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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

Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails, Belfast

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

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Bryansford, Newcastle

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

Ganaway Activity Centre, Millisle, Newtownards

Ganaway is situated on a 13 acre site just outside the village of Ballywhiskin and is an excellent position to facilitate a wide range of outdoor activities.

Selected as one of 27 centres in Northern Ireland as a London 2012 Olympic Games ...

Four Elements Adventure Training, Irvinestown, Enniskillen

Four Elements Adventure specialises in training and consultancy for Outdoor Adventure Activities.

We prepare people to take groups into the outdoor environment safely both commercially and for leisure.

We focus on outdoor instructor ...

Electric Bikes at Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan

Go further with our top of the range Electric Bikes and explore more of what Northern Ireland has to offer. Take in city streets, country roads, mountain tracks and forest trails .. our journeys start where others end.

The Jungle NI, Moneymore, Magherafelt

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

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