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Belfast City Bike Tours and Bike Hire

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Norm's Bikes Smithfield Marketplace Winetavern Street, Belfast, County Antrim,
Mr Gary Sloan
T: 07780 496 969
E: info@belfastcitybiketours.com

Belfast City Bike Tours offers a selection of fun and friendly bike tours.

Belfast City Bike Tours offers a selection of fun and friendly bike tours and an extensive range of bikes for hire with full back-up and support. Our guided tours set out on Saturdays from our partner bikeshop Norm's Bikes and on Sundays from St. Anne's Square in central Belfast, and at other times by arrangement.

The tours last about 3 hours at conversational pace on safe, comfy City Cruiser bikes with plenty of sightseeing and refreshment stops. We give you a helmet and hi/viz gilet and can supply you with a waterproof bike cape if required.

Your safety is our priority - we follow carefully planned routes and ask you to sign a cycling competency agreement before you ride with us.

We can offer you advice on what's on, what to see, where to eat, drink and party in Belfast. City bike touring with us gives you an eco-friendly way to get to know the City quickly, meet like-minded travellers and help you to make the most of your time here.

Our Bike Tours
We offer 6 fantastic guided bike tours of Belfast and beyond:

City Bike Tour £20pp

This is our classic and most popular tour. We explore the City's historic Cathedral, Titanic and University Quarters and stop for an extended coffee break at the wonderful St. George's Market - with lots of other sightseeing and refreshment opportunities. It is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the heart of Belfast - an ideal orientation on the first morning of your stay here. For locals this tour takes you to places of interest which you might not have seen or heard about before - some of which are only reachable by bike!

This tour departs from Norm's Bikes at 10am - please note that on Sundays all of our tours depart from outside The MAC in St.Annes Square, Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ
Book online or email info@belfastcitybiketours.com or Tel: 07780 496 969

Titanic Bike and Boat Tour in partnership with the Lagan Boat Company £30pp

This tour explores Belfast's vibrant Cathedral Quarter before heading to the quays to board the good ship SS Joyce skippered by the Lagan Boat Company - the world's only provider of a Titanic Boat Tour! With expert commentary on board we cruise along the River Lagan into Belfast Harbour to view from sea level where the most famous ship in the world was designed, built and launched. We then disembark at the huge Titanic Dry Dock and Pumphouse returning via other Titanic-related attractions.

This tour is a must for Titanic fans and departs from Norm's Bikes at 11am on Saturday mornings and at other times by arrangement.
To book email info@belfastcitybiketours.com or Tel: 07780 496 969

EastSide Belfast City Bike Tour £20pp

This tour explores the Cathedral Quarter before heading East across the River Lagan to explore the iconic launch site of the RMS Titanic. We pedal deeper into EastSide Belfast to experience the history, culture and environment of this once mighty industrial heartland which influenced the genius of C.S. Lewis, Van Morrison and George Best.

The stand-out features of this EastSide Cycle Tour are cycling on the Connswater Community and Comber Greenways together with the Mystic of the East Van Morrison Heritage Trail. We pedal through places referenced in Morrison's fantabulous lyrics and music - and stop to listen to some of his classic songs. We have the flexibility to include cycle loops of EastSide heritage trails featuring C.S. Lewis and George Best.

This tour departs from Norm's Bikes at 10.30am on Saturday mornings and at other times by arrangement.
To book email gary@belfastcitybiketours.com or Tel: 07980 816 057

West Belfast Bike Tour

This bike tour of West Belfast's Gaeltacht Quarter explores the history, culture and environment which shaped this historic part of the City. The tour is conducted in Irish and English by local guides and follows the fantastic Sli na Gaeltachta heritage trail.

Standout features include the International Wall; iconic murals and memorials throughout the Falls; an extended coffee break at An Culturlann; Belfast's historic City Cemetery; Beechmount House; the beautiful Falls Park and River with the Black Mountain in the background; Milltown Cemetery and memorials and the Bog Meadows UNESCO wildlife reserve.

This tour departs from Norm's Bikes at 11am on Saturday mornings and at other times by arrangement.
To book email gary@belfastcitybiketours.com or Tel: 07980 816 057

LaganSide Pedal and Paddle Bike Tour

This tour teams up with the brilliant Bryson LaganSports to offer a unique, inner-city ecoadventure over the course of an exhilarating morning or afternoon for you, your family, friends, company or group. After exploring Belfast's Cathedral and Titanic Quarters we park up at Bryson LaganSports' fantastic River's Edge Complex. Over coffee, in the spectacular Boardroom which looks across the River Lagan to the Belfast Hills, you are introduced to your instructor and receive a safety talk and kit in preparation for the next stage of your adventure. Prior experience is not necessary.

A range of water craft is available including dragonboats, bellboats, canoes and kayaks. Your instructor will select the most appropriate boat for your trip along this beautiful stretch of river. You will acquire new skills and enjoy a completely different view of the City. After an hour or so on the water you return and cycle back through Belfast City Centre to Norm's Bikes.

Nb. This tour is booked by arrangement only and depends on a minimum number of 8 people - to book email gary@belfastcitybiketours.com or Tel: 07980 816 057

Hilden Brewery Bike and Brew Bike Tour

This is one of our favourite tours involving a slightly longer cycle which explores Belfast's Cathedral and Titanic Quarters before joining the beautiful River Lagan Towpath to meander along through the stunning Lagan Valley Regional Park to the award winning Hilden Brewing Company - the oldest independent brewery in Ireland. On route we stop for coffee at the picturesque Lockkeeper's Inn near Shaw's Bridge. At Hilden a short tour of the brewery is provided with crafted beer samples and scrumptious lunch - included as part of the overall experience and tour price. Most people then return to Belfast via the nearby train station. This tour is popular with hens and stags and connoisseurs of finely crafted beers - it is a beautiful cycle with an enjoyable finish!

Nb. This tour is booked by arrangement and dependent on minimum numbers - to book email info@belfastcitybiketours.com or Tel: 07780 496 969

Bike Hire and Rental

We offer a range of bikes for hire including City Cruisers, hybrid tourers and hi-spec road bikes - all of which are checked by a qualified mechanic before leaving our bikeshop. We can advise on routes, distances, terrain and accommodation across the island. We supply you with a basic repair kit and hire bike touring equipment such as panniers and pedometers at a modest additional cost.