Cycling in Northern Ireland

Cycle through Northern Ireland and you will be rewarded with incredible views of vast and varied landscapes. From dramatic coasts to patchwork fields on the many road routes or the lakes, rivers, forest and woodland that are part of the off road and mountain bike routes, there is something for every cyclist. With routes through Belfast what better way to take in the historic capital of Northern Ireland than on a guided city cycle tour. With short, medium or long routes you can plan your holiday around your cycling passion.

With over 1000 miles of national cycle network across Northern Ireland you are spoilt for choice. Belfast has an expanding network of greenways with the Lagan and Lough Cycle Way and Comber Greenway, which provides a great community resource for walking and cycling. There are other memorable traffic-free greenways throughout the region linked by a network of minor rural roads for touring. In Northern Ireland there are seven long distance rides complete with route maps. A plethora of family based routes gives families the peace of mind that everyone can enjoy cycling around Northern Ireland in safety on routes that are quiet and often vehicle free.

With plenty of pubs with accommodation you can enjoy a long day cycling knowing you have a delicious locally sourced and home cooked dinner to arrive back to where you can then relax with a pint of real ale or Guinness. With a range of traditional and modern pubs with accommodation there is something for every need and budget all including modern features. If you’re after more of an adrenaline rush there are 100km’s of official mountain bike trails. So get prepared to take on the lightning quick trails in Davagh Forest, sweeping single -track in Castlewellan or simply epic descents in Rostrevor including Ireland’s first ever purpose-built downhill trails.

With so many cycling options on offer and some of the quietest roads in the Irish countryside Northern Ireland is seen as one of the top destinations for cycling. For more information on cycling in Northern Ireland click here.

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