Cycle Ireland's Atlantic Coast

Taste the sea salt in the breeze as you cycle Ireland's rugged west coast. The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km route along the country's western coastline from the north of Donegal to west Cork. Among the many spectacular locations on the trail, the jewel in the crown is Clew Bay in County Mayo, home to Ireland's most famous off-road cycle route, the Great Western Greenway. Launched as a 42km track on the disused Westport to Achill railway line, there is currently an extension in progress to bring this Greenway 10.2km inside Achill Island. Achill itself is best explored by bike and has three looped trails on the Achill Cycle Hub.

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Maps & Routes

The Great Western Greenway is a 42km off-road cycle and walking track along the former railway line between Westport and Achill. The route includes the picturesque town of Newport and the village of Mulranny, with its spectacular views across Clew Bay. Achill Island, at the western end of the Greenway, is a 58 sq mile island connected to the Co. Mayo mainland by a bridge. Boasting four Blue Flag Beaches and the iconic Keem Bay, Achill also hosts three looped cycle trails in the Achill Cycle Hub. View or download maps for the Great Western Greenway and/or Achill Cycle Hub.

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Plan Your Trip

From four star hotels to cosy Bed & Breakfast establishments, you can be sure of the warmest of Irish welcomes on your tour of the Atlantic coast. Plan where to stay, where to eat and where to play on your cycling trip around Achill Island and Clew Bay. We also list local bike hire providers.