Just wondering if you are planning to drive The Causeway Coastal Route or intending to go by motorway and dual carriageway from Belfast to The Giant’s Causeway on the north coast of Ireland. The latter route is quicker, but the former route is stunningly beautiful. It hugs the coast from Belfast, all the way to Derry-Londonderry, linking quaint sea-side villages and towns, deep river valleys, ruined castles, cliffs, sandy beaches and much more.
Central in The Causeway Coastal Route lies The Giant’s Causeway with its amazing hexagonal stones and columns, backed on land by sculpted cliffs and headlands, with views inland, along the coast and towards Donegal, and on a clear day over to Scotland. Nearby are Carrick-a rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. See a summary of attractions along the route by clicking on the following link. https://www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/150666-CCG_NI-Map_Online-version-03.pdf
As a motor-cyclist, you might be interested in attraction 15 on the map above, namely The Joey and Robert Dunlop Memorial Gardens in Ballymoney. Motor-bikes and road racing are in the blood of this local family, with the next generation Michael and William Dunlop continuing where their father Robert left off. You too could ride the triangular route of the famous North West 200 motor-cycle race linking Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush! This race has been running since 1929.
As you plan for a longer trip next year, please feel free to get in touch with us in Coleraine Visitor Information Centre if you need assistance.
All the best with your trips,