Must Try Tasty Food Cycle Tours in Northern Ireland

May 1, 2016

Posted by
Sarah S

Cycling, scenery and food, it’s a winning combination and thanks to these two fantastic Cycle Tour experiences anyone can take in the sights, smells and taste of Northern Ireland’s stunning landscapes and finest food.

Food Cycle Tours in Northern Ireland

Food Cycle Tours Northern Ireland

The Mournes and Sperrins, areas of outstanding natural beauty, are the perfect starting point for your 2 wheeled foodie trail.

With bikes, helmets and maps provided – you don’t have to be a tour de force on the bike – all you need is an appetite for flavoursome food and stunning scenery.

Mourne Foods and Films Cycle Tour 

With the Mourne Mountains as its backdrop, the Mourne Foods and Films Cycle Tour pairs up gentle cycling, spectacular scenery and simply delicious food.

Cycle Tours in Northern Ireland

Devised by the Enniskeen Country House Hotel, the starting point of the self-guided tour, the trail showcases the wonderful artisan food and film locations of the area where you will pass recognisable landscapes from Philomena, Game of Thrones, The Fall and Dracula Untold.

Enniskeen Country House Hotel

Stop off with local producers, hear their stories and buy directly from the farmer, before storing your provisions in the specially provided bike panniers.

A shuttle bus will take you to the start point at Spelga Dam in the heart of the Mourne Mountains and from there it is all downhill (literally not figuratively!) through the beautiful Shimna Valley and Tollymore Forest Park.

Tollymore Forest Park Cycling

You’ll get to try tasty foods from local producers such as Abernethy Butter Company, Murlough Farm free range eggs, Mourne Honey, Dundrum Bay Mussel and Oyster fishery, Pattersons Mourne Lamb Farm, Grahams Ice Cream, Cookie Jar bakery and Enniskeen Country House hotel itself for an optional honey afternoon tea.

Cycle Trail Afternoon Tea

Or stop off at some of the great local eateries such as the Mourne Seafood Bar and Bucks Head in Dundrum if you fancy spending slightly longer off the saddle.

Cycle Sperrins

Trace the ancient routes of settlers back to the Bronze Age in Ireland as you cycle through the idyllic countryside on the Sperrins Cycle Tour visiting fascinating archaeological sites and local food producers of historic Ulster.

Cycling in the Sperrins

Developed by Far and Wild you can choose between a mix of one to four day guided and self-guided tours with each bespoke route offering varying distances and options depending on your energy levels.

Visit Tamnagh Foods, an award-winning artisan producer of cheeses in their 19th century hunting lodge. Get tips on growing your own fruit and vegetables at Bradkeel Social Farm.

Discover the iconic Beaghmore Stone circle, soak up the Christian heritage at St Aidan’s Church and Holy Well or visit Broighter Gold ÉCONOMUSÉE workshop and find out how the oilseed rape is transformed into a crystal clear golden liquid.

Beaghmore Stone Circles

Courtesy of Tyrone and Sperrins destination

With recommendations for local cafés with the best buns and must try traditional frys as well as the perfect spots for a post ride pint you’ll be fuelled for your adventure from the start to the end.

With hundreds of kilometres of minor roads and insider knowledge on the best places to eat and visit, your Cycle Sperrins Tour experience is guaranteed to be off the beaten track.

Book a Cycle Tour

If you’re tempted to saddle up and explore Northern Ireland’s stunning landscapes and places on two wheels, find out more about booking a cycle tour on discovernorthernireland.com

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