WEST MAYO LOOP

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LOCATION: West and South of Westport Co. Mayo. This route takes you along the south Wild Atlantic Coast of Clew Bay passing the 800 – meter peak of Croagh Patrick on the left. This route carves its way through the mountains of Mweelrea, the Sheeffry’s, Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, passes over Ashleigh falls before joining the N59 road and back to Westport.

LANDSCAPE: Breathtaking multi-varied landscape including a costal sea section followed by mountains on every side, sea inlets, lakes and river falls.

START/FINISH: Start/Finish in the car park adjacent the Tower’s Bar, Quay, Westport.

DISTANCE: Approximately 75Km

TERRAIN: This is mostly a flat road cycle with occasional short climbs.

APPROXIMATE TIMES: Complete loop approximately 5 hours and many more if you wish to experience the surrounding beauty.

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CYCLE ROUTE:

Starting at Westport Quay cycle along the Louisburgh coast road for approx 3 Km, turn right at T-junction onto route 335 sign-posted Louisburgh (Point 1 on map). From here continue on loop noting the following route identification locations.

After 6 Km – Murrisk Village

After 2 Km – Croagh Patrick and the National Famine Memorial

After 2 Km – Sign for Bertra Strand. (Off route visit)

After 6 Km – Sign for Old Head Beach (off route visit)

After 4 Km – Louisburgh. Cycle through Louisburgh over bridge and turn left signed Leenane R335 (Point 2 on map)

After 10Km – Glen Keen Farm and Restaurant

After 9 Km – Delphi Adventure Retreat

After 7 Km – Ashleigh Falls. Cross the Erriff River here,

After 1Km – Come to t-junction. Turn left for Westport (Point 3 on map)

After 28 Km – Turn left at T-Junction and cycle 1Km to Westport quay finish point.

APPROXIMATE TIMES: Complete loop approximately 5 hours and many more if you wish to experience the surrounding beauty.

SERCICES/FOOD/BEVERAGES:

Murrisk Village

Croagh Patrick

Louisburgh

Glen Keen Farm

Delphi Adventure Centre

Westport.