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Electric Picnic - Experience AND 2024

Strangford Lough Activity Centre, 40 Whiterock Road, Sketrick Island, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6HQ
Electric Bike Tour with Strangford Lough Activity Centre in Whiterock


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme.


This experience is a Guided Electric Bike Tour around the shoreline of stunning Strangford Lough, with an artisan picnic.

Take a guided bike tour on Strangford Lough Activity Centre's brand-new fleet of E Bikes. Leaving from their base on Sketrick Island, near Whiterock, explore the back roads with guided commentary throughout. Knowledgeable guides will put you at ease before setting off on a two-hour tour. 

With stunning views over the drumlin islands, castles and monastic sites there will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout. Hear the history, get the wind in your hair and enjoy an adventure without breaking sweat!

Wheel your way through the myriad of country roads and over the hills with ease on our top of the range E Bikes safe in the knowledge that our guides will show you the way and keep you safe.

Heading North towards Comber taking a detour to explore Nendrum Monastic site, you will enjoy an artisan picnic with an idyllic vantage point over the whole lough. Learn about the smugglers of Strangford Lough - Daft Eddie and the Merry Hearts of Down. Hear how the monks worked the land in a bygone era and how the Viking raids changed the landscape and place names in the area.

The tour offers potential stops along the way to include unique providers in the area. 

Things to note
Age 16+ years. 

The E bikes are electric assisted and whilst manageable by all abilities and ages, 
participants must have the ability to ride a bicycle. There are a range of sizes and styles to choose from, Strangford Lough Activity Centre will help to get you something to suit.

Meet 15m prior, at 9.45am
No concessions

Tickets close one day before

Dietary requirements
Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets.
It is the responsibility of the ticketholder to inform a member of staff at the host venue about food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements. 
This must be done 72 hours before the experience by contacting Rory:

Getting there

By Car: From Belfast take the A23 towards Ballygowan.  Continue straight onto the Moss Road/ Ballydunden Road.  Follow the A22 towards Killinchy and the Whiterock Road.  At the end of the Whiterock road turn left onto Whiterock Bay.  Continue along Whiterock Bay until approaching bridge on the right.  Follow the bridge to Sketrick Island, destination on the left.

Parking is beside or in front of the Castle. Leave the tepee village to your right and walk up a gentle slope towards a green cabin. You will see the stockade and our boat to your left.

Roadside parking is available at Whiterock, this is limited so please leave plenty of time for your journey and arrival.

By Bus: See Translink NI website for bus departure and arrival times.

Accessibility should be discussed directly with Rory Strangford Lough Activity Centre 07909 721 898 before booking.                                                                     

Where practicable providers within the Experience Programme will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. With such a diverse range of activities, operated by a number of providers, it is necessary for this to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.


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10am - 12noon. Meet 9.45am (19 May 2024)

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