Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway, (recently voted in the top 3 cycle trails in the world, by the New York Times) is Irelands fastest growing and most sough after tourism attraction – is Ireland’s longest designated off-road cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937. Running 42km around the eastern and northern stretches of Clew Bay in Co Mayo. It begins in the popular seaside town of Westport and traverses through the quaint villages of Newport and Mulranny before coming to a gentle finish at Achill Sound. Offering mild gradients courtesy of its initial beginning as a railway line and with magnificent landscape backdrops such as Clew Bay, Clare Island, the mythical holy mountain Croagh Patrick and the Nephin Beg Mountains. You will travel through bogs, woodland, and active farm land, while spotting wildlife and flora, Greenway has something unique for each and every visitor.

Westport to Newport - 11km section

In Westport an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 travelling in the direction of Newport approximately 500m from Westport town centre. Follow the directional fingerpost signs on to the Greenway. In Newport an official access point is located to the left just off the N59 travelling in the direction of Westport located approximately 2km from Newport town.

  • Estimated Time Cycling: 1 to 1.5 Hours
  • Estimated Time Walking: 3 to 3.5 Hours

 

Newport  to Mulranny - 18km section

In Newport an official access point is located to the left just off the N59 travelling to Mallaranny. In Mallaranny an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 travelling to Bangor.

  • Estimated Time Cycling: 2 to 2.5 Hours
  • Estimated Time Walking: 5 to 5.5 Hours

 

Mulranny to Achill - 13km section

In Mallaranny an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 travelling to Bangor. An access point is also located to the rear of the Mulranny Park Hotel. On Achill Sound an official access point is located at Óstán Oileán Acla / Achill Island Hotel at the gateway to Achill Island, Follow finger post signage onto Greenway

  • Estimated Time Cycling: 1 to 1.5 Hours
  • Estimated Time Walking: 2 to 2.5 Hours

 

 

For further information on the Great Western Greenway visit http://www.greenway.ie

 

NEWLY LAUNCHED!! 18 Cycling Routes developed by Westport Tourism Organisation

 

There’s a route for everyone, whether you’re a beginner looking for a view, or an experienced cyclist looking for a challenge. For more information visit http://www.westporttourism.com/cycling-routes 

 

 

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