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The Great Western Greenway

The Green The Green Civic Offices | Altamont Street, Westport, Ireland
+353 87 799 9985
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Short cycle.

Enjoyed going along the greenway track but we found it hard to find at first. Its great for walkers... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
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This is a must do when in the area

We did the whole length of the Greenway, from Acail (Achill) to Cathair na Mart (Westport), 42 km... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Berlin, Germany
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The Green The Green Civic Offices | Altamont Street, Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed going along the greenway track but we found it hard to find at first. Its great for walkers aswell. Theres a lovely seating area at the start made by a local man who we got chatting to he did a fantastic job. Also you...More

1  Thank c-porter333
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We did the whole length of the Greenway, from Acail (Achill) to Cathair na Mart (Westport), 42 km. There are quite some hills, especially in the last part, before Westport, so some fitness is needed. The great views more than compensate for the sweat though....More

1  Thank nathelbiya
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We cycled from Achill Sound to Westport. It is great for all levels of cyclists, the views are fabulous & thoroughly enjoyed the cycle! Very well laid out!

Thank Fitzroy8
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Cycled Newport to Mulranny section. Better in future to do reverse due to the prevailing wind and more downhill stretches. Spectacular views of Clew Bay islands, Galway and Achill. Busy enough. Might benefit from signage at the start of sections for etiquette such as cycling...More

Thank DDF14
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Hired bikes from Clew Bay Bicycle Hire. They made the whole experience so enjoyable with their helpful planning and extremely efficent service. The Greenway is beautiful with some dramatic scenery. An incredible amenity for solo travel also for families. It's so safe. Enjoyed every minute.

Thank una k
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The section from Westport to Newport isn't that great as much of it is close enough to the main road, so traffic noise can be annoying. But once you get 2 miles or so past Newport, its really lovely.

Thank FrankieDev
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

With 3 children aged 9,7 and 6 we decided to do the route over 3days. We started in achill and cycled to mulranny. My husband drove to mulranny parked the car and cycled to meet us. This was my favourite section. So beautiful the whole...More

Thank Sar40th
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We cycled from Westport to Newport. The route is well put together, toilet facilities and maps en route. A beautiful and interesting way to see a section of s beautiful place.

Thank YMC8
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic facility, very much a must do. Really lovely way to see the beautiful countryside. However some of the hills are extremely steep, a moderate level of fitness is needed!!!

Thank JenK105
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Even though the sun wasn't shining had a super fun day. Cycled with Greenway Bikes Newport from Achill to Newport stopping off in Mulranny for lunch. Very competitive family, racing each other to finish in a beautiful safe environment. Good value for money.

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31 July 2017|
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Response from DavidL120584 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't think you'd have much trouble to be honest. Tarmac for a good chunk of the route. We went from Achill to Westport.
5 July 2017|
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Response from SeamusC1966 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! We did exactly this but we continued all the way back to Westport Very scenic from Achill to Newport / worth it & not difficult as you should have wind behind you - check this the day before -that is my advice . Clew... More
David D
8 June 2017|
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Response from MPhIreland | Reviewed this property |
Not suitable at all for racing bikes. Plus alot of children etc out walking so fast cycling not advisable