The Great Western Greenway, Westport

4.9
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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 cycled to Newport with the kids from Westport and had icecream before returning. Cycle was perfect for my family as our kids are 10 and 13 with only a few tough bits in between and very safe with.....  more »
  • We stopped briefly in Newport with motorhome for lunch and cycle, 2 adults 2 kids. I think we were just unlucky with where we chose as the greenway seemed to just stop either end of the town and the.....  more »

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