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“Greenway is a tough cycle”

Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Day Adventures
Ranked #1 of 15 Tours in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor adventures are the premier bike hire operator for the Great Western Greenway. We are always where you need us when you need us. We also provide guided sea kayaking tours on Clew Bay, Greenway to Seaway package which includes cycling the Greenway and return back to you base via a local fishing charter. We have return or outbound shuttle services available to ensure you only do the sections of the trail that you choose. Winner of the Mayo Business Awards 2015 "Best Tourism Activity Provider" Listed in the top 100 attractions in Ireland 1 of only 2 in Mayo.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Greenway is a tough cycle”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Before I mention the greenway I need to say that clew bay bike hire are an excellent company, the staff are very helpful and professional. I hired a bike to cycle from achill to Westport on the 12.30 tour. I feel that this time may be a little too late. I am a regular cycler and felt rushed with this time frame.

Visited July 2013
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Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“made my weekend :)”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

great service, had the bikes for two days the guys at clew bay bikes couldnt have been more friendly. the bikes themselfs are brilliant , we cycled over 80k on them and found them very comfy... will reuse them next time im in mayo :D

Visited July 2013
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Westport, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Clew Bay Bike Hire get the good review, not the cycle itself.”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Trip advisor is about the services you purchase along the way and not the location etc.

I see a lot of Very Good reviews written by people who just found the cycle long or don't like to cycle.

The bikes are good value rentwise, The drivers and staff are very good and the "puncture team" and the shuttle busses are brilliant and are likely the reason other renting shops are no doubt losing out. We didn't need to use them, but it's great knowing that someone can easily come find you if you get stuck.

The shuttle Dropped us to Achill and then we cycled the 43 KM to Westport. I don't cycle regularly and I pulled it off but the muscles did start to feel the strain on the Newport to Westport leg.

Its not 3.5 hrs. Its closer to 5 if you stop for lunch and take in a few of the beautiful views.

The only thing I'd like to point out is that when the staff advise that you can stop in Newport for lunch, you have to consider your own body. We stopped for soup and a sandwich and we were feeling a bit full for the remaining cycle. I would say you should have energy bars and water breaks and then pig out when you hit westport/finish line for the inevitable high five session.

rent a gel saddle :) your bum will thank you

Visited July 2013
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Drogheda, Ireland
2 reviews
“An absolutely brilliant experience with Clew Bay Bike Hire”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We booked it as part of a package with the Clew Bay Hotel and it was a huge success - a very well-received birthday present : )
The whole thing was faultless. The Clew Bay Bike Hire staff were very approachable and really knew what they were doing. They gave us great advice and assured us that they would come get us if we were having problems (luckily we didn't have any issues).
The scenery was beautiful and the atmosphere along the Greenway was relaxed and friendly. Everybody takes it at their own pace and we didn't feel rushed or under pressure at any point.
There are some great little family-run businesses along the way that are well worth stopping at, in particular "Yvonne's Traditional Cottage" located on the Mulranny to Newport leg. It is an oasis in what is the longest stretch of cycle run by Yvonne's dad Kevin, an absolute gentleman and a fantastic chef. It is a labour of pure love serving the best fruit cake in the west and is unmissable.
I cannot recommend the Greenway enough. We will be back to do it again in 2014.

Visited July 2013
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“Friendly, professional service made our cycle from achill to Westport an absolute joy.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We hired 3 bikes and availed of the free bus to achill and cycled back to westport. From the off the lads were easy going yet professional. The bikes were off good quality and the bonus of knowing that there was the opportunity to have staff member service bike or replace a bike if there was a problem, at the shops along the route was very reassuring. All the staff were very knowledgeable and informative both on the bikes and the route, including where to stop etc. a highly enjoyable and scenic trip. Can't recommend highly enough and great value for money. will return and take our two young children in a trailer as the route is quite safe. Would also recommend the extra two euro for a gel saddle cover, definitely worth it ;)

Visited July 2013
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