Giants Causeway to Benone Cycle Route

Cycling Route

This route starts at the Giants Causeway and follows NCN Route 93 to Bushmills, Portrush, Portstewart, Coleraine and Castlerock. The route is signed in both directions. The first section of the route follows the traffic-free shared use pathway adjacent to the Giants Causeway & Bushmills Heritage Railway line. On reaching Castlerock, follow the cycle path to Downhill. At Downhill cyclists can either cycle along the beach to Benone or follow the main coast road.

It is useful to refer to the "Cycling in the Borough of Coleraine" leaflet when attempting this route. See Attachments.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start:
Follow signs for NCN 93 and the Giants Causeway, north of Bushmills.
Train: Services from Belfast or L/Derry to Portrush, then follow NCN 93 to Giants Causeway.
By car follow signs for Giants Causeway (A2 and B146)

Traffic: Normal public roads traffic along most of route, and stretches of traffic-free cycle paths.

Nearest town:

Bushmills and Portballintrae


22 miles

OS map:

Sheet 4 Discoverer Series

Start Point:


Finish Point:



Bitmac surfaced roads and surfaced cycle paths.

Point of interest:

Giants Causeway & Bushmils Heritage Railway Line, Old Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, Bann estuary.


Refreshments and toilet facilities available at all towns along the route, including the Visitor Centre at the Causeway.

Accessibility information:

Bitmac surfaced roads, cycle paths, hills along route.

Accessible toilet facilities:



"Cycling in the Borough of Coleraine" leaflet.
Ballyshannon to Ballycastle - Sustrans Map

Publication availability:

Coleraine TIC Tel: 028 7034 4723

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Giant's Causeway Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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