Traffic free walking and cycling trail in Mayo
Escape the bustle of urban life on the 42km Great Western Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland, only 550m from the Western Greenway B&B. The World Class Great Western Greenway is a traffic free cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937. It boasts magnificant views of Croach Patrick,Nephin Mountain,Clew Bay and its many islands. Walking or cycling the Great Western Greenway which passes through Newport is a fantastic short break .The Great Western Greenway will allow you to explore this history reach area of Mayo,the most notable of which is the 16th century pirate queen called Grace O Malley who held control of the fortress in Westport as well as many other sites along the shores of Clew Bay.
The Great Western Greenway has won several awards including European Destination of Excellence.Walking or cycling the Great Western Greenway is ideal for all ages and abilities with bike hire available locally.As a result of having the Great Wstern Greenway which is probably the most unique amenity along the Wild Atlantic Way,County Mayo has gone from strength to strength in cycling related competitive sports such as the annual “Gealforce” and “Sea to Summit “challenges.
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