Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Western Ireland / Province of Connacht / County Mayo / Westport / The Great Western Greenway
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 .
The Great Western Greenway Reviews
Cycled it with my son and his fiancee. We brought our own bikes and had no punctures. This former railroad was generally quite flat with few other cyclists in October. The Greenway is off road except ... more »
The greenway is a gem. Made better when the sun shines & the wind is low but still a great trip for all the family to enjoy! more »
Places to stay near The Great Western Greenway
Plan your trip to Westport
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Westport
Hidden gems in Westport
Nearby attractions in Westport
Kid-friendly things to do in Westport
Trails in Westport
Plans to The Great Western Greenway by other users
17 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 47 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Scotland, Ireland & England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Ireland's West Coast BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium