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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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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.

Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails,

The Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails boast flowing singletrack and incredible views of the Mourne Mountains.

Ballycarton Wood/Binevenagh trail,

A short linear route from Ballycarton Wood, along the forest track through Binevenagh Forest. Undulating track offers great views of the cliffs and glimpses of Lough Foyle, Magilligan and Benone Strand.

Downhill Beach also lies in the area.

Musgrave Park,

This route explores attractive parkland with beautiful floral displays.

Comber Greenway, Belfast

The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network which follows the old Belfast - Comber Railway line.

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

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