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“A very reassuring service”

Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Day Adventures
Ranked #1 of 15 Tours in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor adventures are the premier bike hire operator for the Great Western Greenway. We are always where you need us when you need us. We also provide guided sea kayaking tours on Clew Bay, Greenway to Seaway package which includes cycling the Greenway and return back to you base via a local fishing charter. We have return or outbound shuttle services available to ensure you only do the sections of the trail that you choose. Winner of the Mayo Business Awards 2015 "Best Tourism Activity Provider" Listed in the top 100 attractions in Ireland 1 of only 2 in Mayo.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A very reassuring service”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

A few days ago, we embarked on the Great Western Greenway cycle from Achill to Westport and from the first initial phonecall to Clew Bay Bike Hire, it was clear that we were in good hands. They were able to tell us that it was better to cycle from Achill towards the direction of Wesport due to wind directions. A drop-off in Achill of our good selves and the bikes was available at 5euro extra per person. The bikes (15euro per day) were good quality Giant CRS 4.0 ladies' and mens' hybrid bikes. Helmets, high-viz vests and a much appreciated ladies' saddle were also provided. On route to Achill, we were told the history of the greenway cycle route, what to look out for, highlights and pitfalls, good places for lunch/coffee etc. very informative! We were reassured repeatedly that if we had ANY problems with the bikes or even just with tired legs, not to hesitate to get in touch with them and they would organise a collection for us. Thankfully it never came to that, but we did feel that we were very well looked after! We're now just looking forward to coming back to complete the Greenway in less inclement weather, so hope to see you again!

Visited December 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent service and amazing scenery”
Reviewed 9 December 2011

We got dropped out to Achill by the guys in Clew Bay Bike Hire and they set us up with everything we needed to cycle back to Westport along the Mayo Greenway. They were very helpful in setting everything up and giving us all the information we needed in advance of booking the cycle. They provide a great service at a good price, and were so good humoured.

The Achill to Mulranny section is much quieter and the scenery is wilder than the rest of the Greenway. The Mulranny to Newport section has every kind of scenery you'd hope for in the West of Ireland. And the final section of the track from Newport to Westport is really pretty with flower beds and fences etc. The whole Greenway is to be recommended: gorgeous views, excellent track, very friendly atmosphere all along the trail and some great gems like Burrishoole Abbey.

Visited November 2011
2 Thank AdeBurca
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Clew Bay Bike Hire- Quality Service”
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Anyone looking to do the Green-Way anytime soon should look no further than Clew bay bike hire & outdoor adventure. Apart from the wonderful scenery that's on offer from this magical route, the owner of the company Dave and his brother were extremely professional and courteous any time we came into contact with them. From the moment we stepped into the office in Westport we were greeted with the type of friendliness that is all so common in Westport.

Dave informed my girlfriend and I that he was booked up for the following day but he took my number and said he would contact me if any spaces turned up. Sure enough, he texted me that he could fit us in.

Arrived the following morning where we were fitted out with helmets and high-visibility vests. Then off to Achill where we were dropped off to go on one of the most scenic cycles you can imagine (bring a camera). We were very lucky with the weather to be fair.

The value for money of this adventure cycle made the experience all the more unbelievable....... 20EURO each! This included everything. You would find it hard to get a taxi to Achill for under 30-40euro, never mind getting to rent out quality bikes on top of it.

Would defo recommend the Achill to Westport route as at least the more you cycle the closer to home you get!

Great value, great scenery, great service....enough said!!

Stephen & Joanne

Visited November 2011
1 Thank Stephen L
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and excellent service”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

We hired bikes for the Sea 2 Summit adventure race the bikes were in excellent condition and came with helmets, puncture repair kits and pumps. We had pre booked 2 bikes about 3 weeks prior to going to Westport without any diffultcy. The two brothers who run the shop were very friendly and helpful and I would recommend their hire shop to family and friends. The cost of bike hire was good value

Visited November 2011
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121 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Recently hired our bikes here for the Sea 2 Summit adventure race. They were very efficient, affordable, and provide a great service.

Visited November 2011
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