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.
The route starts at the spectacular geological formation known as the Giant's Causeway. You then head south to the village of Bushmills where you can enjoy views of the River Bush and visit the Old Bushmills Distillery where they make Bushmills Original and Black Bush whiskies. You continue west to the ruined medieval Dunluce Castle. The striking coastal castle is located near Portballintrae and is very photogenic.
The route continues to the lovely seaside resort of Portrush. This is a good place to stop for refreshments with a number of cafes and pubs to choose from. The town has nice sandy beaches and great coastal views towards the Skerries. You can catch boats from Portrush to the Giant's Causeway which pass the islands. You can then look out for the large range of seabirds which inhabitat the islands. These include kittiwake, black guillemot and eider duck. The trail also passes the Royal Portrush Golf Club, the only golf club outside of mainland Great Britain which has hosted the Open Championship.
The next section runs from Portrush to Portstewart. Portstewart is another very pretty coastal town with a sandy beach, scenic coastal paths and attractive harbour. The lovely 2 two-mile long beach of Portstewart Strand is one of the most popular attractions in Northern Ireland.
From Portstewart the route heads inland along the River Bann to Coleraine. The final section runs from Coleraine to the seaside village of Castle Rock.