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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

2013 has seen a massive growth in mountain biking in Northern Ireland with the launch of 4 new trail centres, Davagh Forest Trails in mid April, Barnett Demesne Trail and Jumps Park in late April and both Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails & Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails in May. 

How To Get Started

Head over to MountainBikeNI.com - Get Started for all the info you require to hit the trails
The launch of loads of new trail centres has made mountain biking in Northern Ireland very accessible - simply choose your trail, hire a bike and away you go.

Is It Easy?

Mountain bike trails are graded by difficulty, allowing riders to choose which trail is most suited to their own ability - ranging from green/easy to orange/extreme.  For those who know how to cycle mountain biking is a relatively easy sport to take up. However a good level of fitness is a must, as well as lots of determination to get up those hills and bravery coming down the steep slopes.  If you book a session with an activity provider, you will be supplied with all the necessary equipment and gain a useful insight into the techniques used in order to get the most from the sport.

Is It Expensive?

Basic mountain bikes can be purchased from as little as £300. You should always wear a helmet and gloves.

Just Some Ideas

Life Adventure Centre,

The Mourne Region offers a stunning setting and cycling destination with its famous mountains, golden beaches, enchanting forests and quaint villages.
Nestled amidst the foothills of the Mourne Mountains within minutes from the bustling market ...

The Jungle NI,

The Jungle NI is an innovative and award-winning outdoor adventure provider.

Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails, Belfast

On the outskirts of Belfast, Barnett Demesne boasts mountain biking trails to suit all ages and abilities.

Blessingbourne Mountain Bike Trails and Pump Track, Fivemiletown

This 6km blue trail flows superbly around the estate with some more technical red loops splitting off at various sections.

East Coast Adventure Centre, Rostrevor, 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 ...

Clearsky Adventure Centre, Strangford, Downpatrick

Newcastle and Castlewellan Bike Hire

We have a wide range of bikes available for hire. Mountain bikes, electric e-bikes, tandem bicycles, kids bicycles. You name it, we should have it.

Free delivery and shuttle bus service.

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