Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours & Bike Hire

Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours & Bike Hire

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Explore Ireland's Ancient Easts Greenway Cycling tour in Waterford. Travel into rural Ireland and enjoy panoramic views over the Emerald Isle’s spectacular countryside. Experience the 46km off road trail along an old railway line which travels through time and nature across eleven bridges, three tall viaducts and an atmospheric tunnel.
Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
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Steve1161
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Family of 4 and hired bikes starting in Kilmacthomas for two days. The team were flexible to switch one of the days due to heavy rain and they had a decent selection of bikes for all sizes and skills. Unfortunately we got a puncture but they came to rescue and replace the bike with 5 minutes of our call, which was very impressive. Although weather not great, we still got to enjoy the two days.....
Written August 6, 2020
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osweeney2020
Kilkenny, Ireland2 contributions
Aug 2020
We could not have had a better experience than with Waterford Greenway Tours. We left it a little late to get in touch but they were able to source two bikes and trailers for us and our twin boys. Brilliant and helpful on the phone and just the same in person when we turned up to pick up our bikes. Loved the Greenway and we had a fantastic day out. Looking forward to going back for a another run at it and will without a doubt be getting back in touch with John and his team. Owen S
Written August 10, 2020
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Louise M
2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I really enjoyed the cycle. This service was very helpful and I highly recommend it. Staff was very outgoing and friendly and the bikes were very comfortable. It made the experience a lovely one to remember.
Written June 30, 2018
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N.I.
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
We booked 2 hybrid bikes in Waterford to cycle the Greenway, however when we got there they didn't have the bikes we booked. They gave my boyfriend a racing bike instead which was good. Unfortunately, my bike was a completely disaster. It wasn't a hybrid bike and it wasn't suitable for the Greenway at all. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to cycle more than 5k on that bike. I had to exchange the bike in Dungarvan the following day to make it back to Waterford.
Written August 21, 2020
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Lynn lou
5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I booked 7 Bikes off this place in August . Booked and paid for in FULL . Money taken out of our Account ..
We had travelled down from Dublin, when we were almost there I happened to ring to confirm the pick up.. I spoke to a girl who haven’t a clue about my booking . She said she’d Ring back but of course she didn’t . I rang again and A guy called JOHN answered this time.. the ABUSE HE GAVE over the phone was absolutely DISGRACEFUL. He told me “what do you want me to do , I don’t have your bikes my booking engine crashed. “ And than the abuse started.
He Than HUNG UP ON ME .
I rang back twice but he wouldn’t answer.
My Husband than rang from his phone , he answered straight away. He was on loud speaker as my husband was driving and the ABUSE HE ROARED at my Husband of which 4 people heard was ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE.
He was the RUDEST man I have ever come across EVER. Than HUNG UP AGAIN.
WE WERE ALL IN SHOCK
We arrived at GRATTAN QUAY, to shutters pulled down. We walked along the streets of Waterford trying to find his shop. Along the way we met a few locals who said to us
THATS GUYS BEHAVIOUR IS NOTHING NEW DOWN HERE .. he’s giving the bike hire companies a very bad name . We never got to go on cycle trip instead sat in a hotel having coffee.
It’s an absolutely Disgraceful TERRIBLE company to deal with.
Only 1 good thing about it was, he did Refund the money . But what good was that to 7 people who take the day off work TO TRAVEL FROM DUBLIN.
NEVER AGAIN.
BTW ONLY GAVE 1 STAR BECAUSE I HAD TO. 😡😡😡
Written September 14, 2020
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littlemissbutler
maynooth101 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We popped in at 130 looking to rent 5 bikes, 3 adults, 2 kids and a child seat for a few hours. We were quoted 100€ as a daily rate, no discounts or flexibility. We were going to give the Greenway a miss but came across OMahony cycles/abbeysiderentabike.com (look out for yellow sign) Sexton St, who charged 55€ all in. Literally almost half the price, free parking on Sexton St. Would highly recommend the Greenway.
Written April 24, 2019
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More_Mash
Cork, Cork, Ireland170 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We booked two bikes for pick up from the Dungarvan depot. 50 euros for two bikes for just one day is a bit steep, especially as the bikes were not fully kitted out or well maintained.
My bike had no bell or stand, the pedals on my wife's bike were warped and the gears were not working correctly. We were not provided bike locks either which was odd.
I expected a better offering for what we had spent. The next time we return we will shop around Dungarvan for a better deal.

The Greenway itself is incredible and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Written July 14, 2019
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Hi there, All Bike Hire companies in the Dungarvan area have similar prices. Some have higher rates as a Shuttle Bus and Breakdown Assistance is included. If you requested or asked for a bike with a bell, stand or locks a member of our team would have assisted you in providing what you have just asked for. There wouldn’t have been an issue. As previously mentioned breakdown assistance is provided if your wife’s bike had problems such as gears not working or problems with peddles we would have happily went out and provided a new bike to you. We just want our customers to be happy and comfortable when out on the Greenway.
Written July 17, 2019
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elaineguinan
Wexford, Ireland1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Family
Our first time on the Greenway & it definitely won't be our last. We hired the bikes in Kilmacthomas and cycled to Dungarvan. Stunning scenery along the route. Staff in both bike shops were lovely & a lovely bus driver took us back to Kilmacthomas when we were finished. Highly recommend.
Written July 13, 2018
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Liam M
Kilkenny, Ireland22 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Firstly folks this review is for those of you like me getting on in years and yet like to get out and feel the breeze on your forehead as you cycle through wonderful Irish countryside in Irelands Ancient East.
We wanted to experence the thrill of cycling in the Irish Countryside and to be safe cycling.We also wanted to be able to pick a location and to cycle hired bikes back to our car . Having lunch somewhere would be good and also maybe doing something other than cycling all day.
We got everything and more from the moment we contacted Waterford Greenway Bike Hire located at 2 Grattan Quay Waterford. The Bike Hire Store was a short walk from where we were able to park our car on Merchants Quay Waterford for a daily rate of 4.40 euros.
They are busy folks so its worth calling back on the mobile number I was given. I'm really pleased that I did ,as I now know how they give everyone top class service.
The number I used was 085 111 3850.
So what did we do ...Let me tell you that at 10am this morning we used their free bus with some other couples who were travelling to a place called Dungarvan a distance f apx 49km from Waterford City.We got off at a place called Killmacthomas apx 29km from the city . The driver of the coach was Joe I think and Joe was very friendly and hugely informative about the countryside and more. Malcolm organised the bikes with a lovely girl in their office in Kilmacthomas. Gel saddles and carriers to hold our water supplies and food to get us back to Waterford.
We cycled over a really cool viaduct and through lovely green fields with cattle grazing , saying hello to many along the way.
We had a lunch stop at Kilmeaden after cycling for more than one hour. Mount Congreve famous gardens are along the cycle route so we decided to stop and visit .
90 minutes later after a wonderful to the Congreve Gardens we recommenced our cycle back to Waterford and arrived at 3.30pm..We cycled in a leisurely way enjoying the sights and doing what we over 50's like doing.
We decided not to cycle the full route in one day , which you can do in absolute safety we are told. We want to come back and next time we will cycle from Dungarvan to Kilmacthomas. Cant wait. This company know how to look after people and anyone needing advice dont hesitate to make contact . Wonderful experience with a friendly people running a great service . All you over 50's out there get cycling again and make sure to use this company . We returned today in such great form that I wanted to write this review straight away. I hope you find it useful.
Written July 11, 2018
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Gillian C
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
We hired bikes yesterday picking them up in Waterford city and returning them in Dungarven.
We arrived to a very hap hazard set up. Even though we had a booking we were told there were hardly any bikes left upon our arrival just after 10am. The bikes we were given were not in any way fitted to us. My friends bike was clearly too small and the handlebar on my bike flipped up and down when cycling. Due to the handle bar situation my bike kept veering right also. No carriers on the back of our bikes and no holders for a water bottle.
We were given no information as to where the Greenway began until we asked and even then we were just pointed in the direction and rushed off.
When we enquired about helmets we were told there were none left and pick them up in Kilmacthomas a good 20klm away.
Upon arrival at 4pm in Dungarven we were informed by the girl in the shop that the last bus would leave at 5 and she did not think there was any space on it. She informed us the bus Eireann bus was our other option.
We could not be given an exact time for the arrival of this bus so we had to hang around outside the shop.
Many of the customers could not be accommodated due to a lack of space and taxis appeared to be organised.
While the Greenway is a beautiful cycle the hap hazard treatment with the bike rental took away from it.
Having cycled the Geat Western Geenway and experienced amazing customer service from the bike rental shop i think a lot better needs to be offered in Waterford.
Written August 10, 2017
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