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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  • Stopped to see the town, had lunch and the obligatory Irish tea. There's a wonderful ice cream shop. We spent a very pleasant 2 hours there.  more »
  • My wife and I (both avid cyclists) were looking forward to this bike ride for a year or more. Finally had the opportunity in late May of last year during our visit to the town of Westport. I would hav...  more »
  • We took a walk down the Greenway recently and loved it. As it’s an old rail track it was nice and flat for the section we were on. What I loved were the wild flowering rhododendrons, something you’d n...  more »
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