The Great Western Greenway's development was made possible by agreement of local landowners who allowed permissive access to users to pass through their lands.
The route offers gentle gradients and some of the most idyllic scenery in the West of Ireland. It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands. The route forms part of the National Cycle Network, and it is the longest off-road cycling experience in the country. The ends of the Greenway lie at Westport and Achill, both in County Mayo and the route passes through the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny.
There are numerous places to rent a bicycle from in the surrounding towns.
Start/Trailhead: Westport / Achill Sound
Estimated Time: 3 - 4.5 Hours cycling / 6 - 8 hours walking.
Terrain: off-road cycle and walking trail.
Waymarking: waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol and a white directional travel arrow.
Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.
Minimum Gear: Helmet, bike, mobile phone, snacks, fluid and waterproofs.
Services available at Westport, Newport, Mallaranny and Tiernaur.
Os Discovery Map: Sheet No. 30 & 31.
Emergency Contact No.: emergency services on 999.
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