Tag Archives: Achill

Great Western Greenway Cycle

A bridge on the Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway is the most popular cycle route in the country and the centerpiece of Westport’s bid to become a major cycling hub.

The flat 42km off-road cycling and walking route goes through beautiful scenery.

Distance: 41km
Climbing: 225m
Difficulty: easy

Mulranny to Dooagh Cycle Route

A hairpin at Ashleam Bay

Mulranny is the start point for this adventure on Achill Island – famous for its beauty. Cycle out to Achill Sound and then enjoy the breathtaking Atlantic Drive scenic route.

For those who have the energy, the climb to Menaun offers one of the most spectacular views in the region.

Distance: 61km
Climbing: 705m
Difficulty: average

Dooagh to Mulranny Cycle Route

The road near Bolinglanna

After a visit to the quiet eastern end of Keel Beach beneath Menaun, you have an optional detour to the deserted village before riding around the north side of the island.

You head south from Achill Sound along a quiet road with a memorial to the Spanish Armada and fantastic views of Clare Island and Croagh Patrick.

Distance: 53km
Climbing: 347m
Difficulty: average