Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo
Courtesy of Kelvin Gillmore

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo

Westport has recently been awarded the coveted title of Ireland’s FIRST cycle-friendly destination.

The initiative, which captures the EuroVelo Route and the Wild Atlantic Way includes “local knowledge” routes such as the Westport Greenway, as well as the Clew Bay Loop, pilgrim routes and lake routes. Visiting cyclists will be able to plan their trips with downloadable maps that have details on route distances and elevations.

Cycle Friendly Accommodation

Westport hotels not only have a bed for your head but also a bed for your bikes! Their new cycle-friendly facilities include; secure covered overnight bike storage with CCTV for guaranteed peace of mind, bike maintenance stand and tools, emergency repair kits, laundry facilities, and bike hire facilities offering a wide range of road and electric bikes. Most hotels also offer a shuttle bus service to pick up and drop off points along the Great Western Greenway. Hotels partaking in the Cycle Friendly initiative include The Castlecourt Hotel, Westport Plaza, Westport Coast, The Westport Woods, Knockranny House Hotel, Hotel Westport and The Clew Bay Hotel.

Cycle Friendly Routes

Each of our routes below are expertly mapped out, with food, accommodation and beauty spots highlighted along the way.

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

The Abbey & The Manor

Moore Hall via Ballintubber Abbey

Route Rating ➤ Moderate / Challenging
Distance ➤ 62.3km
Climbing ➤ 432 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

Wild Atlantic Way Route

Ballina ➤ Leenaun via Westport

Route Rating ➤ Moderate / Challenging
Distance ➤ 56.9km
Climbing ➤ 486 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

EuroVelo Route

Belmullet to Leenaun via Westport

Route Rating ➤ Challenging
Distance ➤ 140.7km
Climbing ➤ 1,211 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

Clew Bay Loop

Western Greenway ➤ Achill Island ➤ Clare Island ➤ Louisburgh ➤ Westport

Route Rating ➤ Moderate / Challenging
Distance ➤ 128.7km
Climbing ➤ 1,164 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

The Pilgrim Route

Westport to Bertra Beach via Croagh Patrick

Route Rating ➤ Easy / Moderate
Distance ➤ 36km
Climbing ➤ 312 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

Keenagh Loop

Westport Newport ➤ Lough Feeagh ➤ Newport ➤ Westport

Route Rating ➤ Moderate / Challenging
Distance ➤ 76.6km
Climbing ➤ 778 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

The Cornamona Loop

Westport ➤ Toormakeady ➤ Lough Mask ➤ Cornamona ➤ Maum ➤ Leenane ➤ Westport

Route Rating ➤ Challenging
Distance ➤ 116.3km
Climbing ➤ 983 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

The Hills & The Valleys

The Sheeffry Hills ➤ Doo Lough Valley ➤ Louisburgh ➤ Clew Bay

Route Rating ➤ Moderate
Distance ➤ 67.6km
Climbing ➤ 676 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

Maum & Sheeffry

Westport ➤ Aasleagh Falls ➤ Delphi ➤ Sheeffry Pass ➤ Lecanvey ➤ Westport

Route Rating ➤ Challenging
Distance ➤ 81.4km
Climbing ➤ 934 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

The Lakes Route

Lough Mask ➤ Lough Finny ➤ Doo Lough

Route Rating ➤ Moderate / Challenging
Distance ➤ 114.6km
Climbing ➤ 1,252 meters

Cycle-Friendly Routes Around Clew Bay/Mayo - Destination Westport

Greenway Westport

Westport via Newport ➤ Mulranny ➤ Achill

Route Rating ➤ Moderate / Challenging
Distance ➤ 43.5km
Climbing ➤ 334 meters