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The Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway Cycle Trail

Discover the Great Western Greenway, an off-road cycling and walking trail. It follows the route of the historic Balfour Line from Westport to Achill and takes in some spectacular scenery along its 42 kms.

Make a plan to cycle or walk the Great Western Greenway and see some of the best costal views in Ireland. Pass by the pretty village of Newport and Mulranny, look out for the dramatic seascapes along the route and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of Achill Sound.

To cycle the 42km route takes between three to four hours and it's between six and eight hours to walk the entire length of the greenway from Westport to Achill. Enjoy magnificent views of Clew Bay while the rugged Nephin Beg mountains loom high above in the distance.

The Great Western Greenway is part of the National Cycle Network and has become a hugely popular attraction in recent years. You can rent a bike in the nearby towns and villages including Westport, Newport, Mulranny and Dooagh. Make sure you're wearing a helmet if you plan to cycle the route and bring your mobile phone, snacks, and water for the journey.

We are delighted to partner with and recommend 

Clew Bay Bike Hire with bike hire avaialable in Westport, Mulranny and Achill. As guests of the Clew Hotel you can collect your bikes the evening before your booking

Westport Bike Hire located beside the hotel, offering a shuttle service to Achill daily.

Paddy and Nellie's Bike Hire offering Clew Bay Hotel guests a 10% discount 

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