Start as you mean to finish, spending your first night in the luxurious 4* Knockranny House Hotel, with table d’hote in the award winning La Fougere restaurant which overlooks the best town to live in Ireland; Westport Co Mayo.
After your breakfast, experience the West coast of Ireland like never before possible. Collect your bikes from Clew Bay Bike Hire and cycle along the path of the “old coffin train” on the 42km Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill Island, take in the stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Coast, working farms, wild goats, and 4 of the most beautiful welcoming towns in Ireland while avoiding the traffic of the main roads, stop into John at Nevins Newfield Inn for a hearty lunch to keep you energised for the day.
Hop from Achill Island to Clare Island on a private fishing vessel, Our Skipper Francis will help you catch a few mackerel, then land on Clare Island which stands guard at the entrance of Clew Bay. Spend the night in Clare Island’s Lighthouse which is a nautical landmark perched high on the craggy cliffs overlooking Achill Island, Inishturk, Westport, and beyond. Once a safe haven for sailors this heritage property now offers sanctuary of a different kind; “peace, tranquillity and pure luxury”. After enjoying an amazing 6 course feast (please let us know if you have any dietary requirements), keep watch over Clew Bay with a 360 degree view from the lantern tower just as the infamous pirate Queen “Grainne Uaile” kept watch over the bay centuries ago. This Lighthouse is perhaps the most romantic place in the World.
Wake to the sound of crashing waves and enjoy and get yourself ready for "The Big House Breakfast" we will then board the Pirate Queen Ferry and return to the mainland for your 30km cycle back to Westport along the Atlantic coast. Here you will pass by beautiful blue flag beaches, and stop in for a quick kayak trip if you’re in the mood. Cycle past the base of The Holy Mountain “Croagh Patrick” where legend has it that St. Patrick himself chased the snakes away from Ireland. Stop for a look at the National famine monument, then visit Myles at the Tavern Restaurant for another taste of the finest locally produced food available.
Only 8km now from the finish line in the Heritage Town of Westport, where the Staff in Clew Bay Bike Hire will welcome you back!
“2 Nights Luxury Dinner Bed and Breakfast, 2 Lunches, Bike Hire and road side assistance, Kayaking, Fishing Charter, and Ferries Included,” Just bring a change of clothes and a toothbrush, we will take care of the rest.
€750 per person sharing, minimum 2 passengers and a maximum of 10 passengers.