This morning, I enjoyed a cycle on the old rail line from Mulranny towards Newport with Paul Harman of Harman-e-Bikes. Paul has quality battery power-assisted electric cycles for hire out of his base near Westport, with a drop-off and pick-up service available.
The new cycleway is by no means perfect, nor as good as it could have been, but is certainly a welcome addition to the West Mayo outdoors tourism product. Its best quality is that it is off-road and you can’t argue with that, in a country which boasts very few off-road cycling opportunities.
Cycling is a logical and attractive complimentary product to my guided walking tours, especially in and around the Nephin Beg mountain range. So why not consider coming to West Mayo and combining cycling, walking and, indeed, sea kayaking and wind surfing, for example.
Info for the benefit of those who like to keep their feet on the ground.
The route is also suitable for walkers with no steep gradients; no dogs allowed though.
Walked Newport to Mulranny last Sunday (a little “fresh” for the month of May – read that as chilly) but with the wind behind us, we took just three hours. Had mother-in-law at our disposal to ferry us back to Newport so can offer no advice on taxi availability in the area.
Hi do you have the details of the bike hire place, can’t find a phone number.
Apologies for the late reply.
There are three operators I know of and here are their details. I cannot recommend one over the other.
Paul Harman : 083 – 3468203
Sam Moore : 086 – 3295277
Travis Zeray : 085 – 7030177
Enjoy the route !