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Medium Routes

Medium cycle routes offer the perfect day ride. Ranging from 11 - 60 miles, they provide a great way to explore some of the more rural and picturesque areas of Northern Ireland. Take on the hills in the Mournes or the Sperrins or enjoy the sea air along the North Coast or Strangford Lough.

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Whiterock and Mahee Island,

This 27 mile route along the western shores of Strangford Lough and drumlin country rewards cyclists with some of the finest views of the Lough to be had by bicycle. This route is part of regional cycle route 20.

Birches & Maghery Trails,

These trails embrace the south-west shores of Lough Neagh linking Maghery Country Park and Peatlands Park, River Blackwater, River Bann and Lough Neagh.

To Lough Neagh and Back, Lisburn

A challenging ride in parts, which passes through the flatlands to the west of Lisburn to reach Lough Neagh then climbs the lower slopes of the Belfast Hills before descending sharply back into Lisburn.

The Bush,

Rural cycling on quiet country roads in the vicinity of the River Bush

Crossmaglen,

This challenging route twists and turns through the geologically intriguing Slieve Gullion area and past many small loughs and lakes which dominate the area close to the border with the Republic of Ireland

Ballyronan to Ardboe Cross,

Starting at Ballyronan Marina Centre and Caravan Park the route passes Kinturk Cultural Centre, the 300 year old Coyles Cottage, the Battery Harbour and the 10th Century Ardboe Cross.

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