Clew Bay Bike Hire. Explore the scenic bike trails of Clew Bay, including the Great Western Greenway, on a top-of-the-range bike, available by the hour, day, or multiday. The minibus and bike trailer provide a free drop-off and collection service for an extra fee. In addition, kayak hire and escorted trips are available. Distillery Rd., Westport, Co. Mayo. 098/37675;

Electric Escapes. Take the hard work out of cycling and rent an electric bike to explore the Great Western Greenway, or join a guided cycle tour along the Bangor Trail, amid 1,000 square miles of wilderness. Distillery Rd., Westport, Co. Mayo. 098/56611; 087/745–1155;

Great Western Greenway. This 42-km (26-mile) off-road cycling and walking trail follows the route of the railway line that ran along the edge of Clew Bay through Newport and Mulranny from 1895 until 1937, connecting Westport to Achill Island. It passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the West of Ireland, and has given a major boost to tourism in the area. The birdsong and the sound of the wind are praised as highly as the great coastal scenery. It is just as enjoyable to drive out along the N59 and walk a short section as it is to walk or cycle the whole path. Great Western Greenway (N59), Co. Mayo.