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“Wonderful scenery from Newport to Achill.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Westport
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Kinsale, Ireland
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“Wonderful scenery from Newport to Achill.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The early part of the cycle from Westport to Newport had a lot of roads to cross over - just to be aware of this in case you are cycling with young children.

Visited February 2017
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“Fabulous amenity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Weather was lovely yesterday and enjoyed a walk along some of the greenway and then drove on th Achill and saw how fabulous the greenway is for cyclists and walkers alike with some lovely views.

Visited February 2017
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Westport, Co. Mayo
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“Breathtaking Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I was a bit anxious about heading off on "the bike" as it was several years since I sat on one. The cycle from Newport to Mullany and back was not as strenuous as I anticipated. The main thing is not to rush and hop on and off the bike at regular intervals to take in the stunning sea and mountain landscape.
I would recommend the greenway for all age groups.

Visited September 2016
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“Wesport to Newport and back. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great walk. 12.56km there in 2hours. Had soup and sandwich in Newport and walked back. Just over 25km in total and took exactly 4hrs.

The walk is largely alongside the main road but at one stage it veers off and goes through and wonderfully scenic area.

Highly recommended.

Visited February 2017
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Bray, Ireland
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“WONDERFUL DAY OUT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If in Westport do not miss. Despite being 70 my wife and I hired two bikes from Westport Bikes 4 Hire who ferried us to Achill from where we cycled back to Westport. The scenery was amazing and the Greenway is practically offroad the whole way. Stops can be made at Newport and Mulranny for coffee or lunch. Allow four to five hours for the entire journey including stops. There are not too many hills but if it seems a bit much you can hire electric cycles to give you a bit of a push. Shorter journeys can also be made with arrangments for dropoff or pickup.It is also great for walkers who do not wish to cycle. Either way it is not an experience to be missed.

Visited January 2017
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