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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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Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails,

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

Antrim to Randalstown,

This route takes in a small section of the Loughshore Trail (NCN Route 94) from Antrim to Randalstown with views of a spectacular railway viaduct, the River Maine and the ajoining parklands of Shanes Castle.

Gosford Forest Park,

Not only a fantastic cycle trail but a wonderful forest filled with incredible flora and fauna. The trail combines forest roads with two short sections of single track. The trail is suitable for cyclists with basic off-road cycling skills.

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.

Poets Trail : Ballykeel Loop,

Bask in the natural beauty of south Armagh, whilst learning about the Ulster Cultural Revival of the early nineteenth Century.

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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