With over 100km of purpose-built trails across 3 outstanding national mountain bike trail centres each within 90 minutes drive, Northern Ireland is an ideal location for mountain biking holidays in the UK and Ireland.
Choose your Trails
Northern Ireland offers a wide range of mountain bike trails and facilities geared up for everyone from young families and absolute beginners right through to super fit cross-country racers or adrenaline junkies looking for some of the most extreme downhill trails.
Both the Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails and the Davagh Forest Trails offer a range of routes from Green (Easy) through to Red (Difficult). The Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails boast some of the most challenging (Red & Black) yet rewarding mountain bike trails in Ireland. Click here for a full breakdown of our Trail Grade Specifications.
Choose your MTB-Friendly Accommodation
We know that when you're planning your mountain bike holiday in Northern Ireland, it is good to have a few local recommendations of accommodation providers who fully understand your wants and needs as a mountain biker. As such, we have put together a list of MTB-Friendly Accommodation Providers near each of Northern Ireland's national mountain bike trail centres.
Where to Eat & Drink
Mountain bike holidays are more than just the trails, they're about the craic in the evenings and mixing it with the locals. Mountain bikers want to experience authenticity on their mountain bike holiday in Northern Ireland so we have compiled a list of MTB-Friendly places to eat and drink near each of Northern Ireland new national mountain bike trail centres.
Getting to Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's national mountain bike trail centres are all under two hour's drive from both ferry terminals in Belfast and Larne and with first-class ferry connections from Scotland, England and the Isle of Man, this is a great way to travel for your next mountain bike holiday in Northern Ireland. There are also regular sailings to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in the Republic of Ireland. Check out our Ferry Travel Deals for the latest offers.