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“Clew bay bike hire for cycle from Achill to Newport on Greenway”

Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Day Adventures
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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, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We spent the weekend in Achill, the weather was mostly cloudy and some rain, but we decided to hire the bikes and attempt the greenway.

The team at Clew bay bikes were very accommodating even though we made a late booking, they met us at their depot at half ten on a saturday morning, in the back of the carpark at "Óstán Oileán Acla" (Achill Island Hotel) which is right on edge of the mainland side of the bridge. Staff were very friendly and ensured we all took hi viz vests, helmets and bikes which were all sized correctly.

The bikes were in very good condition, we had one technical breakdown about 4km into the cycle, but Clew bay bikes were excellent in getting a replacement bike out to us in their van, no hassle at all and we only lost about 10 minutes on our cycle.

The route we chose was along the greenway from Achill sound, through Mulranny to Newport town, but if you have enough time, you could continue all the way to westport. Clew bay bikes arranged to meet us in Newport, at the Grainne Uaile pub, at the end of our journey and ferried us the 1 hour drive back to Achill

there were 7 of us, all of different physical fitness levels, but the route was very manageable.

Even though the weather closed on once or twice, we all had rain jackets, hats and gloves and the ride itself was very pleasant. the views both north and south were spectacular and wild, just what you'd expect in this part of the country. We met a few people along the route going in both directions and stopped for a drink in both Mulranny (where Clew bay bikes had a staff member meet us at another depot in the old railway station) and finally in newport, in Grainne Uaile pub, where we had some fantastic pub food to finish the afternoon off.

Cant recommend these guys enough, Thanks Clew bay bike team, you made the weekend for us! We will be back again :)

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ros A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We drove the short distance from Westport to Newport and hired 4 x bikes from Dave for my wife and I and our two teenagers and cycled from Newport to Achill on Friday afternoon - approx 32km. Hiring the bikes couldn't have been easier and they were all in excellent condition. Dave sized the bikes for everyone and provided helmets, high viz vests and some friendly directions and advice. The Greenway was excellent. Paths were very safe, clean and very well signposted. No real hills and the views were excellent. We stopped for a short break in Mulranny and then continued on to Achill where Dave collected us at the arranged perfect location in the local hotel where I treated myself to a delicious bowl of chowder and a necessary pint of guinness !
First class friendly service from Dave which capped a perfect family afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank BrendanG1
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went for one premium and one electric bike and cycled from Westport to Achill 'with the breeze (allegedly) behind us'!

The electric bike is a good choice for those a little nervous and afraid they might run out of puff - its not cheating, as the Dave the owner would say, its about enjoyment!

Everything was waiting for my wife and I when we arrived to pick up the bikes. Dave gave us an excellent briefing of what to expect, turns to look out for and how he and his staff were available to provide help if we needed it.

The bikes were in good nick and there was plenty of charge in the electric bike when we finished. Helmets and HiVis vests are provided. Panniers are also available.

The Greenway itself is very pretty and well maintained. The views are excellent as you would expect. There are stopping off points in all the towns along the way and the Nevins Inn about a km off the track at the halfway mark.

We were picked up bang on time at the agreed meeting point and whisked back to our starting point where we had parked up our car. The chat with Tom the driver (and all round bike mechanic) was mighty! It was great to experience such genuine enthusiasm.

We fancy coming back to experience the sea kayaking tour and maybe even try 'the Challenge'(see the website)

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank MelAspires
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Rented bikes today from Dave the owner, cycled from Achill to Westport, what a fantastic experience, service was top class and would highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Biking the Greenway was the reason we came to Westport and it was definitely worth it.
Travis was a huge help and thanks for everything! :)

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Andrea A
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