List of rail trails

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This is a list of rail trails around the world. Rail trails are former railway lines that have been converted to paths designed for pedestrian, bicycle, skating, equestrian, and/or light motorized traffic. Most are multiuse trails offering at least pedestrians and cyclists recreational access and right-of-way to the routes.[1]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

A more complete reference can be found at www.bahntrassenradeln.de.[2]

Lower Austria[edit]

Upper Austria[edit]

Salzburg[edit]

Styria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Germany has 613 rail trails with a total length of 4,400 kilometres (2,700 mi) (as at Sept. 2013). 80 more projects are being planned or under construction. These are some of the longest rail trails in Germany:

Hungary[edit]

Ireland[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

  • Connemara Greenway (under development)[10]
  • Deise Greenway (under development), when completed, this rail trail is planned to follow the route of the former Dungarvan to Waterford railway, passing through Stradbally and Kilmacthomas; initial stage at the Dungarvan end has been completed[11]
  • Tralee to Fenit Greenway (under development)[12]

Luxembourg[edit]

  • Prince Henri railway in Clemency, converted into a cycle track

Norway[edit]

Portugal[edit]

  • Ecopista do Rio Minho
  • Ecovia do Rio Lima
  • Ecopista do Tâmega

Spain[edit]

  • Senda del oso, Asturias
  • Vía Verde de la Sierra (mountain's rail track), Cádiz and Seville
  • Vía Verde de la Sierra de la Demanda, Burgos
  • GIRONA - NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE I - This 57-km route crosses three regions and twelve towns, following the valleys of the Fluvià, Brugent and Ter rivers. The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route descends smoothly from Olot (440 m) to Girona (70 m).
  • GIRONA - NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE II - The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route stretches out 39.7 km. With a smooth incline from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (15 m), its highest point is at Cassà de la Selva (136 m). Following the old narrow-gauge railway line from Girona to Sant Feliu, you can get to know two of Girona´s regions - the Gironès and the Baix Empordà - from the Ter River basin, crossing the Selva depression and ending in the Ridaura valley.

Sweden[edit]

  • Banvallsleden[13] (~ 150 km/93 miles)
  • Sjuhäradsrundan Borås to Ulricehamn(45 km/27 miles)
  • Ätradalsleden Falköping to Ambjörnarp (93 km/ 55 miles)

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Crown dependencies[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

North America[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

  • Montezuma Falls Rail Trail

Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Pipeline trails[edit]

Trails similar to rail trails can follow other infrastructure, such as water pipelines.

Canal trails[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (PDF) Final Draft July, 2006 The Indiana State Trails, Greenways and Bikeways Plan at Indiana Trails Plan (DNR)
  2. ^ Bahntrassenradeln in Österreich
  3. ^ http://ravel.wallonie.be/opencms/opencms/fr/parcours/itineraires/ravel_2/fiche_0003.html
  4. ^ "Ligne 160: Bruxelles - Tervuren" (in French and Dutch). Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  5. ^ http://www.fodsporet.dk/ (in Danish)
  6. ^ (map with Danish text)
  7. ^ Vennbahn
  8. ^ "Home". Great Southern Trail. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Home". Great Western Greenway. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Tierney, Declan (4 August 2011). "Old Clifden rail line to be turned into €6m cycle track". Connacht Tribune. Galway. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Redeveloped Rail Track in Dungarvan". Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tralee to Fenit Cycle and Walkway". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  13. ^ "Banvallsleden - på cykel". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Rail Trails (UK)" (Web). List and details on several trails. LPS marketing. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  15. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/outdoors/cycling/lydford.shtml
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ http://hedgehogcycling.co.uk/nidderdale-greenway.html
  18. ^ http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=386529
  19. ^ http://www.cyclebradford.org.uk/get-cycling/leisure-trails-places/spen-valley-greenway/
  20. ^ http://www.fimevic.df.gob.mx/ciclovia/ciclovia.htm (in Spanish only)
  21. ^ "Brisbane Valley Rail Trail". Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h "Railtrails Australia Home" (Web). Trail descriptions and news. Railtrails Australia, Inc. Retrieved 2007-06-03.