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Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails

On the shores of Carlingford Lough, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails offer some challenging mountain biking where efforts are rewarded with incredible coastal views and exhilarating singletrack descents.

With a mouth watering 27km red trail and a hair raising 19km black trail Rostrevor is believed by many to be the top spot for mountain biking in Ireland.

When you add not just one but two purpose-built downhill trails to the mix, there’s no denying it… Rostrevor is a mountain bikers’ haven!

County

Down

Nearest Town

Rostrevor

Route Type

Forest

AONB

Mournes

Grid Ref (Start)

J156191

Distance

30miles

OS Map

29

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

Off Public road

Grid Ref (End)

J156191

terrain

Purpose built mountain bike trails.

route description

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. 

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.

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.

getting to the start

Located approximately 46 miles from Belfast, 75 miles from Dublin, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails can be found on the Shore Road between Rostrevor and Kilkeel. The trailhead is only half a mile outside Rostrevor village; signposted Rostrevor Forest/Kilbroney Park. TRAILHEAD POST CODE: BT34 3AA

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facilities

Uplift service, bike hire, cafe, showers, car parking, toilets, bike wash.

information for People with a Disability

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available publications

Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trail Card.

Order at http://www.mountainbikeni.com/trail-cards/

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