Walking & Cycling

The island truly is a delight for both walking and cycling enthusiasts, with options for all abilities and ages.

Walking: Whether you enjoy a gentle stroll or a challenging hike, there’s a range of footpaths and tracks for you to explore. There are a range of self-guided routes to add to your wishlist, whether a keen rambler, seeking a family-friendly trail or an avid hiker in search of a long-distance walk.

See the link below for the selection of self-guided routes offered by Visit Isle of Man which enable you to explore the best of the island, coast to coast.


There are also family trails with downloadable maps which are ideal for mini explorers!


Let’s not forget the ultimate walking challenge on the island, the Raad ny Foillan (“The Way of the Gull”) which is the island’s premier long-distance footpath. At almost 100 miles in length, it provides the perfect opportunity to walk around a complete nation! The route can be split into as many stages as walkers like, from a 4 day very strenuous challenge through to a more gently paced 12 day walk. Download the Raad ny Foillan Coastal Footpath Guide for more details.

As well as a variety of trails, active tracks and glens, the Isle of Man offers a series of guided walks for all interest, each accompanied by a qualified guide. See the link below for further information:-


Cycling: The Isle of Man is the perfect destination for a cycling trip, with enough testing terrain to challenge even the most serious of cyclists and plenty of quiet roads and off-road tracks for sightseers and families who want to take it at their own pace. If travelling by ferry, you can bring your own set of wheels with you, however it’s easy to hire locally too with a range of shops covering the island.

For inspiration, search the selection of routes and downloadable guides for both road cycling and mountain biking on the link below:-



Guided bike tours are also offered by several outlets around the island with details shown on the link below:-


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