The Galway Greenway is a project to develop a walking and cycle trail between Galway to Clifden in County Galway. The first phase of this project is focusing on developing the greenway between Oughterard and Clifden. The second phase will develop the trail between Galway and Oughterard. When completed it will offer the general public 78 km of traffic free cycling through some of the most beautiful scenery on the west coast of Ireland.
The expectation is the Galway Greenway will match the success of the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill Island in County Mayo. Although it is anticipated that the new route will become a popular tourist attraction, it will also provide a benefit to local people in offering a safer route for them to walk or cycle in the area.
The Galway Greenway project is part of the overall Wild Atlantic Way development initiative. The Wild Atlantic Way project by Failte Ireland involves the development of an extensive driving route along the western seaboard to promote the region internationally as a tourist destination, from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal through to Galway and finishing in Kinsale in Co. Cork.