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“So worth the effort - Beautiful day out in the air”

The Great Western Greenway
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Wes greenway is the greatest attraction that is on offer in Mayo. You can hire bikes of any possible type including ones with small trailers that take two small kids. The route can start or finish anywhere you like if you have taken the bike hire option as he will start you or pick up up at several points between Westport and Achill sound. Its best to plan a leisurely long day rather than a race. Its build for comfort, scenery rather than exercise. The first leg is Westport to Newport is a nice start but is the least isolated . From Newport onwards you get into the real wild countryside and its a joy just to go along at your ease. There are many stop off points so no worries about getting too hungry or tired. As its built on the old railway line there are no hills just long gradients up nd down. Don't come to the west and not do it. Especially if there are kids with too much energy.

Thank Easypleased100
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely great trail for bikers. Not convinced having walked its entire length its great for hiking.

Need to think about places to stop and eat drink etc as these are v few on the trail outside of the towns. So Westport or Achill load up - mulranney and newport provide limited opportunities at present - otherwise enjoy the views even in the rain.

Thank Ed C
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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.

Thank Gill L
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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.

Thank CorkJake
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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.

Thank RoieWestport
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