The Isle of Man is the perfect destination for a cycling trip, with enough testing terrain to challenge even the most serious cyclists and plenty of quiet lanes roads for sightseers and families who want to take it at their own pace.
Despite the Island’s size, the scenery is extremely diverse with wonderful coastal roads, scenic country lanes and sweeping glens to discover.
With a wide variety of high quality accommodation and places to eat and drink, excellent hire and repair services and a friendly, thriving local cycling community, the Isle of Man is a brilliant all-round cycling destination.
There are a number of annual cycling events to take part in, including Cyclefest which takes place in May. Based in the north of the Island, the spectacular Milntown Estate is your hub for three days of epic challenges and cycle-based fun. With events for all types of cyclists - both young and old - it’s a festival not to be missed.
For inspiration on the best routes to take your bike, search our routes and download the guide or take a look at all trails detailed in our cycling guide or mountain bike guide. Both guides are designed to give you a great experience when out on your wheels, but also to introduce you to some of the Island’s most stunning landscapes and interesting places worth exploring. It may even motivate you to unfold the map and discover further trails of your own.
The guides contain plenty of general information and ideas to help you plan and make the most of your trip to the Island – including the iconic landmarks and heritage sites not to be missed. It is particularly useful if you’re a first-time visitor.
After a rewarding day in the saddle comes the best bit - a well-earned pint and a pie in one of the Island’s historic pubs.