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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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Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails, Belfast

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

The Carleton Trail, Dungannon

Why not take a driving/walking tour along the scenic Carleton Trail, sign posted throughout the Clogher Valley, with many interesting heritage sites along the way. Carleton’s Cottage also features on the newly launched Clogher Valley. ?

Claudy Country Park,

The park is sign-posted on the Cumber Road (B49), just outside the village of Claudy. The route follows the surfaced trails through the former grounds of Cumber House. A good firm surface stretches for a mile along rivers and through woodland.

Larne to Brown’s Bay,

Cross Larne Lough in a 30 foot ferry boat and cycle 2 miles to sandy Brown's Bay Beach. In a very short space of time you will be in a delightfully quiet and unspoiled part of Northern Ireland.

Belfast Lough,

A flat section of National Cycle Network along the shoreline of Belfast Lough taking in views of a truely historic shipyard.

Tollymore Mountain Bike Skills Course,

A purpose designed skills course, which has been designed to allow bikers to develop their biking skills on a wide range of features.

Newcastle Beach and Murlough Beach are very popular attractions found nearby.

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