A Stunning Day of Cycling on the Causeway Coast
If you take our Causeway Coast self-guided cycle tour you will enjoy great ocean views, a wealth of history, pleasant towns and villages and quiet country roads. Every day has something different to offer. Something unique to that part of Ireland, or even to that stretch of road.
On one day however you might want to get up just a little earlier than normal. It is the day on which you cycle from Portstewart to Ballycastle. This is a day that is simply packed with must see highlights.
Here is a flavour of what there is to see.
Portrush East Strand. (Curran Strand)
This magnificent strand stretches 3km east from the town and merges with the section known as Whiterocks Strand beside the Whiterocks cliffs.
Dramatically perched on a cliff above the sea, Dunluce Castle has seen more than its fair share of history over the centuries. Along with stories of the many battles to occupy and re-occupy the castle is the story of how part of it fell into the sea. Many legends are also associated with Dunluce.
If whiskey is your thing the word Bushmills needs no further explaination. A licence to distill was first granted in 1608 making it the oldest licenced distillery in the world. A 45 minute tour will show you the workings of the distillery and allow you to sample some of its famous product.
Giants Causeway and Bushmills Heritage Railway
You won’t need to actually take the train to be able to experience this railway. The cycle route we use follows a path running along the line.
The Giant’s Causeway
Do we need to say anything about this place? Without doubt the most famous landmark in Northern Ireland. The notes we provide as part of this cycling tour detail a 3km walk that allows you to experience not just the best of the causeway but also the stunning area around it.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Are you brave enough? The rope bridge spans the 20 metres or so between the mainland and the small island. It is suspended 30 metres (100 feet above the water)
If every one of the attractions listed above was suddenly removed this would still be a stunning day of cycling. The views along the coast to Rathlin Island and beyond to the Scottish Coast are simply breathtaking and well worth touring this area by bike it on their own.
See details of the Causeway Coast Tour.