The Mourne Foods Cycle Trail is Northern Ireland's first food tour by bike. It has been devised by the Enniskeen Country House hotel, in association with local food producers, to showcase the wonderful artisan food in the area and offer visitors an active way to explore a food trail
amongst breath-taking scenery.
The Trail offers visitors a self-guided tour by bicycle, with gentle cycling either downhill or on flat ground. Electric bikes are available too, so there are definitely no excuses! The routes are a mix of quiet rural roads and off road trails, so they are suitable for couples and small groups of friends looking for a novel way to spend a day or half day exploring.
Members of the Mourne Foods Cycle Trail include: Abernethy Butter Company, Murlough Farm free range eggs, Mourne Honey, Dundrum Bay Mussel and Osyter fishery, Pattersons Mourne Lamb Farm, Grahams Ice Cream, Cookie Jar bakery, Enniskeen Country House hotel and Newcastle Bike Hire Company.
With the Mourne Mountains as its backdrop, the Mourne Foods Cycle Trail pairs up gentle cycling, stunning scenery and simply delicious food! Visitors cycling the trail will get to visit local producers along the route and purchase some of their tasty foods as well as choose to stop off at some of the great local eateries. Cycle routes can be tailored to suit various fitness levels.
The cost to take part in the trail is £28 per person which includes hire of a quality bike with small pannier compartment for carrying foods, trail pack, and a complimentary shuttle bus service.
The Mourne Foods Cycle Trail is open daily from mid May 2013 and advance booking is essential.
For further information or to book call +44 (0)28 4372 3933 or visit http://enniskeenhotel.co.uk/MourneFoodsCycleTrail.html.
Read about our experience on the Mourne Foods Cycle Trail in our blog: Free Wheeling into 2013.