Destinations in Northern Ireland
Attractions in Northern Ireland
Discover the region
Walking in Northern Ireland
Visit the Belfast Hills to experience the hustle and bustle of the city down below while high up in the calm. Climb the 478 meters (1,568 ft) high Divis which you can easily reach starting from the city centre. The circular Ridge Trail guides you the opportunity to not only enjoy the view of the near surrounding but to spy the peaks of Scotland in the distance.
If you enjoy more challenging hikes you can try to conquer six of the highest peaks in the Mournes over three Days. The long-distance hike starts with Northern Ireland’s highest summit at 853 m (2,798 ft), Slieve Donard and continues with Commedagh, Bearnagh, Slieve Binnian, Meelmore and Meelbeg. The Mourne Wall Challenge is only something for expert hikers - the adventurous route leads over the highest peaks with spectacular views. The Sperrin Mountains offer next to challenging routes beautiful sites with megalithic structures like over 90 stone circles.
Cycling and Mountain biking in Northern Ireland
In 2014, the Giro d’Italia Big Start took place in Northern Ireland and challenged numerous professional cyclists to pedal their way through the country to the finish line. Now it’s your chance to try this adventurous route yourself and speed along as fast as you want to experience the adrenalin rush of a big race. Whatever pace you choose, you should not miss to gaze out into the distance - you don’t want to miss the green juicy river and valleys surrounding the routes.
In Northern Ireland, there are also a lot of great Mountain bike tracks to try. At Stramore Park and Tollymore, there are mountain bike skill courses to either try the sport for the first time or to train your technique. More downhill fun can be found in Davagh Forest, Barnet Demesne, Castlewellan and Rostrevor.