GREATWESTERNGREENWAY200X300The Great Western Greenway is Ireland’s longest dedicated off-road walking and cycling route. Almost all of it is traffic free (there are a couple of road crossings) and the route handrails stunning scenery as it leads you from Westport to Newport, Mulranny to Achill Island.

 

 

 

Westport to Newport: 11km section

  • Start/Trailhead : In Westport an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 traveling in the direction of Newport approximately 500m from Westport town centre. Follow the signs on to the Greenway. In Newport an official access point is located to the left just off the N59 traveling in the direction of Westport located approximately 2km from Newport town.

  • Distance : 11 km

  • Terrain : Greenway off road cycle and walking trail

  • Estimated Time Cycling : 1 to 1.5 Hours

  • Estimated Time Walking : 3 to 3.5 Hours

  • Waymarking : Trail is waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol and a white directional travel arrow.

  • To Suit : Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.

  • Minimum Gear : Helmet, Bike, Mobile Phone, Snacks, Fluid and waterproofs.

  • Services : Services available Westport and Newport.

Newport to Mulranny: 18km section

  • Start/Trailhead : 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.

  • Distance : 18 km

  • Terrain : Greenway off road cycle and walking trail

  • Estimated Time Cycling : 2 to 2.5 Hours

  • Estimated Time Walking : 5 to 5.5 Hours

  • Ascent : 82m

  • OS Discovery Map : sheet No 30 & 31

  • Waymarking : Trail is waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol and a white directional travel arrow.

  • To Suit : Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.

  • Minimum Gear : Helmet, Bike, Mobile Phone, Snacks, Fluid and waterproofs.

  • Services : Services available Newport and Mulranny.

Mulranny to Achill: 13km section

  • Start/Trailhead : 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

  • Distance : 13 km

  • Terrain : Greenway off road cycle and walking trail

  • Estimated Time Cycling : 1 to 1.5 Hours

  • Estimated Time Walking : 2 to 2.5 Hours

  • Waymarking : Trail is waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol and a white directional travel arrow.

  • To Suit : Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.

  • Minimum Gear : Helmet, Bike, Mobile Phone, Snacks, Fluid and waterproofs.

  • Services : Services available on Achill Island and Mallaranny.

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Remember to ask about our shuttle services. We’ll ensure that you are equipped with the right bikes and accessories as well as advise on the best places to eat, stay or visit.

 

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