Northern Ireland Cycle Routes
The National Cycle Network have created hundred of miles of great cycle routes in Northern Ireland. Highlights in this beautiful country include the wonderful Lough Neagh. The Lough is the largest freshwater lake in Britain and Ireland and has a splendid cycle circuit on which to explore the villages, parks and nature reserves that surround the water.
Another must see is Strangford Lough. You can follow National Cycle Network routes 99 and 20 around the lake with fascinating old castles, pretty villages and a coastal stretch along the Irish Sea to enjoy.
Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Northern Ireland Cycle Map>>
|Castle Ward||2 miles (4 km)||The Castle Ward estate covers 332 hectares (820 acres) with an 18th-century mansion, landscaped gardens and miles of great cycling and walking trails. The estate overlooks the beautiful Strangford Lough and includes the brilliant Lough Trail walking and cycle route. The National Trust have devised six great trails which expose you to the wonderful scenery around the estate. Features include the woodland trails in Castle Ward Forest, a waterside path along Temple Water and the lovely Walled Garden. View Full Details>>|
|Causeway Coast||22 miles (36 km)||Follow National Cycle Network Route 93 along the North Atlantic coast on this exhilarating cycle route in Northern Ireland. The route runs for about 23 miles from the Giant's Causeway to the village of Castle Rock in Londonderry. There's wonderful coastal views, ruined castles, pretty beaches and a series of interesting towns and villages to see on the route. View Full Details>>|
|Comber Greenway||7 miles (12 km)||This cycling and walking trail runs along National Cycle Network route 99 and a disused railway line from Belfast to Comber. It makes for a great traffic free cycle along a nice tree lined tarmac path. As such it's great for families or anyone looking for an easy introduction to cycling. The route runs for about 7 miles from Dee Street in East Belfast to the town of Comber in County Down. You'll pass the C. S. Lewis statue at the Holywood Arches, and the Bloomfield Walkway in Belfast before enjoying nice views of Stormont, Scrabo Tower, the Harland & Wolff cranes and the Belfast Hills. View Full Details>>|
|Kilbroney Forest Park||5 miles (8 km)||This fantastic forest park in Rostrevor has miles of good walking trails to try. This walk takes you along the pretty Glen Stream before climbing to Slieve Martin for great views over the area. Carlingford Lough, the Norman Narrowwater Castle and the surrounding Mourne Mountains are clearly visible from the summit. You can also enjoy easier footpaths along the Kilbroney River and through the Fairy Glen in Kilbroney Park at the start of the route. View Full Details>>|
|Lagan Towpath||21 miles (34 km)||This cycle and walking route follows the towpath of the River Lagan from Belfast to Lisburn along National Cycle Network routes 9 and 93. It's a nice surfaced path making it ideal for families or anyone looking for a safe traffic free ride. View Full Details>>|
|Lough Neagh||90 miles (145 km)||Follow the Loughshore Trail along National Cycle Network Route 94 on this circuit of the beautiful Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. The Lough is the largest freshwater lake in Britain and Ireland. The route begins in Craigavon and passes Portadown, Drumcairne Forest, Ballyronan, Toome, Randalstown, Antrim, Crumlin and Portmore Lough. View Full Details>>|
|Newry Canal||20 miles (32 km)||Enjoy a walk or cycle along the Newry Canal on this waterside route in Northern Ireland. The route follows National Cycle Network Route 9 along the canal towpath from Newry to Portadown. It's about 20 miles and makes for a nice, easy cycle or walk. The route passes a series of old stone bridges and pretty locks. The views of the surrounding countryside are great and you should also see lots of water loving wildlife along the way. View Full Details>>|
|Strangford Lough||78 miles (125 km)||This circuit of the beautiful Strangford Lough follows National Cycle Network Route 99 and 20. View Full Details>>|
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