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Cycling in Northern Ireland

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With a wide array of different landscapes as well as charming towns and traffic-free trails, cycling in Northern Ireland is the perfect way to explore. From its craggy coastline and vast lakes to the stunning Mourne Mountains, your two-wheeling adventures feature something new in every mile. Families can ride beautiful cycle trails, exploring places like Neagh Lough and Castlerock, with little in the way of hills. For long-distance riders, the cycle routes in Northern Ireland are your playground, offering fantastic views, challenges and peaceful places.


The country’s landscape is littered with fascinating remnants of history, ideal for adding into cycle adventures. In the north, Dunluce Castle, the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede; in the east, Chaine Tower, Carrickfergus Castle and Strangford Lough; in the west, Lower Lough Erne, Sloughan Glen Springs and Enniskillen; and in the south, Balleykeel Dolmen, the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Castle are just a fraction of the historic places you can pedal to.


Top 20 cycling routes in Northern Ireland

    1
    Intermediate
    01:52
    11.9 mi
    6.4 mph
    800 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    2
    Intermediate
    02:26
    20.6 mi
    8.5 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Intermediate
    02:35
    26.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Intermediate
    02:55
    30.5 mi
    10.5 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Easy
    01:57
    20.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Intermediate
    02:47
    21.1 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    7
    Intermediate
    03:10
    33.4 mi
    10.5 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Intermediate
    03:34
    37.7 mi
    10.5 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    9
    Easy
    01:33
    16.5 mi
    10.6 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Intermediate
    02:29
    23.0 mi
    9.3 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Intermediate
    02:23
    24.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Intermediate
    03:58
    41.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Easy
    01:34
    15.0 mi
    9.6 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Intermediate
    02:29
    26.4 mi
    10.6 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Difficult
    02:09
    11.7 mi
    5.4 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Easy
    00:49
    5.42 mi
    6.6 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Easy
    01:18
    13.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    300 ft
    325 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    18
    Easy
    02:00
    18.4 mi
    9.2 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    19
    Intermediate
    02:50
    29.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    20
    Easy
    01:38
    17.2 mi
    10.6 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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