Cycling Break Mayo
Choose McWilliam Park Hotel as your Wild Altantic Way Hotel
If you have a taste for adventure, want to improve your fitness, or want to discover the countryside from a different angle, a cycling holiday in the west of Ireland - or more specifically County Mayo - will meet all your expectations.
The landscapes offered are varied and enriching and the historical and archaeological places that can be visited are very interesting. Discovering County Mayo on a bike is a great way to enjoy its beautiful landscapes and many breathtaking views. Travel along in comfort at your own pace, taking time to enjoy the valleys, plains, mountains and steep cliffs dotted along the Mayo skyline.
Let the McWilliam Park Hotel be your base to explore all that Mayo has to offer. We are delighted to store all Bikes in a secure location within the Hotel for the duration of your stay with us.
Some of the more popular places favoured by cyclotourists are:
Great Western Greenway
The multi award winning Great Western Greenway - recently voted in the top 3 cycle trails in the world, by the New York Times - is Irelands fastest growing and most sought after tourism attraction. It is also Ireland's longest designated cycling and walking trail.
Running 43.5km around the eastern and Northern stretches of Clew Bay in Co Mayo. It begins in the popular seaside town of Westport and traverses through the quaint villages of Newport and Mulranny before coming to a gentle finish at Achill Sound. Offering mild gradients courtesy of its initial beginning as a railway line and with magnificent landscape backdrops such as Clew Bay, Clare Island, the mythical holy mountain Croagh Patrick and the Nephin Beg Mountains. You will travel through bogs, woodlands and active farm land, while spotting wildlife and flora, the Greenway has so etching unique for each and every visitor.
The Humbert Road
There also exists a road called "the Humbert Road" which is named after the French General who landed with his troops in 1798, this starts at Kilcummin close to Ballina and crosses an area rich in lakes and hills to Charlestown, at the border of County Sligo. The road carries on through the counties of Sligo and Leitrim to finish in Ballinamuck, in County Longford.