Waterford Greenway Bike Hire And Visitor Centre

Waterford Greenway Bike Hire And Visitor Centre

Waterford Greenway Bike Hire And Visitor Centre
4.5
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
About
Looking for reliable, affordable bike hire on the Waterford Greenway? Situated in three locations along the route, Sexton Street, Dungarvan, The Workhouse, Kilmacthomas and Hanover Street, Waterford, we can provide you with all your bicycle needs. We're here to ensure you have an enjoyable trip along the stunning 46 km route of the Waterford Greenway. Our dedicated staff can help your find the perfect bicycle for your trip along the beautiful scenic Waterford Greenway. We have a wide selection of Giant hybrid bikes for both men and women, Giant electric bikes, kids bikes, trailers and tag alongs for children. We are open daily 9am to 6pm.
Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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1907Dee
Sligo, Ireland130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I hired an electric bike to cycle from Dungarvan to Waterford City. I had done my research before I booked so I knew that this was the only Greenway bike hire company which provided the option of cycling the full route and leaving the bike at the end in Waterford City. Despite what's advertised none of the companies provide a bus shuttle service for return journeys but you can get the 'Cork' Bus Eireann bus back to Dungarvan. I found this company helpful and easy to deal with, they offered me a helmet, lock and bungy strap to secure my bag. They also provided me with advice on where to stop to eat/toilets etc along the route. While it was nice to cycle into the City, there is a short section where there is roadworks and you need to walk the bike inside cones along a busy road. Also while there is a space to park your bike at Mount Congrieve Gardens there is nothing to lock them too so I didn't feel comfortable leaving the bike unattended at this location.
Written 18 August 2023
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cleggan7
Dublin, Ireland49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Kilmacthomas greenway bike hire is located in the old Workhouse, with the Coachhouse cafe adjoining. Great selection of bikes for myself and 12 year old grandson, and professional advice on which were the most suitable bikes. Was amazed at the scale and professionalism of the operation and highly recommend it.
Written 9 August 2023
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DocKat
Cork, Ireland48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Really good, straight forward service. Extremely enjoyable day out. Picked up bikes in Dungarvan (€25 for an adult bike) and cycled to Waterford in about 3.5 hours with a one hour break in Kilmacthomas (left about 11am, arrived in Waterford about 3.15pm).

The Greenway is an old railway line so the inclines are very gentle, no steep hills. Surface is excellent. Lovely views that change regularly along the way.

Staff in the shops were very friendly and sound. Gave good advice on places to stop etc. If you get a puncture they'll pick you up.

The shop's website still has a page referring to mini bus transfers that appears in online searches (but is not linked to on their website). This service no longer exists but it's very straight forward to get the public bus (€5) back so you only have to cycle one way. It takes about an hour and runs every hour from Waterford bus station which is very close to their shop.

Waterford City is nice and has come on hugely in the last 10 years. It's much smaller and not as vibrant or interesting as Cork, but there are a few nice cafés and bars to sit outside and contemplate your achievement. Highligh recommended.
Written 10 July 2023
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Dave B
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I went with my two kids and we hired a buggy. First time. Service was great, and the advice along with it. I arrived with two kids in tow and thus some rather predictable questions. The guy who got us sorted clearly wanted us to have a great trip; he took the time to walk me through a few strategies and things to consider before finalizing a plan. And his advice proved valuable...as otherwise we might've been stuck waiting for a bus at the other end or paying major taxi fees.

My only critique is that the website could have much more extensive FAQs. I'm sure there are at least another 10-20 common questions which they could get in front of to save everyone time and energy.

But honestly, a great, affordable and safe way to spend the day outside. Highly recommend.
Written 13 May 2023
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andrew d
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Went on the greenway today last minute when the weather was so nice. Hired bikes from the lads very friendly and helpful bikes were comfy and good condition the greenway is beautiful and the section from kilmacthomas to dungarvan is excellent great place to hire bikes nice cafe on site and it's right on the greenway with plenty of parking well worth using if your in the area and looking for bikes. Thank you
Written 13 April 2023
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Sean O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Passed by this company a few times in the last few years as we always had our own bikes. They were always helpful, whether it be pumping our tires or just general directions and things to see and do.

Finally decided to rent some E=bikes from them as a test run as we are planning to buy our own at some stage in the near future. Couldn't be more accommodating, they trained us in on the use of the E-bikes in great detail and were very patient as we are not very technical ourselves!

Weather wasn't great, the route holds up very well in wet conditions which is a credit to the local council and still a great day to be had despite the rain. The sites are a must see in any conditions.

Highly recommend them in every regard. Extremely helpful!
Written 16 March 2023
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Shari K
Kilkenny, Ireland6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
So, we have used this service quite a lot and usually we would never complain.
But sadly all changed today. We usually get a kids bike for my 9 year old. And usually they're fine. But today we had gone about 1km and all of a sudden her bike just comes to a sudden and abrupt and complete stop. We thought the chain came off but no. To our disgust the part of the chain where the gears change was completely bent inwards and the chain had come off any got caught in the plasti spoke protector. It had clearly happening many times before blad lots of chunks had been taken out of the plastic from previous users. It was lethal. For the luck of god my daughter wasn't going down hill or at any major speed because she'd have gone straight over the handle bars. The speed she came to a stop it. It was a potential death trap. We called the store to be told we'd have to either walk the bike back or wait 25mins for someone to come to us. I was disgusted. I mean what a joke. The bikes wheel wouldn't move so we would have had to carry it the almost 1.5km back to the shop. Or wait 25 mins for someone to come out. I was furious. The bike should never have been sent out in that condition. I would have assumed (stupidly) that they were checked after every hire to make sure they were fit and safe for purpose.
It was freezing today so we weren't going to wait in the cold for 25mins so reluctantly we had to walk all the way back to the shop pushing out bikes as my daughter was walking. We had to call the shop and say we are leaving the bike there because we weren't carrying it almost 2km for an problem they are responsible for. And after all this no compensation for our wasted trip and inconvenience. Just about got our money back. Really really disappointed. And now we're reluctant to use this service again as my daughter could have been seriously hurt
Written 26 February 2023
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Brendan N
Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Brilliant company. I would highly recommend them. The bikes I got for my two boys and myself were good quality Giant bikes in good nick and served us well on our cycle from Waterford City to Kilmacthomas and back again. The most impressive thing though was that we had bitten off more than we could chew in relation to the amount of time we allocated to return back to Waterford City. The shop closes at 5pm in November and it was well after that when I rocked up to the shop, fearing that it would be closed and that I would have to hold onto the bike overnight in our hotel and pay for another days hire but luckily for me, Michael was sitting in the shop waiting for me. He was an absolute gentleman about the whole situation and sent me on my way with a big Waterford smile on his face, much to my relief.
Written 29 November 2022
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MartaIndia
Ireland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I did not hire bike from the shop but lovely person pump tires of my own bike and gave me directions. Shop is centrally located, very close to car park, short cycle from the starting point of the Greenway.
Written 29 August 2022
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Martin D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great day out on the Greenway. Picked up at the Dungarvan shop, very friendly and informative staff. Bikes were great! We dropped at Coach House Coffee and got the Greenway Bus back. Will be back to see the Waterford side!
Written 7 August 2022
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