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Cycling

Cycling is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Northern Ireland. Cycling your way through the country is one of the best ways to take in its beauty, attractions and places that others don’t get to see.
There are plenty of options - you can chose off-road family cycling trails or on-road routes. Whichever you choose you will rewarded with incredible views of vast and varied landscapes, from dramatic coasts to patchwork fields that blanket the rolling hills.

How to get started
It's simple! Get a bike, a helmet and get out there and go for it!Many people choose to leisurely cycle as and when they please. However for those who enjoy cycling with others or are looking for a greater challenge and are interested in competitive road cycling, the best option is to join a local cycling club.

Is it easy?
As the majority of us already know how to cycle, it's only a matter of checking out the best routes and places to go. Check out www.cycleni.com for a full list of on and off-road routes in Northern Ireland.
For less experienced cyclists or for those who are exploring a new area for the first time, activity operators offer guided tours along designated cycle routes enabling you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. Bicycle hire is often included in these tours.

Is it expensive?
Bicycles range in price enormously and some specialised mountain bikes can cost up to several thousand pounds. However you can pick up good second hand bikes from around £50. Helmets are essential and range from £20 upwards.

Just Some Ideas

Ballymoney Cycle Route,

A route linking the bustling market town of Ballymoney to the moorlands of North Antrim.

North West Trail,

The North West of Ireland is byword for hospitality, dramatic coastlines and unspoilt natural beauty… this trail captures it all

Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay

Musgrave Park,

This route explores attractive parkland with beautiful floral displays.

Ballyshannon to Larne,

It's one of the best coastal routes you're ever likely to ride, stretching from Ballyshannon's Atlantic Coast through L'derry.

Knockchree Cycle Route,

A beautiful circular cycle route between Kilkeel and Attical, passing through some lovely countryside with dramatic view of the Mourne Mountains.

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