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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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Rostrevor Cycle Route,

This is an interesting circular route between the villages of Rostrevor and Hilltown, passing through pleasant countryside with dramatic views of Rostrevor, the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough.

Gullion Adventures,

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 ...

Head Road Route,

This is a spectacular cycle route beneath the High Mournes.

The Cranfield / Greencastle Route,

A gentle cycle mainly on the flat taking in an award winning Cranfield Beach (Blue Flag), an Anglo-Norman Castle, the ruins of a Norman Church, an Old Irish Ferry Pier and other interesting Points of Interest.

Summit Mountain Biking - Mountain Bike Guiding, Skills, Coaching,

Catering for all levels of cyclists, both road and off road, Summit Mountain Biking’s experienced and qualified leaders will help you get the most out of this exciting activity.

From the daily commuter to novice trying off-road cycling for the ...

Comber Greenway, Belfast

The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network which follows the old Belfast to Comber Railway line.

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