring various landmarks, symbols representing the difficulty levels and sights, and contact information for the bike shop. the map shows a coastal environment with specific cycling routes marked by numbers and includes a legend for interpreting the symbols used throughout the illustration. the design suggests it's a tourist-friendly guide meant for navigation and planning cycling trips in the region.

6km 1+hours / Easy

The Ballynahinch section of the Connemara Greenway is a dedicated 8km stretch, ideal for those who wish for an easy route. Wonderfully paved paths lead you along the Owenmore River on one section where you will see fishermen patiently swooping their fly rods and in the other direction beautiful views of the lakes and mountains of Connemara.

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This section of the Connemara greenway is approximately 8 km which is very close to the joining with the Ballynahinch Greenway.

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