How long does it take to cycle the entire Great Western Greenway?
The full length of the Westport greenway is 44km long. Depending on your speed, it takes around 5-6 hours to cycle one way.
How long does it take to cycle from Westport to Achill Island?
It takes about 5-6 hours to cycle from the town of Westport to Achill Island.
How long does it take to cycle from Westport to Newport?
It takes between an hour and 1.5 hours to cycle this section of the greenway.
How long does it take to cycle from Newport to Mulranny?
Cyclists can cover this section of the greenway in between two and 2.5 hours.
How long does it take to cycle from Mulranny to Achill?
This section of the greenway can be cycled in between 1 and 1.5 hours
Where can I find bike hire services near me?
Westport Bike Hire, is a family-owned and operated business based in the heart of Westport town, on James Street. Situated next to the Mayo Greenway cycling and walking route, which passes through the picturesque towns of Newport Mulranny and Achill Island, you can experience first-hand the beauty that the towns and countryside have to offer; castles, abbeys, lakes, mountains, beaches, sheep and vast amounts of wildlife.
How long is the Great Western Greenway?
The full length of the Westport greenway is 44km long and it is split into three distinct sections. Section 1: Westport to Newport. Section 2: Newport to Mulranny. Section 3: Mulranny to Achill.
Are there any bike rental services near Westport Quay?
Yes. In the months of July and August our second store is open in Westport Quay and many of the most amazing local cycling routes begin from this location.
Where is the Great Western Greenway located in Mayo?
The Great Western Greenway located along the Wild Atlantic way between the beautiful town of Westport and the breathtaking Achill Island.
What types of bikes are available for cycling the Great Western Greenway?
We stock a range of bikes to suit all the family, including; adult hybrid bikes, Electric Bikes, Fuji bikes and Tandems. We also stock children’s bikes, Tag-a-longs and Kiddies Trailers.
Do I need to make a reservation for bike rental?
It is not essential but it is strongly advised that individuals make a reservation particularly during the summer months.
What are the top things to do in the town of Westport?
Westport, County Mayo offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors. Here are some of the top things to do in the town:
– Visit Westport House: Explore the historic Westport House, a magnificent 18th-century mansion with beautiful gardens, and it’s very own adventure centre.
– Climb Croagh Patrick: Embark on a challenging hike up Croagh Patrick, a holy mountain and an important pilgrimage site. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the summit.
– Wander around Westport Quay: Visit the picturesque Westport Quay, lined with charming shops, restaurants, and traditional pubs. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and take in the scenic views.
– Enjoy Westport’s Music and Arts Scene: Immerse yourself in the vibrant music and arts scene of Westport. Attend live music sessions at traditional pubs or catch a performance at the Westport Town Hall Theatre.
– Take a Westport Food Trail: Indulge in the local culinary delights by taking a food trail through Westport. Visit artisan food producers, sample fresh seafood, and savor the flavors of the region.
– Play Golf: Golf enthusiasts can tee off at one of Westport’s excellent golf courses, such as Westport Golf Club, offering scenic fairways and challenging holes.
– Relax on Blue Flag Beaches: Head to nearby Blue Flag beaches like Bertra Strand or Old Head Beach for a day of relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, or even surfing.
These are just a few highlights of what Westport, County Mayo has to offer. The town’s natural beauty, rich heritage, and range of activities make it a fantastic destination for travelers.
Do you supply helmets?
Yes. Helmets are available free of charge to customers who hire a bike from us and we strongly recommend that everybody wears one. We have a variety of sizes available from toddler up to large adult.
Do you cater for groups?
We are happy to cater for large groups. Please contact us if you wish to visit to discuss your requirements and we will be able to advise you further.