This tour offers you some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the country, with cliffs and rolling green fields sweeping down towards the Irish Sea along a coastline dotted with ancient forts and castles. We also cycle inland up into the famous Glens of Antrim with some wonderful highland cycling on quiet backroads. Finally you can visit Bushmills the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world and finish off the week with a visit to the Giant's Causeway, the most famous landmark in Northern Ireland with its amazing basalt rock formations.
Ballycastle for 1 Nights
Meet in the centre of Belfast, after an introductory meeting we have dinner together.
Setting out on a Sustrans Cycle path we head out of Belfast up onto the the beginning of the Northern Coastline to the seaside village of Carnlough for the night
The days cycle takes in the beauty of Antrim not only in its coastline but also in its famous and stunning Glens. Slowly but surely we make our way along the coast to the village of Cushendall where we base ourselves for two nights.
Heading inland again, we cycle through two of the most spectacular Glens of Antrim before returning back to Cushendall for another night in this lovely village.
One option for the day is to hug the coastline to take in a stunning cycle along by Torr Head to the village of Ballycastle where we stay for two days.
One attractive option on the rest day is to take the ferry to explore Rathlin Island, which is some five miles out in the Atlantic.
We cycle along the coast where we can visit the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and then along to view the hexagonal rock formations at the Giant's Causeway. From there we head to the village of Bushmills where we can visit the famous whiskey distillery. The tour finishes off with a transfer back from Coleraine to Belfast city for a final night together.
The tour has finished and you are free to make your way home.
Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and it is the largest urban area in Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster, always warm to tourists.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge near Ballintoy Co.Antrim Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island.
|Price per person sharing||€595|
The average cycling distance is an easy 30m (45km) with longer routes being available most days. The tours are suitable for adults of all ages, but a certain level of fitness is required and taking in a few practice rides is strongly recommended. The tours are not suited for children under 13 years of age. The Ring of Kerry, the Highlands of Donegal and the Antrim tours have more hills than the other routes and are more suited to the keener cyclist.
Your guide will recommend a lunch stop each day where a snack lunch will cost between €8 and €12. A group evening meal is organised by the guide each night which costs between €18 and €25. One evening meal during the tour is included in the tour price.
We supply 18-21 speed hybrid touring models for your tour. Each booking must give your name and approximate height. Repair equipment, helmets and pannier bags are available on request.
Each of the tours start with a meeting group at 6:30pm on the Saturday evening in a central hotel close to the local train station and bus station. This is only a meeting point, typically the group will be staying in nearby guesthouses. The guide is able to return to the meeting place at 9:30pm again that evening and the following morning for those arriving late. After an introductory talk the guide will organise an evening meal and direct you to your first nights accommodation.
There is an additional charge of €35 for insurance cover. We insist that riders avail of our insurance policy or else have alternative cover in place
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