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Walking & Hiking in Athlone

Welcome to the 4* Prince of Wales Hotel, the perfect location deep in the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland. The gateway to some of the most exciting and scenic walking and hiking routes that Ireland has to offer.

Our luxury accommodation in the heart of Athlone, Co. Westmeath, is set up as the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy brilliant routes like; the Old Rail Trail, Forest Walks, Warren Point Looped Walk and many more. By staying with us, you can avail of a great night’s rest followed by a Full Irish Breakfast to set you up and give your body the energy needed to hike your way through the countryside. Retreat to The Prince Bar later that day and enjoy the glorious menu on offer, fine dining and a wide selection of drinks await.

Whether you want a relaxing stroll along the banks of the Shannon or a trek along the Greenway, Athlone is here to be explored and enjoyed, bring the family and make the most of your time together in the great outdoors.

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The Old Rail Trail is a dedicated cycle path that follows the old rail track through a tunnel, past the countryside of Athlone and rolls under arched bridges. The trail starts in Mullingar along the canal to the top of the Greenway. With plenty of spots where people can hop off along the way to visit nearby attraction and small villages.

From a short 8km cycle to a more adventurous 40km route that brings you from Moate to Athlone, this cycling trail will suit even the most novice of fitness levels.

Just 20 minutes form our hotel doors, lies Rindoon, an abandoned medieval town with town wall, castle, hospital and mill. This 13th century hidden treasure provides the backdrop to a beautiful looped walk where visitors can stroll and take in the majestic scenery that the area provides.

Walk along the western shores of Lough Ree, breath in the fresh air and discover the beauty of the hidden heartlands.

Walk along the banks of the River Shannon like you’ve never seen it before. In the shadow of Athlone Castle, leading to a beautiful nature trail full of wildlife and a wonderful walkway. The 5km route brings you past decorative lawn, parklands and much more. Walk in the shade of giant Red Oaks, Sycamore and Horse Chestnut trees on this picturesque walking route.

One of the many walk you will find in Athlone while staying at the 4* Prince of Wales Hotel.