Independent Cycle Tours

For the first time in Ireland you can go on a multi-day cycling holiday with family and friends away from traffic. With 130 km of towpath to explore, the Royal Canal Greenway has as adventure for everyone. We have made it easy for you to organise your own independent cycle tour and recommend three to four days to enjoy the full length of the  Royal Canal Greenway. There is a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets, from bespoke B&B’s and guesthouses to four star luxury hotels, the choice is yours. 

  • Book your bikes and panniers

    Bike can be rented from our base in Maynooth, Kildare for your multi-day cycle trip. Please advise us when booking your bikes and we can arrange collection from Longford. If there are only two people, bikes can be returned to Maynooth on the Dublin to Sligo intercity train. Please note only two bikes are allowed per train and need to be reserved online when booking your train ticket.

  • Book your accommodation

    The accommodation listed below has been carefully selected to appeal to all budgets. We would recommend booking your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

  • Luggage Transfers

    As we are committed to keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum, we encourage you to consider carefully whether you want to avail of our luggage transfer service. We do offer luggage transfer between accommodation each day and these can workout quite expensive for individuals, couples or small groups. We do encourage guests to pack light and carry their luggage in panniers on the bike. If you do choose this option, and you have extra baggage that you do not need for the cycling trip, we can arrange to move this from the starting point to your destination.

Maynooth, Kildare (Start of the Royal Canal Greenway)

Maynooth Campus

Glenroyal Hotel

Carton House Hotel

Moyvalley, Meath (30 km)

Hotwell House

Moyvalley Hotel

Thomastown, Westmeath (43 - 48 km)

Cunninghams AirBnB

Mary Lynches AirBnB

Mullingar, Westmeath (63 km)

Newbury Hotel

Annebrook House Hotel

Abbeyschrule, Longford (87 km)

Abbeyview House B&B

Accommodation Abbeyschrule Abbeyview House B&B

The Rustic Inn

Royal Canal Cycle Tours

Ballymahon, Longford (100 km)

Cooneys Hotel

Castlecor House

Clondra / Tarmonbarry, Longford (130 km)