With two of the greatest cyclists of the modern generation, Peter Kennaugh and Mark Cavendish cutting their teeth on the Manx roads, the Isle of Man is rapidly gaining a great reputation as a location for cycling, both on and off-road.
With a range of cycle hire shops covering the Island you will be sure of getting the right bike for your holiday. Perhaps you want to have a more relaxing day, cycling along Douglas Promenade and making the most of the smooth flat length of the sea-front to enjoy the sea air.
Alternatively you can explore the Island alone, heading out along established trails and cycle tracks. Along these clearly marked routes you will see signs for local points of interest and wildlife. There are also off-road tracks if you prefer something a little more challenging.
When you hire your bike it may be that you do not want to ride to the place you want to cycle around. To help you make the most of your trip, most official cycling routes start and finish near the railway routes. Bikes are (subject to space and a small charge) allowed on both the steam and electric railways, meaning you can make the most of the day, combining 2 distinct and interesting forms of transport during your trip