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Mountain Biking in Ballinastoe, Dublin, Ireland

Best Period:
All Year
Skill Level:
Advanced
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and it nestles at the mouth of the River Liffey. The climate here is classified as a maritime climate, usually with cool summers and mild winters. This vibrant city is noted as much for its Georgian buildings, museums, theaters and attractions, as for its leisure activities and adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

If you are a mountain bike lover, then you should come to the right place! Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Park offers 14 km/8.7 mi of purpose built mountain bike trails and accommodates the more adventurous mountain bikers.

Approximately 9 km/5.6 mi of the way-marked loop is single track with some narrow and steep sections. On these sections, the terrain is a mix of mud, rocks, roots, gravel and loose stones. Keep in mind that, it may become slippery in wet weather. In addition, the single track features loads of ups and downs, long climbs and tight turns that test your skills. The remaining 5 km/3.1 mi of the way-marked loop contains wide forest roads, where bikers should be very careful of other forest users.

This location is suitable for more experienced bikers of reasonable fitness. Finally, there are highly qualified instructors to help you with everything you need, in order to have an unforgettable experience.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Dublin
45.1km/28mi, 44mins
Head north on O'Connell Street Upper / Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach to Cathal Brugha Street / Sráid Chathail Brugha. Turn left on Parnell Street. Keep left to continue towards Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Turn left into Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Continue towards Capel Street Bridge. Continue towards Parliament Street / Sráid Na Parlaiminte. Turn right onto Lord Edward Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Take the 3rd left turn in Nicholas Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Slight left at Harold's Cross Road/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Turn right at Terenure Place/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the ramp to M50 Ó Dheas / Southbound. Enter the M50. Enter the M11. Continue along N11. Take the exit towards N11/R755 Áth Cliath / Dublin / An Tóchar / Roundwood / Gleann Dá Loch / Glendalough. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit towards R755. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on R755. Turn right onto the L1236. Turn left.
BY AIR
Dublin airport,
62.3km/38.7mi 45mins
BY TRAIN

Dublin is served by DART, which is a coastal train and it is also served by Luas, Dublin’s Light Rail transit system.

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