All year
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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.

Journeying through historic Ulster on a bike is a great way to go back to your roots and explore the hidden landscape at as leisurely a pace as you like. The small businesses we work with are run by local families and reflect the cultural heritage of the Sperrins area- which is diverse and varied.

A Cycle Sperrins tour is a relaxing unwind- after a few days in the hills you will have a new perspective on life- guaranteed!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

If you have any question about this tour please let us know, we will reply you as soon as possible.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

We hired bikes for 4 days from Far and Wild for a cycle tour. Lawrence was really helpful to us when we were planning our trip. He gave us advice and responded quickly to our questions.

The bikes we rented were good touring bikes. And Lawrence also lent us maps, tools, lights etc which was handy as we travelled to Derry on a Ryanair flight.

We had a great trip, exploring the Sperrin Hills and heading over for a night in Donegal. Looking forward to coming back!

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