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On the shores of Carlingford lough, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails offer some challenging and rewarding mountain biking, giving your whole body and mind a complete workout. Efforts are rewarded with increadible coastal views and views of Rostrevor Forest in Kilbroney Park, all just minutes away from the village of Rostrevor.
You can explore the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails on a self-guided exploration. The official trailhead provider Bike Mourne offers mountain bike hire along with the resources, advice and support services, including mountain bike uplifts so you can get to the top quickly to begin your next giant adventure.
Cycling in Rostrevor
Looking for a giant cycling adventure with your family? Impress your party and hire bikes (we reccommend adults try out electric bikes) onsite from Bike Mourne. Starting from the trailhead (in the main car park), the Bike Mourne crew member will guide you on what route(s) to follow so you can loop back to where you started, depending on levels of fitness and time required. Following your cycle, take a walk through Kilbroney Park, right into Rostrevor Village and explore what's on offer ... from ice cream to sitting in a beautifully refurbished 18th century building which is Rostrevor Inn . Make sure to call with Belinda at Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs for evenmore ideas of what to do, recommendations of where to go and pick up some souvenirs, definitely something there to suit everyone.
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Believed to be the top spot for mountain biking in Ireland, the 27km red trail will start off with a lung-busting ascent to the heights of Slievemartin, where you can rest assured if the climb hasn’t taken your breath away, the fabulous views over Carlingford Lough will take care of this for you. Pause for a moment at Kodak Corner and take in the view - one to take your breath away.
You will then be able to enjoy a number of exciting descents and section of northshore over to Yellow Water where the trail turns back and follows the Kilbroney Valley back to the trailhead.
Red trails are more suited to proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills.
The 19km black trail follows the same route as the red trail to the summit of Slievemartin and around Slievebane before splitting off at Rostrevor Forest.
This trail then navigates a heart-racing section of technical singletrack to meet the return route along Kilbroney Valley back to the trailhead. This is a challenging route only suitable for experienced mountain bikers.
The 'Mega Mission' downhill trail has been designed to put the fun factor right off the richter scale! Starting on the southern slopes of Slievebane, this lightning quick Downhill route will push your bike handling skills right to the limit.
Big jumps, big berms with secret booters wait around every corner.
On the Pulse, another downhill trail is highly technical and complements its natural surroundings.
Big boulder fields, drop offs and the odd gap jump if you can find the speed will challenge the racers amongst us.
Black Trails are more suited to expert mountain bike users, used to physically demanding routes. Quality off-road mountain bikes.
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- Cafe - Synge & Byrne Cafe located adjacent to the Trailhead Centre, Reception, the playpark and the main car park.
- Cycle hire
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)