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“Great day out!”

Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Day Adventures
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We have rented 2 bikes for the afternoon (package Silver, 25 euros each including a lift). The lovely driver Jerry dropped us at Achill Sound to start our cycle. He showed us where the Greenway was from the road and advised when it was steep, where we could stop for a coffee or food, all kind of useful advise. He even took the time to stop so we could take a photo while the sun was out, which was so nice of him. Once in Achill Sound he made sure we were safe before letting us go: checked the breaks, made us try our bikes to make sure we were comfortable, the height of the saddle and things like that. When we arrived in Newport, luckily he was not far and could pick us up to bring us back to Westport for just 10 additional Euros each. Great service, nice people, good value, we'll come back!

Date of experience: October 2017
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"great service"
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"shuttle bus"
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"clew bay"
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"these guys"
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"achill sound"
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"the great western greenway"
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"shuttle service"
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"highly recommend this company"
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"phone call"
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"could not have been more helpful"
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"starting point"
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"achill island"
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"great company"
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"top class"
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"mulranny park hotel"
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"great value for money"
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"sea kayaking"
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We rented bikes for the day from Travis and had a great day. He picked us up at our hotel, got us set up on our bikes and then we spent the day on the Greenway. I highly recommend this company, they made it so easy and the price was perfect.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cathy K
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our bike ride along the Great Western Greenway with Clew Bay Bike Hire was the best day of our two-week trip in Ireland. We showed up at the Westport Clew Bay shop at 9am without a reservation, but Dave (one of the owners) took great care of us. The van was full, so he suggested that we drive to Achill and he would meet us there. That ended up working out perfectly, as we wanted to begin from Achill and bike to Newport. Dave met us at Achill and off we went. My husband and I rented two power-assisted bikes, while our other family members rented regular ones. They had no trouble as most of the trail is flat, but we were glad we had the power assisted ones. Going from Achill to Newport the wind is at your back, which is helpful. The views are breathtaking. This is a MUST DO if you are in this area. Dave is super nice, extremely helpful, and full of tips for the trip. He carefully fit us with helmets and vest to keep us safe. He promptly picked us up in Newport and brought us back to our car in Achill. We highly recommend Clew Bay Bike Hire!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BeJim
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My daughter and I cycled the Mulranney to Newport route in crazy weather - we only had this one chance to do it together so we were not cancelling. It was fun zooming along in complete safety -We had not been on bikes for quite a while . We loved having no traffic to worry about and just enjoying the sounds (even the pouring rain !)and sights . The scenery was fabulous . We did manage to get some dry moments too .
The guys in Clew Bay Bike hire could not have been more helpful. They suggested we reverse our original route to give us more flexibility . They phoned us on route from Galway and arranged pick up in Newport -where we left car- and the a lift to Mulranney - where we collected bikes. Gearoid was then available in Newport to collect bikes at end of cycle. The bikes are well kitted out and contact number is visible on them
We knew we were in good hands and hope to be back for the full route in finer weather next Spring .

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bernice W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great customer service, good combinations with bike to cycle as far as you like/can and lift back for us and the bikes...
As we grouped up without having ridden bikes for quite a while, it was great comfort knowing we could just focus on enjoying as much as we enjoyed...
with no hassle of having to plan on on the spot...just beautiful sceneries and our laughters...
Greenway is improving in safety and food spots along the way make the whole experience a manageable adventure for all levels of fitness.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Peppina74
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