The Great Western Greenway, Westport

4.8
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Biking Trail · Nature / Park
Discover Ireland's western coastline on The Great Western Greenway, the country's longest off-road trail, intended for cyclists and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. The trail runs for about 42 km (26 mi), following the coastline from Westport to Achill. Free of motorized traffic for most of its length, this scenic trail runs along the route once used by a major railway line that was constructed in the 1890s and closed in 1937. The trail meanders through a scenic countryside that includes rugged mountain ranges, tranquil bays, rocky islands, and sandy beaches. Bike rental services are available all along the route, so you can rent a bike in one town and drop off in another when you finish your ride. Add The Great Western Greenway and other attractions to your Westport trip itinerary using our Westport visit planner.
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  • Excellent cycle or walk for all ages. Can be done as slow or as fast as person likes. Bring a raincoat would be my word of advice!  more »
  • The Western Greenway should not be compared to other converted disused rail lines as it does not follow the old rail line for its entire journey therefore not giving you that easy cycle that...  more »
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