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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Where to stay in Westport

Many tourists visit Westport for the nightlife or to use it as a base for travel around County Mayo. Though you will most likely spend your time at cafes, pubs, or touring the surrounding countryside, reserve a spot to stay in town in the convenient, historical Quay district. Here you'll find a range of hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts. If traveling on a budget, look outside the city center for lodging options. Those wanting a more luxurious vacation spot should check out one of the city's many scenic spa destinations.
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  • Beautiful scenery and quaint little towns on route. Westport to Mulranny is the easiest part. Mulranny to Newport is nice but has a long stretch which gets tough for kids, Newport to Achill is great, ...  more »
  • A very pleasant and beautiful walk. We walked from Westport to Clew Bay and back and found it delightful with great views and varied vegetation. Just be careful of the dog poop.  more »
  • Brilliant cycle from Mullranny to Newport on Greenway! Hired bikes from Clew Bay Cycle hire, fantastic service and all the advice you need for the cycle! Lovely bikes and the shuttle bus back to the c...  more »