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Hometown Tours - Belfast Bike & Walking Tours

Eastside Visitor Centre, Newtownards Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT4 1HH
Steven from Hometown Tours guides 4 tourists along Belfast's beautiful riverside greenways as part of an urban bike tour

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Discover Belfast Like a Local!

Bike and walking tours exploring Belfast at a relaxed pace along safe and scenic routes. 

​Hometown Tours provides fun and memorable guided bike and walking tours along the cycle paths and greenways of Belfast with local expert Steven Patterson.  

Learn about Belfast, its history, the plans for its future, and the communities that live here. Guided along pathways and greenways by the man who was instrumental in their creation. Have fun and create great memories of your time in Belfast. Our bike tours will stop for refreshments along the way and a chance to stretch your legs.

Our comfortable unisex bikes come in a range of sizes. The cycling is slow and level, mostly traffic-free, and easy for everyone who can ride a bike. All our walking and bike tours start and end in convenient, central locations.


Our Belfast Bike And Walking Tours

The Titanic East Bike Tour

A fun, guided bike tour learning the untold stories of the people who built the Titanic. Travelling along traffic-free community greenways and the stunning Maritime Mile to the slipways where it was launched.


Start Point: Titanic Visitor Centre

End Point: Titanic Visitor Centre

£35 per person


Belfast Riverside Bike Tour

A relaxed bike tour along scenic riverside paths exploring the past, present and future of Belfast's waterfront communities. Moving through the University area, Botanic Gardens and finishing in the Titanic Quarter. 


Start Point: Titanic Visitor Centre

End Point: Titanic Visitor Centre

£35 per person

Sailortown Docklands Dander

Sailortown was once Belfast’s most diverse community and home to its first shipyard. This walking tour explores the Harbour Commissioner’s Office, Sinclair Seamen’s Church and the community’s plans for regeneration.


Start Point: Big Fish Sculpture

End Point: Titanic Visitor Centre

£20 per person

Maritime Mile-Titanic Belfast Walking Tour

Explore the history and the future of Belfast's Titanic Quarter with this walking tour along the stunning Maritime Mile - including the Titanic Slipways, the SS Nomadic, which ferried passengers to the great ship and the restored WWI warship HMS Caroline. 


Start Point: Titanic Visitor Centre

End Point: Titanic Visitor Centre

£20 per person


Local Expert Guides

Created by sustainable travel expert and native Belfast man and qualified tour guide, Steven Patterson. There is no better guide to the streets, greenways and communities of Belfast

Easy Bike Tours

Our bikes are lightweight, easy to ride and unisex with options to suit all heights. Routes are flat, and we move at an easy pace along peaceful, traffic-free routes and residential streets. Perfect for a leisurely cycle tour!

Walking The History

Our walking tours offer a relaxed pace along Belfast's scenic waterside paths with plenty of opportunity for lively conversation and photographs of its most iconic sights. 


Meet Your Host

Born and raised in East Belfast, Steven Patterson is a sustainable travel expert with over 30 years of experience working with communities all over Belfast.

As the head of the sustainable travel charity Sustrans NI, Steven played a pivotal role in the development of the network of cycle lanes, pathways, and greenways that connect the modern city. 

​Sharing the stories he learned in his own upbringing, just two miles from the birthplace of the Titanic and the knowledge he gathered through engaging with the communities who live along the greenways he helped develop, Steven is delighted to introduce his hometown to visitors in a new light.​

With a host of local knowledge, secret histories and a few tall tales, Steven’s mission is to allow visitors to experience the real Belfast, get a view of the city's future and explore the city like a local. 

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Establishment Features

  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Online Booking
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Visitor information

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Max group size - 12
  • Min group size

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - Steven's previous career was as head of sustainable travel charity Sustrans NI and he is an expert on active travel and green issues.

Guide Prices

Bike Tours £35 per person (3hrs, light refreshments included)
Walking Tours £20 per person (2hrs)

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