Causeway Coast Cycle- Self Guided- 7 Day Tours

Causeway Coast Cycle- Self Guided- 7 Day Tours
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$940
Duration: 7 days
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Description

When you think about Northern Ireland the first thing that springs to your mind is the city of Belfast, but Northern Ireland is full of treasures for you to explore on this 7 day cycle tour of the Antrim coast which offers nothing short of incalculable beauty at every corner. This route along the Antrim coast takes you through a part of Northern Ireland where the coast is rugged and wild and the people charming and cultured. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will pass many sites along the route. During this trip you will have a chance to see many historic buildings such as Carrickfergus Castle or Castle Glenarm, unique natural areas in the world as the Rathlin Island and the famous "Giant's Causeway“. We will take care of your accommodation and luggage transfers. Guided maps and tour documents are all provided

Day 1: Belfast
Before you start your trip along the Antrim Coast, we have reserved for you a fantastic cycling tour around the vibrant city of Belfast (optional extra). The capital of Northern Ireland is the cradle of the legendary RMS Titanic. You’ll also have the chance to see different monuments dedicated to the political conflicts of the twentieth century. The Belfast Castle and Saint Anne Square are two of the other iconic places.

Day 2: Carrickfergus & Gobbins Cliff Path
You have to wake up early this morning because one of the longest days of the tour is waiting for you. Start cycling along the coastline until Carrickfergus where you’ll have the chance to see the Norman style castle. Following the coastline up north you arrive in Larne, where we recommend you park the bicycle to walk along the Gobbins Cliff path.

Day 3: Glenarm & Glenariff
Today you’ll ride through the Coast Road that brings you to Glenarm, where you can see a lovely castle built in 1636. After Glenarm we arrive in the village of Glenariff. It is one of the most beautiful villages of the Antrim Coast. At the end of the day you arrive in Cushendall; after a long day of cycling, relax in the town, have a pint or visit the Curfew Tower, which was once a prison.

 Day 4: Torr Road & Ballycastle
Cross the River Glendun to leave Cushendun and head towards Ballycastle. You will take the Torr Road, which provides some of the most amazing views of the Antrim coast. As you cycle along enjoying the views, you pass Torr Head. Once you arrive in Ballycastle you have a fantastic panoramic view of Rathlin Island, which you’ll be able to visit tomorrow if the weather is suitable.

Day 5: Rathlin Island
At 8:45 a.m, you will catch the ferry to Rathlin Island if the weather is favourable. Another tourist attraction is the impressive Rathlin Lighthouse on the west side of the island. Back in Ballycastle you can explore the little town or just relax to be in top shape for tomorrow.

Day 6: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge & The Giants Causeway
We’ll see the amazing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. On this 20 meter long and 30 meter high rope bridge, it is better not to look down! A few kilometres away, the Giants Causeway awaits, which for most is the highlight of the tour. If you have enough energy once you reach Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, take a tour!

Day 7: Return to Dublin
After a hearty Irish breakfast, it is time to make our way back to Dublin. Before you leave you have time to visit the Old Bushmills Distillery if you haven't yet visited, or just have a walk through the village.You can do an optional extra Bike ride to the Dark Hedges. This is a 35km circular route. Our day tour coach to the Giants Causeway will pick you and your bikes up and transfer you back to Dublin.

When you think about Northern Ireland the first thing that springs to your mind is the city of Belfast, but Northern Ireland is full of treasures for you to explore on this 7 day cycle tour of the Antrim coast which offers nothing short of incalculable beauty at every corner. This route along the Antrim coast takes you through a part of Northern Ireland where the coast is rugged and wild and the people charming and cultured. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will pass many sites along the route. During this trip you will have a chance to see many historic buildings such as Carrickfergus Castle or Castle Glenarm, unique natural areas in the world as the Rathlin Island and the famous "Giant's Causeway“. We will take care of your accommodation and luggage transfers. Guided maps and tour documents are all provided