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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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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.

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.

Tobar Mhuire Heritage Cycling Trail, Crossgar, Downpatrick

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

Omagh Riverside Path to Gortnagarn,

This 5.5 mile flat cycle route samples part of National Cycle Network 92 and takes in some of Tyrone's most tranquil scenery.

Woodland Trail at Castle Ward,

Secret woodland trails and views over Strangford Lough

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