The Great Western Greenway, Westport

4.9
#1 of 113 in Trails in Ireland
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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  • Got the shuttle bus to Achill and began our cycle there all the way to Westpost, stopped off in Mulranny and Newport for refreshments. Beautiful scenery along the way but my advice for novices is to.....  more »
  • Lovely cycle to here. It goes very close to the road the rest of the way to Newport. But effort was well rewarded by coffee and scones in a teahouse in Newport  more »

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