WESTPORT/KILSALLAGH/DRUMMIN/WESTPORT CYCLE ROUTE
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LOCATION: This cycle route starts at the car park adjacent to the Tower’s bar at Westport Quay. The route is located west of Westport and goes through the villages of Murrisk, Lecanvey and Drummin.
LANDSCAPE: This route provides views of Croagh Patrick, Sheefrey Mountains, Achill Island and the Nephin mountain range. The early stages of this cycle route run parallel to the Atlantic Ocean with spectacular views. Later it follows a route south of Croagh Patrick and then a route back into Westport. As a result you find a great variety of landscapes, ranging from seascapes to mountain ranges, to boglands and pastoral scenes.
START/FINISH At the car park adjacent to the Towers bar, The Quay, Westport.
DISTANCE: Approximately 44 kms.
APPROXIMATE TIMES: 4 hours
TERRAIN: Great views of sea, mountains, boglands and pastoral scenes. Lots of hills especially in the section south of Croagh Patrick.
From the Tower’s bar head westwards for 3 km until you come to the main Westport/Louisburgh road (Point 1 on the map). Turn right and continue until you reach Campbell’s Pub. Continue until you arrive at Lecanvey. You continue on this road until you arrive at a junction with a sign for Drummin (Point 2 on the map). Take the road going left to Drummin and continue on this narrow road for 2.5 km until you come to a cross which has a sign which reads Drummin 11 Km (Point 3 on the map).Turn left and continue to the next junction. (Point 4 on the map).Continue on to the church in Drummin. Turn left after the Church (Point 5 on the map) and continue until you arrive at the main Leenane/Westport road (Point 6 on the map). Turn left and continue on the N59 to Westport. Just before Westport turn on to the R335 and after 150 m cycle on to the Greenway and make your way down to the Tower’s Bar at the Quay.
SERVICES/FOOD/BEVERAGES: Restaurants in Westport