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Short Routes

You don’t have to cycle for miles and miles to enjoy cycling in Northern Ireland.

Country parks, forest parks, tow paths and disused railways are home to short cycle routes under 10 miles.  Many are traffic-free so therefore perfect for some family fun.

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Antrim Town Loop,

Antrim is a great town for cycling with opportunities to explore the National Cycle Network and other traffic free paths. An excellent circular route exists around the town with traffic-free waterside cycling and walking the main attraction.

Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails,

The Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails boast flowing singletrack and incredible views of the Mourne Mountains.

Woodland Trail at Castle Ward,

Secret woodland trails and views over Strangford Lough

Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay

Victoria Park,

Victoria park is an historic park, surrounded by modern infrastructure, and is an oasis for wildlife

Comber Greenway, Belfast

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

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