The World Class Great Western Greenway (Westport – Achill) is a 42km traffic free cycling facility which primarily follows the line of the famous Great Western Midlands Railway, which closed in 1937.
It's development has been made possible by agreement of local landowners who have allowed permissive access to users to pass through their lands.
The route offers gentle gradients and some of the most idyllic scenery in the West of Ireland. The route forms part of the National Cycle Network and is the longest off road cycling experience in the Country.
Clew Bay Bike Hire and the Great Western Greenway, have won many awards, and have featured in many of local, national and international publications such as: National Geographic, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Huffington Post, Irish Times and many television stations such as NBC, CBS, RTE, TV3, and the BBC. This is all thanks to government, business, and locals collaborating to achieve a common goal; to preserve a national treasure, create local employment, and bring tourism to the area.
We say thank you to all involved in the process, and to the tourists who take their time to explore the great region we call CLEW BAY.