Rarely is any other region subjected to the forces of Mother Nature as the green island of Ireland. Yet this small and rugged isle, engulfed by the surges of the Atlantic swell, is a place of natural beauty and diversity. While the Western side of the island is commonly frequented by tourists, the Northern regions remain relatively untouched. Join us on a discovery tour by bike and boat along the exceptional and dramatic coastline of Northern Ireland. Visits to important, historical and future orientated cities such as Belfast and Londonderry are combined with a unique sailing experience and the discovery of scenic landscapes and natural wonders by bike. The tour itinerary includes a visit to Rathlin Island, among additional highlights such as the Giants Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede-Bridge. Your floating accommodation for the week also offers a hands-on experience for all who are interested in learning what it means to bring a tall ship into motion.
DAY 1 Arrive Belfast DAY 2 Explore Belfast by bike, cruise to Larne, cycle to Glenarm (10+21km / 6+13mi) DAY 3 Cycle and sail between Glenarm, Cushendall, Rathlin Island and Ballycastle to discover incredible coastal scenery (22+13+9km / 13.5+8+5.5mi) DAY 4 Sail to Londonderry DAY 5 Cycle to Greencastle with choice of two cycle options, sail to Portrush (50/85km / 31/53mi) DAY 6 Cycle to Ballycastle via Irelands oldest licensed distillery and Giant's Causeway (40km / 25mi) DAY 7 Cycle along Torr Head Scenic Road (30km / 18.5mi), return sail to Belfast DAY 8 Trip concludes
Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions.
*7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners *7 nights in a twin share cabin with ensuite facilities (supplement applies for a single cabin) *experienced crew including English speaking cycle guide *21 speed hybrid bike rental with pannier (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *bed linen and towels *information pack including overview maps per cabin