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Cycling

Cycling is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Northern Ireland. Cycling your way through the country is one of the best ways to take in its beauty, attractions and places that others don’t get to see.
There are plenty of options - you can chose off-road family cycling trails or on-road routes. Whichever you choose you will rewarded with incredible views of vast and varied landscapes, from dramatic coasts to patchwork fields that blanket the rolling hills.

How to get started
It's simple! Get a bike, a helmet and get out there and go for it!Many people choose to leisurely cycle as and when they please. However for those who enjoy cycling with others or are looking for a greater challenge and are interested in competitive road cycling, the best option is to join a local cycling club.

Is it easy?
As the majority of us already know how to cycle, it's only a matter of checking out the best routes and places to go. Check out www.cycleni.com for a full list of on and off-road routes in Northern Ireland.
For less experienced cyclists or for those who are exploring a new area for the first time, activity operators offer guided tours along designated cycle routes enabling you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. Bicycle hire is often included in these tours.

Is it expensive?
Bicycles range in price enormously and some specialised mountain bikes can cost up to several thousand pounds. However you can pick up good second hand bikes from around £50. Helmets are essential and range from £20 upwards.

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Share Discovery Village,

Established in 1981, the largest activity centre in Ireland, welcomes over 10,000 visitors annually.

By The Broadwater and Sandy Bay, Moira, Craigavon

This ride links the former Lagan Canal to Lough Neagh then returns following part of the route of the former Antrim to Lisburn railway line between Glenavy and Upper Ballinderry

Game of Thrones Tour – Filming Locations Cycle Tours @Winterfell Castle, Strangford, Downpatrick

Winterfell Castle & Demesne, located just 40 minutes from Belfast, was used extensively for the filming of George R. R. Martin's epic adaption of his Game of Thrones® novels.

Bann Valley Cycle Route,

Country roads and gently undulating farmland in the Bann Valley

Gullion Adventures, Killeavy, Newry

We are a new company but we have over 15yrs of experience of providing outdoor pursuits activities to all kinds of groups from hen's, stag's, youth and corporate we will always do our best to facilitate the needs of the group.

Our staff are ...

East Coast Adventure Centre, Warrenpoint, Newry

With our mountain centre nestled just outside the village of Rostrevor, our water sports centres on the shores of Carlingford Lough in Warrenpoint, our Mountain Bike Hire and Uplift service located at the Rostrevor MTB Trails in Kilbroney Forest ...

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