Cycling on the country roads makes for a pleasant day out and the Ring of Gullion offers short and medium length routes up 31 miles long. Direct access to the Ring of Gullion is available from Newry via National Cycle Network Route 9 to Slieve Gullion. NCNR 9 is currently signed between Whiteabbey and Newry via Belfast, Lisburn, Craigavon, Portadown and Scarva and it is hoped it will eventually connect Belfast to Dublin.
There are monthly guided cycle tour on Newry Canal for free! Click here for more information.
You can hire a bicyle from Ring of Gullion Cycles, just click here to visit their website for more information and prices. there are lots of cycle routes available in slieve Gullion Forest Park on forest roads.
Off-road cycling is NOT permitted on Slieve Gullion. For information on MTB in Newry and Mourne check out Mountain Bike NI by clicking here.
The Giro d’Italia passed through the Ring of Gullion in May 2014, you can read about the Giro route from Dave Everett and Szymon Kotowski by visiting their blog by clicking here.
“It was one of those rare roads that seemed perfectly built for an evening playing on the bike.”