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This tour goes south from Westport through Connemara, past Lough Mask and through the mountains of Joyce Country on the edge eastern Connemara before finishing in the famous tourist village of Cong on the border between Galway and Mayo.
You ride through a beautiful part of Ireland between the mountains and Lough Mask, through Mayo and Galway.
You won’t pass incredible coastal scenery or amazing UNESCO sites on this trip.
But you will enjoy a relaxed and scenic ride along exceptionally quiet roads in a part of the country overlooked by tourists who flock to Westport Mayo.
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.
Leenane is the start point for this fantastic ride along Killary Harbour and past the beautiful Doo Lough and Sheeffry Passes.
Much of the route is on deserted backroads, and you will enjoy great views from the start to the finish in the cycling paradise of Westport, where cyclists are always welcome.
Cycle Mayo – this route takes you north from Westport through Newport and then into the remote Mayo countryside.
You travel through the townland of Furnace and past Lough Feeagh into a region withoutservices before riding along the foot of the majestic Nephin outside Crossmolina and continuing on to Ballina.
Cycle Westport – head south towards Connemara through quiet countryside. The highlight of the trip is the gentle climb and fast descent of Sheefry Pass to the remote Tawnyard Lough before you reach the short climb up the famous Doo Lough valley.
You then have a fairly easy ride back to Westport past Croagh Patrick.
The Westport Croagh Patrick Cycle Loop is a way to see the other side of the famous mountain by cycling south from Westport. Very quickly you are on quiet roads in the countryside. There a couple of short climbs.
The return to Westport offers great views of Clew Bay and a well-maintained cycle lane on the main road.