ENJOY THIS CYCLIST'S PARADISE
The Isle of Man’s beautifully diverse countryside provides the perfect cycling destination for all ages and abilities, from off-road mountain biking to road cycling.
By travelling with us, your journey across with your bicycle is made easy. Simply ride on board and then relax in one of our lounges whilst enjoying the crossing. Not only is it simple, it is also great value as you can bring your bicycle for free.
ON THE ROAD
On the road, the terrain ranges from the flat north to the spectacular TT Mountain Circuit which not only tests motorcyclists each year, but is the ideal training ground for cyclists, providing a thrilling mix of winding country lanes, steep climbs, and breath-taking descents.
If you are looking for some inspiration, this guide outlines the Island’s popular and iconic ‘Raad Daawheeyl’ coastal cycling route. At over 90 miles, it is a demanding but rewarding route which provides the opportunity to cycle around a complete nation. Challenge yourself with the full route or choose one of the three shorter routes for a less strenuous but no less extraordinary ride.
The Isle of Man has a long tradition of producing fine cyclists, such as current aces Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh, and you only need to look at the beautiful Manx countryside to see how that has happened.
Cycling is on such a roll around the British Isles, with recent back-to-back Tour de France winners and medals galore at the London Olympic Games. Leading the charge are Cavendish, former World Road Race Champion and winner of 30 Tour de France stages (second in the all-time list), and Kennaugh, Olympic gold medalist and former British Road Race Champion, who both plied their trade as youngsters on the Island’s roads.
But you don’t have to be an Olympic champion or Tour de France yellow jersey winner to enjoy what the Island has to offer. Whatever your preference, one thing is for sure – the Isle of Man is an ideal destination for anyone who loves cycling.
Perhaps you like your two-wheel action off road? There are several clearly marked green lanes where you can adventure into the hills to see even more of the Island, and you can join guided tours of these trails with a local expert if you prefer. There are miles and miles of coastal paths, forest trails, old railway tracks and trails purpose-built for mountain biking – all showcasing the Manx countryside in all its splendour.
If you are planning a dirt bike trip to the Island, it’s important that you check in advance which routes are open and, if possible, get in touch with one of the local clubs and see if you can join an organised ride.
Every year the event takes place around the weekend of the Summer Solstice. The format of the event is simple, ride for as long as you possibly can clocking up the most number of laps of the 5km off-road course!
Take in the entire coastline of the Isle of Man in just one day, a 100-mile course visiting as many lighthouses as the route allows.
Starting and finishing at the idyllic Mooragh Park in Ramsey the Gran Fondo Isle of Man comprises of four separate cycling challenges. Featuring extensive closed road riding experiences for all ages and abilities.
Manx MTB's flagship event of the year, the 2-day enduro is both testing and fun! Whether you want to do one day or two, all are welcome.
Manx 100 is an annual ultra-marathon mountain bike event held on the Isle of Man. The event is run as a single lap loop taking advantage of the best single tracks that the Isle of Man has to offer.
A 75-kilometre route from north to south across a mix of moorland paths and forest tracks.
Start and finish in the pit lane of the famous TT course, tackling one, two or three laps of the 37.7 mile circuit.
SAIL WITH US
Sail with us and bring your bicycle free of charge as a foot passenger or perhaps load your bicycle in your car with everything else you need and take advantage of one of our great Car Offers. You could also enjoy a family cycling holiday, and take advantage of our Summer Kids Go Free offer and the family’s bicycles can travel with you for free as well.