Whether you want to rent a bike and do your own exploring or sign up for a cycling tour of County Derry and County Donegal, An Mointean Rent-a-Bike and Cycle Tours, 245 Lone Moor Rd., Derry (tel. 028/7128-7128), offers excellent service. Rental of mountain or touring bikes costs from about £15 a day, £50 a week. Package tours with bed-and-breakfast included are also available.


The Foyle System of rivers makes this a promising area for snagging brown and sea trout (Apr to early July and Sept) and a variety of salmon (Mar-Sept). In addition, there is a stocked lake at Glenowen. Call Glenowen Fisheries Co-operative (tel. 028/7137-1544) for bookings. You can outfit yourself and get useful information at Rod and Line, 1 Clarendon St., Derry (tel. 028/7126-2877). If you're looking for an experienced local ghillie (guide) or boatman, contact Glenowen Fisheries Co-operative (tel. 028/7137-1544), or the Faughan Angler's Association, 26a Carlisle Rd., Derry (tel. 028/7126-7781). For a game-fishing rod license (currently £15 per season), contact the Loughs Agency, 22 Victoria Rd., Derry (tel. 028/7134-2100;


Derry has two 18-hole parkland courses: the City of Derry Golf Club, 49 Victoria Rd. (tel. 028/7134-6369;, with greens fees of £30 weekdays, £40 weekends; and the very inexpensive Foyle International Golf Centre, 12 Alder Rd., Derry (tel. 028/7135-2222;, which charges greens fees of £17 weekdays, £20 weekends. It is always best to phone ahead.

Horseback Riding

Ardmore Stables, 8 Rushall Rd., Ardmore (tel. 028/7134-5187 or 0778/482-4080;, offers lessons, trail rides, and pony trekking. Across the border, only 6.5km (4 miles) from Derry in County Donegal, Lenamore Stables, Muff, Inishowen (tel. 4077/938-4022;, also offers lessons and trekking, and has guest accommodations.


Just outside the city, off the main Derry-Belfast road, the Ness Woods have scenic walks, nature trails, and the North's highest waterfall.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.