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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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Gosford Forest Park,

Not only a fantastic cycle trail but a wonderful forest filled with incredible flora and fauna. The trail combines forest roads with two short sections of single track. The trail is suitable for cyclists with basic off-road cycling skills.

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.

Antrim to Randalstown,

This route takes in a small section of the Loughshore Trail (NCN Route 94) from Antrim to Randalstown with views of a spectacular railway viaduct, the River Maine and the ajoining parklands of Shanes Castle.

Castle to Castle,

It's only 3 miles there and back… but what a 3 miles! An ancient castle, museums, a fantastic playpark and a neo-classical mans

Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails, Belfast

On the outskirts of Belfast, Barnett Demesne boasts mountain biking trails to suit all ages and abilities.

Dungannon Park,

This traffic-free route is great for a family ride with young children. Dungannon Park, on the edge of Dungannon, is a beautifully kept area with a trout-fishing lake and lots of activities, and is wonderful for exploring by bike.

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