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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 6 March 2017

On a weekend visit to Westport we decided to cycle the greenway. We went to clew bay bike hire and I must say I am very glad we did . On arrival we met Dave who could not have been more helpful . Dave and his co worker who's name I can't remember of that I am sorry . The sorted us out with bike loaded us up on there mini bus and brought us to the start of our cycle. The bike were in tip top condition the made sure that the were set right for our hight and that we were comfortable on them . Could not recommend this bike shop or Dave and co enough . The even text us the next day to make sure we were ok after the long cycle . Which was much appreciated .

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Carolineoshea300
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We turned up on a Sunday morning in March, unannounced, and wanted to rent a bike for my 5 year old to follow us as we walked the greenway with our 18 month old in the buggy. Unfortunately there were no bikes small enough to fit our son but the solution was two adult bikes and a trailer that we could tow the two little ones behind. We only wanted the bikes for an hour and the price was very reasonable. We were under no pressure to bring the bikes back in a hurry and could have held onto them for the day if we wanted. We had a lovely spin around Westport on the greenway and around Westport house. The boys had a great time in the trailer behind my bike. The service was really good, the bikes were well maintained and we had no problems with them. I would recommend Clew Bay Bike Hire and will probably be back to do the whole length of the greenway in the summer when we can be dropped at one end and spend the day cycling back to the shop.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Seamey64
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We called up, out of the blue, on a late February Monday looking for bicycles to experience the Greenway. We heard that Clew Bay Bike Hire was the one to call, and Dave answered the call. It was amazing - within an hour, Dave had us (and two bikes) in his van heading out to Achill (the western start point of the Greenway). The bikes were in good condition, easy to cycle, and no problems. We spent a magical afternoon, cycling, stopping to look at landscapes which took your breath away, taking time out in the a few places for refreshments (faultless recommendations from Dave), arriving back in Westport with plenty of time to savour the town before dinner. Thanks a mil, Dave!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Macluhy
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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
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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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