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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  • We hired electric bikes after a night of heavy drinking and it was the best day out in a long time. Full marks to the local council for this cycle way, it is spectacular and a must if you are visiting...  more »
  • Jogged some of them greenway around Westport pushing my baby in buggy. Beautiful and very enjoyable. Beautiful Autumn colours and smells. Fabulous 
  • Just did it. Hired 2 bikes for €40 total this included a shuttle from achill back to newport it was perfect. It took us 3 hours leisurely cycle from newport to achill. Really glad we booked the shuttl...  more »