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. Add The Great Western Greenway and other attractions to your Westport trip itinerary using our Westport visit planner .
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  • We based ourselves in Mulranny and it has bike hire a hotel and self catering accommodation. We stayed in the Mulranny Courtyard Suites and did our bike hire from the old train station at the back of ...  more »
  • Cycling trip from Heaven . Highly reccommend. Scenary stunning . Perfe t for beginners or more advanced cyclists  more »
  • Westport part is boring skip that it will just tire you out before you get to the best parts all you look at is cars passing by a main road. The best place to start is Mullrany - Achill Island. It sta...  more »

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