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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.

Just Some Ideas

Tobar Mhuire Heritage Cycling Trail, Crossgar, Downpatrick

A beautiful cycle through the quiet woodlands of Tobar Mhuire Estate, perfect for families and small children.

Castle Archdale Family Cycling Trail,

Situated 15km north west of Enniskillen, this 6 mile cycle route weaves its way through 230 acres of mature forest situated on the shores of Lower Lough Erne, enabling the cyclist to explore over 1000 years of history.

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.

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

Castle to Castle,

It's only 3 miles there and back… but what a 3 miles! An ancient castle, museums, a fantastic playpark and a neo-classical mans

Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails, Belfast

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

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