Cycle Northern Ireland -

Cycle Sperrins

Our specifically designed route takes in a broad arc of the Sperrins hills, using minor roads only to access currently underused routes and some of the most spectacular scenery in mid-Ulster. The route can be joined from a number of starting points and has a map guide. It passes 10 small business partners involved in food, accommodation and activities in the region. 

CountyAntrim, Londonderry, Tyrone
Nearest TownDerry
Distance100 miles
OS MapOSNI 4, 7, 8, 13
Route TypeCoastal, Hill, Mountain
Route ShapeCircular
Public RoadsOn Public Road
AONBBinevenagh, Causeway Coast, Sperrins
Grid Ref (Start)C526202
Grid Ref (End)C559210


The terrain is predominantly gentle rolling hills with some flat coastal cycling.

Point of Interest

The route pases many historical sites and world-class viewpoints, including Glenelly Valley, Beaghmore Stone Circle, Binevenagh AONB

Route Description

Far and Wild provides a map guide for this route included as part of cycle hire. The map provides a detailed description of the route, however the relevant OSNI maps are an essential companion to safe cycling and choosing the right route for you or your group, as there are options suggested on each day's cycle. The route passes recommended accommodation and food providers as well as activities in the area and historical points of interest.

Getting to the Start

The route can be started from a number of convenient locations. Our recommended start is Eglinton Village about 2 miles from Derry City Airport. There is free parking in the village and a supermarket to purchase supplies.


This route is predominantly on small minor roads. There are a few stretches of the route where there is more traffic, such as access routes for local people to small towns. Such roads include Six Mile near Draperstown and the Five Mile Straight at Glenshane.


The businesses participating in the route comprise of the Sperrins Cycle Consortium and can provide assistance including advice on local amenities on request.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Accessible bikes are available from Far and Wild for use on appropriate sections of this route.

Available Publication

Cycle Sperrins Map

Map guide available from Far and Wild at or tel. +44 (0) 7775911198


This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.