All year
Dates
4 hours
Duration
+16
Age
Mid
Difficulty

Cycle Sperrins offers guided cycle tours tracing the ancient routes of settlers back to the Bronze age in Ireland. Each route offers progressive distances and options to complete longer or shorter journeys, depending on your energy levels. Cycle Sperrins suggests great places to eat and overnight, nestled in the hearts of communities through the Sperrins Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Included on our guided tours are the National Geographic listed (Top 10 Drives in the World) Glenelly Valley, the iconic Beaghmore Stone circle, fishing rivers, foraging and local food producers, pre-Christian and Christian monuments and sites, friendly hostelries and pubs, camping locations and cyclists rests!

The location of Cycle Sperrins includes counties Derry and Tyrone and the moderate hills (max 350m) in the centre of historic Ulster. The area was settled from early Bronze age times and comprises an adventurous tour through a wide range of fascinating archaeological sites. Small and minor roads provide hundreds of kilometers of accessible road-way perfect for cycle touring, guaranteeing that your Cycle Sperrins experience is off the beaten track.

Stay local, eat fresh and enjoy a healthy break in the secret that is the Sperrins with Cycle Sperrins. Cycle Sperrins is a unique cycle route visiting a number of local tourism businesses including Dart Mountain CheeseButterlope FarmBradkeel Social FarmBallynasollus CottageGortin Activity CentreBroughderg Tourism CentreAn Carn, and Benone Glamping.

View Cycle Sperrings Guide Book (PDF)

INCLUDED
Guide
Public liability insurance
All gear and equipment
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Injury insurance

1

Day 1

From Eglinton follow the Faughan Valley up-river through Claudy village and on to Park at the foot of Dart Mountain. Roll directly to Plumbridge via Ballynamallaght or cross Dart Pass into the Glenelly Valley.
2

Day 2

Choose from the Glenelly or Owenkillew Valley to travel east towards Beaghmore Stone Circle and Davagh Mountain Bike Trails. Weave your way to Moneyneaney, with its historic ladder fields, and along Five Mile Straight to Carntogher.
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Day 3

From Carntogher, cross Glenullin (350m) to view the eastern peaks of Benbradagh, Donald’s Hill and Binevenagh. Passing Drumsurn, Limavady or Léim a’ Mhadaidh, literally “leap of the dog”, enter Binevenagh’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Continue north to the floodplains of Lough Foyle and iconic Benone beach and glamping pods.
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Day 4

Choose the east or west bank of the Lough on your return leg. The east bank passes the Broighter Hoard site of gold artefacts from the 1st century BC. To access the western route, hop on the Lough Foyle Ferry Company to Greencastle. Skirt the shores of the Lough heading south on Inishowen’s Wee Greenway route.

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