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Cycling Routes (Mournes)

Discover stunning views, and the beauty of the landscape on a bike. There are many cycle routes for all abilities and tours available in the area.

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The Mourne Mountains, Newcastle

Start at the northern side of the resort of Newcastle and cycle along the A50 towards the market town of Castlewellan. Before Castlewellan, turn left onto Tollymore Road and then right onto Middle Tollymore Road.

Outdoor Ireland North, Newcastle

Outdoor Ireland North, with owner operated former lecturer Loretto specializes in small group guided mountain walking, lowland guided rambles in the countryside, guided cycling tours on quiet rural roads and Blue Badge guided tours. Enjoy your holiday in Ireland with the assistance of a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

Newry Canal Way,

Quiet, easy route mostly on the canal side path

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

Legananny Cycle Route,

This is an interesting circular cycle route between Finnis and Castlewellan, passing through some very pleasant countryside with spectacular views of the Mourne Mountains


Riverside cycling and panoramic mountain views on this scenic circular route.

Newcastle /Lough Island Reavy Route,

Circular route with spectacular scenery in the Mournes

The Cranfield / Greencastle Route,

A gentle cycle mainly on the flat taking in an award winning Cranfield Beach (Blue Flag), an Anglo-Norman Castle, the ruins of a Norman Church, an Old Irish Ferry Pier and other interesting Points of Interest.

Head Road Route,

This is a spectacular cycle route beneath the High Mournes.

Rostrevor Cycle Route,

This is an interesting circular route between the villages of Rostrevor and Hilltown, passing through pleasant countryside with dramatic views of Rostrevor, the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough.

Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay

Newry Canal Towpath,

This cycle and walking route from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Tow Hall in Newry is a 20 mile trip on part of route 9 of the National Cycle Network. The route follows the towpath on the western bank of the Newry Canal.

Slieve Croob Cycle Route,

A route that offers stunning views of the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob Mountains

Kilkeel Cycle Route,

A 28 mile cycle route exploring the South East corner of the Country. The route passes Carlingford Lough and Silent Valley Reservoir. Some hilly sections but your efforts are certainly rewarded with the views that this route offers.

Ride The Mournes,

Ride the Mournes is Northern Ireland's premier mountain biking company.

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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