Explore the Wild Atlantic Way through County Mayo
Right at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Mayo embraces the Atlantic Ocean with many of the county’s unforgettable landmarks dotted along its coastline – spiritual Croagh Patrick, sumptuous Clew Bay and Achill’s majestic cliffs.
Mayo’s Atlantic coastline is a playground for those with an adventurous spirit, offering world class deep-sea fishing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, coasteering, kayaking and many beautiful Blue Flag beaches. The Blueway Trails at Old Head, Killary and Achill offer the opportunity to experience world-class snorkelling and ocean kayaking. And what better way to discover Mayo’s charm than by taking to the great outdoors. The Great Western Greenway, connecting Westport to Achill Island, offers an award-winning family-friendly biking trail with stunning scenery, historic villages, ancient ruined abbeys,arts & crafts.
For something more low-key, Mayo is a haven for walkers and anglers alike, offering a myriad of spectacular walks and journeys - including Croagh Patrick, the lake district area of Cong, and the rivers Moy, Furnace & Owenmore (internationally renowned for salmon and sea trout angling). The hiker can escape the bustle of urban life by climbing one of many mountain ranges including Mweelrea, the highest peak in Connaught. At Wild Nephin and Ballycroy National Park spring is heralded by the call of the elusive corncrake. Get to grips with its vastness by rambling its highlands, on the Bangor Trail. As you move deeper into the wilderness, all signs of civilisation are left behind. And when you’ve had your fill and are ready to rejoin the human race, the locals in Mayo’s rural towns and seaside villages will offer you a true and authentic céad míle fáilte.
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Click here for the Wild Atlantic Way Mayo Route Map and Discovery Points