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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

Slieve Croob Cycle Route,

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

Gullion Adventures, Killeavy, Newry

We are a new company but we have over 15yrs of experience of providing outdoor pursuits activities to all kinds of groups from hen's, stag's, youth and corporate we will always do our best to facilitate the needs of the group.

Our staff are ...

Through Dromara’s Foothills, Dromara, Dromore

Starting and finishing in Dromara the hills aren’t very far away and will challenge even experienced cyclists.

Maze, Moira and Maghaberry, Lisburn

Following quiet roads this ride heads west towards Moira then steady climbing to Maghaberry. Some steep descents with sharp bends before returning to Lisburn on the Lagan Towpath. Also includes a short section with busy fast-moving traffic

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Bryansford, Newcastle

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is Sport Northern Ireland's National Outdoor Centre.

Loughshore Trail,

A fully signposted bi-directional 113 mile cycle route that encircles Lough Neagh

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