The Great Western Greenway, Westport

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Discover Ireland's western coastline on The Great Western Greenway, the country's longest off-road trail, intended for cyclists and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. The trail runs for about 42 km (26 mi), following the coastline from Westport to Achill. Free of motorized traffic for most of its length, this scenic trail runs along the route once used by a major railway line that was constructed in the 1890s and closed in 1937. The trail meanders through a scenic countryside that includes rugged mountain ranges, tranquil bays, rocky islands, and sandy beaches. Bike rental services are available all along the route, so you can rent a bike in one town and drop off in another when you finish your ride. Plan your The Great Western Greenway visit and explore what else you can see and do in Westport using our Westport tourist route planner.
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  • Definitely great trail for bikers. Not convinced having walked its entire length its great for hiking. Need to think about places to stop and eat drink etc as these are v few on the trail outside of t...  more »
  • The early part of the cycle from Westport to Newport had a lot of roads to cross over - just to be aware of this in case you are cycling with young children. 
  • Weather was lovely yesterday and enjoyed a walk along some of the greenway and then drove on th Achill and saw how fabulous the greenway is for cyclists and walkers alike with some lovely views.