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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 - 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

Share Discovery Village,

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

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Newcastle

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is Sport Northern Ireland's National Outdoor Centre.

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 ...

Four Elements Adventure,

Four Elements Adventure is the North West's premier outdoor adventure provider.

We specialise in Team Building with schools, youth groups and businesses, but also deliver customised adventure breaks and NGB courses to ...

Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, Newry

The forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive to panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also an Information area and cafe.

Winterfell Tours, 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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