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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  • The Greenway is worth, in my case the day was perfect and the 42 km only became hard from the last 15 km. landscapes to remember. The route signage is perfect and is very proper and careful.
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  • Please see my review and photographs in Clew Bay Bike Hire when we traveled the Greenway in February 2017  more »
  • Starting out from Westport this initial part is still under development and is currently not as appealing in parts, but some parts are really lovely as the old track wends along the side of the road a...  more »