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Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails

Shore Road, Rostrevor, County Down, BT34 3AA
Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trail

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On the shores of Carlingford lough, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails offer some challening mountain biking where 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, or the official trail head provider Bike Mourne offer mountain bike hire along with the resources and support services, including mountain bike uplifts so you can get to the top quickly for your next giant adventure.


Red Trail

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. 

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.


Black Trail

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.

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  • Cafe - Synge & Byrne Cafe located adjacent to the Trailhead Centre, Reception, the playpark and the main car park.

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

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Road Directions

Getting to the start: Located just over 40 miles from Belfast, 75 miles from Dublin, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails can be found on the Shore Road between Rostrevor and Kilkeel.  Set the sat nav for Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor.

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