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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  • I have walked stretches of the Greenway many times. Most recently Westport to Newport. The walk is safe for families as it is off the main roads . There is plenty of room for walkers, joggers & cyclis...  more »
  • We took the route from Newport, west towards Achill. Thankfully the weather was fantastic, sunny but not too warm. You should probably bring a wind cheater in case the wind or rain picks up. Only mino...  more »
  • We cycled from Mulranny to Westport. The path was mainly away from main roads. The route can be challenging as there are some very steep hills to tackle. The views are great, not a busy route. We stop...  more »