The National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland

There are now over 1,000 miles of National Cycle Network routes across Northern Ireland, many of which link to the Republic.

Greenways in Northern Ireland

Belfast has an expanding network of greenways with the Lagan and Lough Cycle Way and Comber Greenway, which provides a great community resource for walking and cycling.

There are other memorable traffic-free greenways throughout the region linked by a network of minor rural roads for touring. 

We continue to expand and improve the Network. In Northern Ireland there are seven long-distance rides complete with route maps.

Paths For Everyone

We have spent more than two years completing our first ever review of the National Cycle Network to unlock its true potential for everyone. With this review, we want to build on its success and inspire a long-term, exciting future for the Network.

We have identified a series of activation projects on the National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland to demonstrate immediate change and work towards our shared vision of a series of traffic-free paths for everyone.

Easy rides and walks

We continue to expand and improve the Network. In Northern Ireland, there are seven long-distance rides complete with route maps.

More information on National routes in Northern Ireland and some recommended rides check out our list of top routes to explore.

Challenge rides

What better way to explore the beautiful scenery of Northern Ireland than by bike. From ancient castles to stunning coastline you'll be in awe.

Check out some of our favourite long distance rides in Northern Ireland.