The Coastal Route

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  • Name
  • The Coastal Route
  • Grade
  • Very Challenging
  • Distance
  • 76 kms
  • Type
  • Linear
  • Estimated time
  • 5 hours
  • Ascent
  • 880m
  • Terrain
  • On Road
  • Waymarking
  • White signs with blue text
  • Parking and Trailhead
  • Dungarvan
  • Trailhead OSI Map No, Grid Ref/GPS
  • X 263 933, 52.088954, -7.620194 / S 702 102, 52.238985, -6.972128
  • Minimum Gear
  • prepare for all-weather types
  • Dogs allowed
  • N/A


Cyclists choosing this route will be treated to amazing coastal vistas around every corner. Starting in Dungarvan, the route follows the Waterford Greenway out of the town for the first 10 kilometres. The first village encountered is Stradbally, which is the gateway to the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geo Park and is a multi award winner in Tidy Towns and Entente Florale competitions. Next is Bunmahon which was the centre for copper mining in the 19th century. Further along this coastline Kilmurrin Cove, Dunabrattin Head and the village of Annestown all offer ideal resting points to admire some great sea views. Alternatively, one can travel a little further along the route and visit Fenor Bog. Why not cool down with a swim at Newtown Cove near The Metal Man, before reaching the family seaside resort of Tramore. The cycle to the beautiful fishing village of Dunmore East affords the rider some wonderful views of Tramore Bay, dunes and backstrand. This coastal odyssey finishes off in the charming ferry village of Passage East where one can contemplate the return journey along the spectacular Waterford coastline!