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Long Routes

There are a variety of long distance routes in Northern Ireland, over 60 miles in length, suited to touring cyclists who want a relaxing and gently undulating journey. You may want to cycle just part of them or build them into a longer holiday.

Maps are available for all featured routes. Visit or contact the nearest Tourist Information Centre. Charges may vary, check when ordering.

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Strangford Lough Trail,

Cycle through Saint Patrick's country and around one of Europe's most important wildlife sites.

Strangford Lough Cycle Route, Newtownards

This is a 82 mile (132km ) circular route in and around Strangford Lough, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ballyshannon to Larne,

It's one of the best coastal routes you're ever likely to ride, stretching from Ballyshannon's Atlantic Coast through L'derry.

Loughshore Trail,

A fully signposted bi-directional 113 mile cycle route that encircles Lough Neagh

North West Trail,

The North West of Ireland is byword for hospitality, dramatic coastlines and unspoilt natural beauty… this trail captures it all

West Fermanagh Loop,

A classic, uncompromising cycle through the magnificent West Fermanagh countryside.

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