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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.

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.

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.

Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay


Crom is one of Ireland's most important Nature Conservation areas, home to many rare species, including the elusive pine marten.

Bunkers Hill Cycle & Play Trail, Castlewellan

A family cycling trail with commanding views over Castlewellan and beyond.

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