Bike Week 2022

 17 May 2022

Family friendly cycling in Offaly and its surrounds - Old Rail Trail, Westmeath

In the second of our daily features on family friendly cycling in Offaly and its surrounds, we are highlighting the "Old Rail Trail".

The Old Rail Trail is a purpose built off-road shared pedestrian and cycleway trail, along a disused railway track from Garrycastle to Mullingar. Generally flat with a smooth surface and some gentle slopes, this trail is ideal for family groups of all ages, and all types of bikes.

Approximately 40km in length, there are a number of access points on to the Old Rail Trail. Route maps and more information can be found by visiting

So why not strap on the bikes, pack the helmets and see where your bike takes you this Bike Week (12 – 18th September 2021)