Cycling and mountain biking is, without doubt, one of the more popular activities you can take part in during your visit to the Isle of Man.
With beautiful on and off-road routes around the Island you will get the chance to see areas hidden away from car drivers and really experience the Manx countryside during your holiday. If you want to bring your own bike over you can do so when you travel to the Island by ferry. Alternatively you can rent a bike from one of the local shops for a few days when you arrive.
When it comes to cycling and mountain biking, the Isle of Man is more than just a fun place to "go for a ride" during your holiday. There are multiple events over the year offering distinct and unique challenges.
The Isle of Man Cyclefest, sponsored by Isle of Man bank, offers a range of events and activities for cyclists and their families. For the more competitive among you there are international level events you can build a holiday around.
The Manx Telecom End to End Challenge tops many mountain bikers to-do lists as Europe's biggest single day event. With 1500 metres of climbs and a 75 kilometre distance this is no race for the faint hearted.
For people traveling alone, looking for a fitness challenge during a short break, or for families who enjoy making cycling and seeing unique sites part of a longer visit, the Isle of Man will fill your holiday with plenty of cycling fun.