Self-Guided Walking and Running Holidays along Ireland’s Royal Canal

Explore Ireland’s longest Greenway!

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DESIGN YOUR IDEAL WALKING OR RUNNING HOLIDAY

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Pick Your Preferred Route

Choose Between 14 Walking and Running Holidays along The Royal Canal.
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Customize Your Holiday

Choose your Preferred Start Date, Starting Point, Distance and much more.
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Personalized Itinerary Including Top Accommodation and Luggage Transfers.

WELCOME TO ROYAL CANAL ADVENTURES

Walking and Running Holidays

At Royal Canal Adventures we specialise in creating tailor made self-guided walking or running holidays along the Royal Canal. We can create bespoke getaways that include a combination of walking, cycling and cruising on a canal boat. If you want to soak in the local culture after a day’s trek, we can arrange a variety of activities from traditional Irish music lessons to pottery workshops.

The Royal Canal Greenway

Ireland’s Royal Canal Greenway is Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling trail at 130km. The Royal Canal passes through 5 counties, Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford. It begins in Ireland’s capital city and runs deep into the rural Irish Midlands. Although the Dublin section of the canal is not a designated greenway as it is not fully open to cyclists, walkers and runners are in luck. It is possible to enjoy 144.45km of off-road trail from Newcomen Bridge, Dublin City to Cloondara, Longford on foot.

The Royal Canal is made to be explored. It cuts through towns and villages steeped in history and overflowing with culture. It traverses rural Irish countryside abounding in natural beauty. The Canal’s towpaths have no sharp ascents or descents making the Greenway accessible to walkers and runners of all abilities.

Brendan Creedon leaning against a bridge arch on the Royal Canal
Three happy people waving to the camera beside canal
The Forty Sixth Lock pub
Killashee Harbour on the Royal Canal
three happy runners beside signpost on the Royal Canal
two people on a self-guided running holiday on the Royal Canal

CHOOSE YOUR HOLIDAY

Choose from our excellent range of walking, running and multi-activity holidays!

WHY BOOK WITH ROYAL CANAL ADVENTURES

Experience the beauty and splendour of the Royal Canal

Brilliant Routes

Our routes are expertly designed, providing you with all the information you’ll need to make the most of your holiday.

Local Knowldge

We’ll supply you with local knowledge of the best pubs, restaurants and hidden gems to visit in the surrounding area.

Convenient Transfers

We’ll pick you up from Longford, Roscommon or Mullingar transport hubs at the start of your holiday, or take you to them when you finish.

Accommodation Booking

We’ll book your accommodation in tried and tested friendly guest houses and hotels along your chosen route.

Luggage Transfer

We’ll take care of transferring your luggage to your next accommodation so you can focus on enjoying your holiday.

Unique Experience

You’ll have a one of a kind and unique experience journeying along the beautiful and historic Royal Canal.

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