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Cycle Sperrins is an award-winning guided and self-guided cycle tour located in the Sperrins Mountains in the centre of Northern Ireland. In 2017 the Tour won Best Tour at the Belfast Telegraph NI Year of Food and Drink Awards.
Experience the magic of this perfect cycle touring destination, visit the ancient monuments, eat the local cuisine and put your feet up after a long day in the saddle at the village inn.
Guided tours are from 1 to 4 days in duration and help you explore the variety and colour in the Sperrins range. Self-guided facilities include a dedicated cycle touring map with key locations, information on where to stay as well as a support and transfer service included in the price.
Bike hire prices start from £50 per person per day guided, and £25 per person per day self-guided. Family and multi-day deals are available. Packaged accommodation and food can be included.
Established by award winning adventure company Far and Wild, it is run as part of a wider Sperrins Cycle Consortium comprising a range of community-based accommodation, food and micro-enterprises. The project has achieved a Spark Award from UnLtd, the UK's leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs, and 2017 Best Tour at the Belfast Telegraph NI Year of Food and Drink Awards.
The area of the Sperrins is an historic landscape, with archeological evidence of settlement dating back to the Neolithic period (4000-6000BC). Stone circles, wedge tombs, standing stones and ogham (early Irish alphabet) stones pepper the landscape.
Derry to Plumbridge: depart from Derry Airport via the village of Eglinton and cross your first hills to Claudy and backroads via Park to Plumbridge Plumbridge to An Carn: ascend the Owenkillew valley calling at Broughderg Tourism Centre en route to Moneyneaney and Tirkane Tirkane to Benone: cross Drumbane to Drumsurn and Limavady, continuing via Magilligan to Benone Benone to Derry: Cros the Foyle estuary to Greencastle and follow the river to Movie and on through Redcastle to Muff and finally Derry City
Each day can be done stand-alone or as one on a series, and comprises 40-60km per day depending on your choice of route
Your time will vary with speed and the number of stops taken to view all the sights, or chat to local people you may meet. An average cyclist will spend 3-4 hours in the saddle each day
The Sperrins is an upland environment of low hills averaging around 450m. The minor roads that criss-cross these hills make for ideal cycling terrain with many small ups and downs and lots to see around each corner
Point of interest:
There are many points of interest including Claudy Country Park, Clogherney Tomb, Beaghmore Stone Circle, An Carn Centre, An Creagan Centre, Broughderg Tourism Centre