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Cycling Great Western Greenway, Co. Mayo – 3 day Package

Great Western Greenway 3 DaySelf-Guided tour with Accommodaiton ( Self-Catering or Glamping)

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Fitness Level 3

Guide

Cycling

Scenic

2.5 Hours

The Great Western Greenway is Ireland’s longest walking and cycling route at 43.5 km. It is nearly all off-road  and follows the route of the old GreatWestern Railway which closed in 1937. The surface is solid all the way, being either tarred or compacted. The route  from the heart of Westport town to Achill Island passes through breathtaking scenery with gentle gradients visiting Newport, Mulranny and on to Achill Sound. It is safe to stop along the route on the off-road sections. This route can also be walked. 

Package includes Self-catering accommodaiton in Glamping pod (sleeps 2-4 people), Bike hire and transport to Achill Sound to allow a 1 way cycle back to Westport, as this is more downhill.  A good cyclist can cycle the full route in 4 hours without stops.

Here are details of timings of the stages of the route and places to stop for food.

Westport to Newport  12.5km -The greenway starts in the town and takes 1 -1.5 hours  to reach  Newport. For walkers it will take 3-3.5 hours .

Newport to Mulranny  -18km – Takes 2- 2.5 hours to cycle or 5 to 5.5 hours walking.  Starting across a viaduct  you will get views of Clew Bay, Clare Island and Nephew Beg mountain as you cycle along.

Mulranny to Achill Sound – 13km – This part of the route is along Clew bay and will take 1- 1.5 hours cycling or3- 3.5 hours walking.

Option – Accommodaiton, Transport and bike hire for 4 people. 

Accommodation, Trapsort and EV bike hire for 2 people.

Childrens Buggy or  Bike hire availeble on request.

 Achill Island to cycle the island loop route in a day or stay in accommodation along the route.

Send an enquiry  for accommodation requests or larger groups. 

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