Belfast Mic n Bike
Enjoy a unique guided cycle tour exploring the historic Titanic and Cathedral Quarters and city centre of Belfast. Over the 2 hours of gentle cycling you will learn how Belfast grew from a small 17th century settlement into a powerhouse of the British Empire by the beginning of the 20th century. On route, your guide will also tell the fascinating story of Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage and political upheavals, stopping at Titanic’s Dock and Pump House and the Harbour Office. At Belfast Mic n Bike, they have the mic (using a radio system) you bring the bike (your own or hired).
The Belfast Mic n Bike guided cycle tour will take you on an 11km 2 hour journey through history where you will discover Belfast's unique and fascinating maritime and industrial heritage and some of the political upheavals that shaped the modern city.
Tour runs 11am and 2pm, Tuesday - Sunday during April - October.
For the first hour cycle around the historic Titanic Quarter and Clarendon Dock, exploring some of the remaining maritime infrastructure including the dry docks, Pump House and gantry cranes that were used to build over 1,500 ships (including Titanic) and ensure Belfast's place as an international centre of ship building over 100 years ago.
The second hour of the tour explores Belfast’s growth from the early settlement around High Street, the impact of the English Civil Wars and William III’s brief stay in the city. This will include a look at the failed 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion in Belfast and its legacy.
The tour proceeds into the heart of the Cathedral Quarter where you will stop at the Commercial Court murals where you can see Belfast's black humour displayed on the numerous murals covering everything from Van Morrison to Game of Thrones.
It's then on towards the city centre where the wealth created through the linen industry is evident in the opulent Victorian architecture, the finest example being Belfast City Hall. Then cut through the original site of Belfast Castle and back on to High Street, finishing at Custom House Square.
Using a state-of-the-art wireless system, you will have a small receiver unit and a single ear piece, which enables your friendly and informative guide to give you a commentary as you cycle.
The system is used responsibly and, though very useful for providing a commentary and highlighting areas of interest, your guide can also inform you of the route ahead and of parts of the route where caution should be exercised.
With Belfast Mic n Bike you provide the bike, either your own or hired, and they have the mic plus helmet and hi-vis vests.
- Titanic Slipways
- Titanic Studios (where Game of Thrones is filmed)
- Titanic's Dock and Pump House
- Samson and Goliath gantry cranes
- SS Nomadic (Titanic's tender ship)
- Clarendon Dock and Harbour Office
- High Street and Bridge Street and United Irishmen
- Commercial Court cultural murals
- Belfast City Hall grounds
- Albert Clock (Belfast's leaning tower)
- Custom House.
Book online or in person at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (9 Donegall Square North, opposite Belfast City Hall).