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The Great Western Greenway, Westport
Categories: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Although there are a few hills to contend with, it is still a very pleasant ride through the Irish countryside. You can rent bikes at the beginning of the trail, at clew bay bikes
The sun was out, sky blue. We were in Ireland so took some local advice to 'always have the wind at our backs.' We got dropped off in Mulranny, rode a scenic 18km to Newport, lunched, then took a leis... read more »
We travelled the full route -42k Westport to Achill with 11 & 14 yr olds with above average fitness. I was really impressed with the overall quality of the route, well planned, good quality surface, h... read more »
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