As you will have seen, we recommend wonderful short scenic routes out around Clew Bay and to Newport port town. They are comfortable to do, just a 25km round trip which takes 2-3 hrs including stop off. This route is suitable for average to moderate fitness and families.
For those who would like to explore the The Great Western Greenway out to Mulranny – Achill, 43 km one way and 86 km return. We recommend you take our shuttle bus out from Westport and start at either place and cycle back. The 43/50km takes approximately 4 to 5+ hours – so set aside the day. You can easily break up this time with a great choice of stop offs along the way in wild countryside, a tour route Cafe or Mulranny /Newport Towns.
There are toilet facilities along the way. Moderate plus fitness level is advised and the route is suitable for kids 8 to 10 yeas and older. Or, you can use a large kid’s bike seat (45kg) or kid’s trailer.
The shuttle costs 10.00 for adults and 5.00 for kids. We advise you to bring water, snacks, wind gear, pullover and a mobile. We will advise how best you can break up day when you arrive!
An early start is best advised as the route is very busy in afternoons. We can start from 8.00am!
Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery from this route and understand why it’s a must when you book a bike with Paddy & Nelly!