Tour Routes

Recommended Routes

Paddy & Nelly Bike Hire can offer advice on many different tour routes available. Take a peek below at some of what we have on offer. We’re always growing this list, so pop back to see what’s been added and keep an eye on our blog too!

GREAT WESTERN GREENWAY | OFF ROAD

Westport - Newport

This route is a safe off road route and suitable for small children. The route is out to Newport (approximately 1 hour 12km cycle one way). When you reach Newport, you have an amazing playground (take a look at our pictures), a picnic area beside the river and many gastro pubs and restaurants beside you! This is all very doable in a 3.5 hours round trip. Closer by is the Westport Harbour area with all its cafés and bars. There is also a play area for kids. Read More

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Length

This route is approx 25km roundtrip
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Time

This route takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete in a roundtrip
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Suitability

Everyone is able to enjoy this route
THE EXPERIENCE
BREATHTAKING VIEWS | REGULAR CYCLE LANE

Westport – Craogh Patrick – Bearta Beach

This route along the coast is highly recommended and is a regular cycle lane. There are stunning views out over Clew Bay, many points of interests and wonderful places to stop off for a photo or picnic. See our free colour Map & Brochure. We have marked out the quietest roads to use with the least traffic so kids in trailers and on a bike seat are safe. Kids cycling on their own would have to have experience, confidence and road sense. We recommend 8 to 10 years as road can be busy in places. Read More

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Length

This route is a 25km long roundtrip
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Time

This route takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete
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Suitability

Everyone (except young children)
THE EXPERIENCE
GENTLE GRADIENTS | QUIET COUNTRY ROADS

Westport – Rosmoney – O'Malley's Castle

This route is located on gentle gradients and quiet country roads. It is a 25km and 3 hour roundtrip. This route starts with taking the Greenway to Newport then turning left at the sign for Buckfield Lodge. This brings you onto quiet country roads with very little traffic. Stop off at the Buckfield small country pub which is full of old world charm in a wonderful peaceful spot, with a lovely seating area overlooking the fields. Continue on to the scenic Roscahill Bay where you will find the 15th century famous Grainne O’Malley’s Castle. From here cycle over to Rosmoney Bay and Sailing Club. There a many small side roads which can be explored and bring you down to quiet and secluded beaches. Just a few kilometres now from Westport, you will pass horse riding stables and finally Westport Golf Club where visitors are welcome to have drink or visit the restaurant. The very best views of Clew Bay are from the bar/restaurant terrace. We would advise the use of trailers or seats for younger and more inexperienced children.

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Length

This route is 25km roundtrip
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Time

This route would take around 3 hours return with stop offs
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Suitability

This tour is best suited to 10 years and up
THE EXPERIENCE
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