All our trips include selected accommodation with private bathroom, holiday pack with electronic route information guidebook, links for your google maps and 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising support vehicle if needed. You will also have the option to add or remove the Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person), bike rental and airport transfers.
Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. Based on 2 sharing.
Sample Itinerary -
Start in Westport.
Follow the paved disused railway line from the town of Westport to the lively town of Newport on the Greenway. Dont miss the fine stone cut seven arch railway viaduct over the Black Oak River. Newport is a medium sized Irish town, with shop, pub, pharmacy and church facilities.
From Newport to Mulranny, you will continue to follow the paved disused railway line through beautiful green countryside. Mulranny is a quaint little village on the coast with superb coastal vistas.
From Mulranny you will follow the Wild Atlantic Way along the ‘Spanish Coast’ road to Achill Sound, one of the most stunning coastal roads in the country and is perfect for cycling. *You will return to Mulranny on Day 5 via the Great Western Greenway.
Great Western Greenway Cycling Short Break – 4 nights
The Greenway, which was fully re-opened in 2011 is one of the most popular short break destinations for people looking for a safe, family-friendly cycling route. This short break takes you from Westport to Mulranny and Achill.
Cycling Achill Island Greenway Short Break is a fantastic 4 days trip for the whole family, not too strenuous or taxing for anyone of moderate fitness. This route on the Wild Atlantic Way is a nice walking tour ideal for families or people looking for a relaxing holiday with short activity days. The 42km long Great Western Greenway is the longest traffic-free off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland to Achill Island. This stunning trail allows you to explore this history-rich area of Mayo, with human settlement in the area dating back over 5,000 years.
On this route, you will follow the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937 from Westport to Achill, along the way you will pass through Newport with its famous seven arched viaducts crossing the Black Oak river and on the way to Mulranny you can find the 16th-century tower house of Rockfleet Castle before finishing up at Achill Island. The Great Western Greenway has won several awards including the European Destination of Excellence.
Cycling the Great Western Greenway is ideal for families, parents can walk the trail while children can cycle it, we offer a selection of bikes to suit all ages and abilities, including an option to upgrade to an electric bike and even tandems.