Be free for a day and experience what Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have to offer. Here are our top easy rides and walks on the National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland - perfect for a family fun day out or a chilled rendezvous with your friends.
What better way to explore Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland than by bike? Cycling along part of the National Cycle Network, taking in beautiful scenery at a leisurely pace. Follow country lanes, waterside paths and traffic-free paths.
The National Cycle Network has miles of walking and cycling routes and over one-third is completely traffic-free, perfect for all, including families and those new to cycling.
This stunning 23-mile cycle route runs along the North Atlantic coast from Castlerock to the Giant's Causeway via Coleraine and forms part of National Route 93.
The Comber Greenway is a wonderfully tranquil green corridor that provides local people with a traffic-free route for walking or cycling. As you travel from Comber to the heart of East Belfast you’ll be treated to views of Stormont, Scrabo Tower, the Harland & Wolff cranes, and the Belfast Hills.
The ecos Cycle Trail is a 17-mile cycle route between Ballymena and Glenarm, mainly along quiet minor roads through and passing over the Antrim Plateau.
Connecting Derry City to the border towns of Lifford and Strabane, this cycle route is a mixture of traffic-free paths and quiet country roads and lanes which crosses between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The Inis Eoghain Cycleway is a 36-mile loop connecting the River Foyle in County Londonderry to Lough Swilly in Donegal.
The Lagan and Lough Cycle Way is a level, traffic-free cycle ride or walk connecting Lisburn, Belfast, and Jordanstown.
A 28-mile cycle route stretching from the northern Sperrins foothills at Foreglen, through the Roe Valley, over the magnificent Binevenagh mountain with spectacular views of Lough Foyle.
This cycle and walking route from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Town Hall in Newry is a 20 mile trip on part of route 9 of the National Cycle Network. The route follows the towpath on the western bank of the now non-navigable Newry Canal.
Connecting Bangor to Newtownards, this cycle route is a mixture of traffic-free paths and quiet country roads and lanes. It starts off on the traffic-free North Down Coastal Path through Crawfordsburn Country Park before heading inland to Newtownards past the Clandeboye Estate on country roads.
A 48-mile linear cycle trail between Maghery, Co Armagh and Clones Co Monaghan.