Tag Archives: Derry

Inishowen Peninsula – Derry to Malin Head

Riding beside Lough Swillly

This trip along the coast of the Inishowen Peninsula is a hilly but scenic ride to the most northerly point of Ireland.

It includes the famous Gap of Mamore – the bane of many a cyclist – bring your lowest gears!

Distance: 88km
Climbing: 954m
Difficulty: hard

Malin Head – Greencastle – Derry Cycle

Cycling beside Lough Foyle

From Malin Head, you hug the north coast of the Inishowen Peninsula, going up and down into numerous small coves. After a long descent into Greencastle, you have a mostly flat 30km run into Derry.

It’s a neat addition to a Mizen to Malin cycle, if you have the time.

Distance: 77km
Climbing: 865m
Difficulty: hard

Cycle Enniskillen to Derry

The Foyle Valley bicycle path

This tour passes the remarkable Devenish Island before heading through quiet countryside to Omagh.

The lovely Gortin Glen section takes you near the Sperrin Mountains before passing through Strabane and cycling the beautiful Foyle Valley and entering the walled city of Derry on a bike path.

Distance: 107km
Climbing: 776m
Difficulty: hard